Gentle Curve By Donna Eaton

Gentle Curve

Gentle Curve By Donna Eaton

This textured, floral macro focuses (and blurs!) on the beauty and grace of a Cala Lily detail. The undulating forms and sweet color reminded me somewhat of a Georgia O’Keefe painting.


Original Image

Donna shares how she made the image.

Textures Used

May Roses from the Artiste Collection.

Blend Mode: Normal / Opacity: 75%

May Roses

May Roses / Artiste Collection

Soleil from the Summer Color Wash Collection

Blend Mode: Soft Light / Opacity: 70%


Soleil / Summer Color Wash Collection

 Processing Notes

I layered the May Roses texture over the original image in the normal mode at approximately 75% opacity. I created a mask to erase some of the texture off of the Calla Lily using a large soft brush at approximately 40%. I also stretched the texture layer a bit at the top of the image to eliminate some of the dark area. I layered the Soleil color wash over the May Roses texture layer in the soft light mode at approximately 70%.  I  then enhanced the image in Nik Color Efex Pro 4 by using the brilliance & warmth filter, darken/lighten center, and vintage filter.

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One Response to Gentle Curve By Donna Eaton

  1. Vivian April 5, 2016 at 8:52 pm #

    I enjoyed reading this and it’s given me a clue as to what some of those Nik filters I rarely use are good for!

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