A lovely set of white English ironstone was found at a second hand shop for a mere $7.00 a few years ago and what a buy that was. I love using them for photography, displaying them, and setting the table with them.
I've been experimenting with actions in Elements 10. The Coffee Shop Blog has wonderful free actions and presets along with tutorials, so I thought why not give it a whirl. I used Kim's shine texture over the Coffee Shop action, Faded Day Dreams. After messing about with actions for a couple days, I've discovered that they're a short-cut for a quick artistic touch, but I prefer creating my own look through trial and error when I have the time.
I used the #2 texture from Kim Klassen's Ben's Collection on this photo, shifted the opacity to 83% after fussing with hue/saturation, levels, and adding a layer in soft light mode.
A Pitcher of Daisies photo has the least processing. Just a punch with a layer in soft light mode and a levels adjustment. No textures and no actions.
This photo has Kim's embrace and shine textures along with a bit of levels adjustments.
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