The Wilde Olive Blog: Edit Me 14 and Inspiration (or lack there of)


Edit Me 14 and Inspiration (or lack there of)

Thursday, August 18, 2011

This week's Edit me #14 is from guest judge is Amy! Here's her original photo:

I have to admit that I was totally uninspired this week when it came to editing this photo. It had nothing to do with the photo or the challenge. I just could not figure out what I wanted to do with this one! It's such a cool shot. I like the framing and the colors were what made the picture to no black and white. I then thought this photo is perfect for adding a I tried that and tried again and tried again. I just wasn't feeling it.

So, when that happens, what do YOU do? Last week, I gave the suggestion to browse through LR presets and that usually works for me! Thanks Kathryn by the way for using that as inspiration for this week. I just couldn't find something that said THIS IS IT!

Finally, I ended up using CS5 only and running actions - no manuel editing expect adjusting layers- until I got a look I liked. Then, since I just started using some Kim Klassen textures I decided to add one of those AND I really like how it turned out!

I used Paint the Moon's: Peaches 'n Cream Pop, Lighten It Up,
and Pop It on the Spot (using the brush only on the boat and the blue building).
Then I added Kim Klassen's Free Texture: Water Stained Paper on Multiply blending mode at 50%.
That's it!
What do you think of how it turned out?
Check out the other edits here:
My Reflection of Something


PS. I'm judging in two weeks and I can't wait! I hope you guys can find inspiration in the photo I submitted!


  1. I have been riding the uninspired train myself lately! I love that you were determined to complete the challenge though! Perhaps I need to push myself more...

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  3. Would LOVE for you to join the photo linky party I have on Sundays...Beautiful photos!! I know how the editing lull goes...I am SO uninspired sometimes...but I find if I do it anyway, usually I am happy about it later! Happy day!


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