Lady In Red by Jim Carnevale

Lady In Red

Lady in Red

This lovely floral by Jim Carnevale is quiet and yet vibrant at the same time. I get the feeling of a fresco on a wall.

Jim shares the details in it’s creation.

The first texture layer is Arroyo from the Texture Collection I
Blend Mode: Overlay at 80% opacity.
On this layer I also used a layer mask on only the top, bottom and right leaves of just the flower.
The opacity of the mask at about 50%.

The next texture layer is Classique Cordova from the Classique Collection
Again,the Blend mode is Overlay but at 45% opacity.

The final layer was a saturation adjustment layer where I desaturated the entire image to -35%.

Jim Carnevale

See More of Jim’s work and his contact information on his Website.

2 Responses to Lady In Red by Jim Carnevale

  1. bahareh July 20, 2012 at 10:46 am #


    Blend Mode: Overlay at 80% opacity.
    sorry I have a problem,when I choose Overlay,I don’t know why it doesn’t make any visible changes.

    in contrast with Overlay,multiple and other blending modes always show visible changes.
    please help me
    bahareh recently posted..

    • Leslie Nicole July 21, 2012 at 9:36 am #

      Hi, if you have a light background, you won’t see much change unless you use the darkening blend modes such as Multiply, Color Burn, Linear Burn, etc.

      Overlay is part of the contrast blend mode group. Depending on the darkness of the texture and darkness of the image, the results will be very, very different.

      In this case, because he’s using a texture at overlay blend mode combined with another texture that is dark, the one set to overlay is reacting to the texture.

      It’s also just part of learning and exploring with textures. Two textures that appear similar can act very very differently when combined with an image.

      So in short, you won’t see much happen if you use a texture on an image with a light background using the Overlay blend mode. Try adding another texture as well. The rest is play, play, play.

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