Fall At Last

I also posted this on my Photoshop Elements Techniques board.  This is an oak leaf just turning some autumn colors.  Processed in Photoshop Elements with adjusted levels and burning.

Camera settings: Canon EOS Rebel T1i, F/6.3, 1/160 sec., ISO 100, focal length 100 mm.  No flash.

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Oak Leaf

This kind of fit for Sharp, but I thought that was stretching things a bit!  This oak leaf on the ground was processed in Photoshop Elements 6 by adjusting levels, adding a high pass filter and burning.   Taken with the macro setting of my FinePix camera.

Camera settings: Fujifilm FinePix S700, F/3.5, 1/75 sec., ISO 64, focal length 6.3 mm.  No flash.

Blue Leaf

Processed in Photoshop Elements with the Difference Blending Mode.  Adjusted for levels and sharpness.  Some cloning was done and finally framed.  I liked the way the grass added so much texture to the smoothness of the leaf.

Camera settings: Canon T1i, F/5.6, 1/60 sec., ISO 400, focal length 49 mm.  No flash.

Handmade Texture

I love textures.  This was made using my Christmas present Wacom tablet.  I started with a medium brown base layer.  After that, I applied rough brush strokes in a shade lighter and a shade darker on a separate layer.  Floral brushes in black were applied next and this 3rd layer was set on overlay.  The fourth layer was off-white brush strokes all over and set on opacity 20%.  These layers were flattened and this created my texture.    The texture was applied over a rose leaf with raindrops.

The rose leaf was taken using ISO 800, F/3.5 and 1/80 sec.  The texture was placed in a layer above the photo and set on blending mode Overlay.  Hope you like it.