Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Sepia Scenes #5


The bench


The broken sundial

“Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be, the last of life, for which the first was made. Our times are in his hand who saith, 'A whole I planned, youth shows but half; Trust God: See all, nor be afraid!'”

~Robert Browning~

Share our Sepia Scenes #5 if you like. We welcome all who would like to participate.

All we ask is to sign Mr. Linky and leave a comment.

Feel free to be creative!

How to create the effect on The Bench:

In Adobe Photoshop, first make sure the 'Styles and Effects' panel is visible. If it is not, go to 'Window - Styles and Effects'
to show it. It may be a minimized panel. If so, click on the white triangle to show it.

In the 'Styles and Effects' panel, select 'Layer Styles' in the left-hand drop-down box, and 'Photographic Effects' in the right-hand drop-down box.

Now all you need to do is select the layer which contains the image you want to Sepia tone, and then click the 'Sepia Tone' layer style. The image should turn brown, as if it was a Sepia photograph.

Layer styles can only be applied to layers, and sometimes you will have a document where the only layer is named 'Background' and is not strictly a layer. If this is the case, Photoshop will display a message box saying "Styles can only be applied to layers. Do you want to make this background a layer?". Click 'Ok', then name the layer, and click 'Ok' again to apply the Sepia effect.

How to create the effect on The Broken Sundial:

In Photobucket online apply the Bronzing Effect and fade the effect. Apply the Sepia effect and fade it.



There was originally trouble with Mr. Linky this week and then, it seemed, things were all right. But, no, Mr. Linky put up all the signers from my Ruby Tuesday meme under Sepia Scenes. I'm SO sorry, Annie, and others who had trouble finding Sepia Scenes postings. Thanks Annie for telling me about the problem. Let's hope this week will be better... :)


Mojo said...

I love the sundial. It looks perfect in this tone too. Very fitting.

If this photo looks familiar there's a reason. It's not the same shot I used for last week's Lensday Challenge, but it was taken at the same time. But due to the vagaries of pre-scheduling, even though this post was written first, it got published later. I like both the sepia and full color versions though... hard to pick a favorite. So I guess it doesn't nmatter that two shots so similar appeared within a week of each other, right?


Sepia Scenes #5: You Just Had To Be There

Anonymous said...

Great sepia dial.
here is my own link for this week's meme:

Jientje said...

I haven't worked with layers yet, but who knows, thanks to what you teach us each week, maybe one of these days I will be brave enough to try it! My sepia scenes will be up in an hour or so.
I'm showing the original full colour, the cloned full colour, and the sepia of one and the same picture.

I just love your bench!

Annie Jeffries said...

The is just something so appealing about bench photos. This one sure hits the right note. Here is my contributin for this week:

Cindy said...

Both of these are well suited to sepia. I really like the sundial.


EG CameraGirl said...

I especially like the sundial in sepia, And the Robert Browning quote is wonderful.

Carletta said...

Hi Mary,
Love the Browning quote and the bench!
You give us all kinds of info on converting. I just click sepia in my program. I tried saturating the color but I wasn't pleased with that so it was back to one click! :)

Anonymous said...

Those are awesome! Mine is, HERE.

Anonymous said...

I like the sundial too!

Posted another one,HERE.

judi/Gmj said...

Great information thanks. I do like the sundial best. My is up for you to see. Darn that mr Linky.

me ann my camera said...

The bench is my favourite as I always find sepia tones so inviting so how can one resist such an invitational photo.

My 'winter thoughts in sepia', is up at:
Gallimaufry Gleanings

Baker Watson said...

The sundial was cool. Just this week I was reading a book about 'discoveries' that had an extensive section on the history of devices used to measure time. Of course it included a good bit about the sundial.


Carletta said...

Hi again Mary!
I came back to check on Mr. Linky saw my name was going to say thanks but I think this Mr. Linky is the one for Ruby Tuesday.
Mr. Linky is being bad.
Anyway mine is up now.

Anonymous said...

Posted mine!

Anonymous said...

The shot of the sundial is beautiful in sepia.
Happy Sepia Thursday Mary :)

MyMaracas said...

LOVE the sundial. What a perfect subject for sepia!

Mine's up. I'm still using the AOL photo editor's one-click sepia option, then fiddling with the brightness with the editor that came with my camera.

Anonymous said...

Wow ilove the bench one!

Mine is up since ysterday. :)

Robin said...

Whoa, I'm late! Did you move Sepia Scenes to Wednesday?

I really like the way the sepia sets off the textures of the dial Mary.

MaR said...

Love sundials! yours is simply wonderful, even if it is broken... Love the bench, too. I have a plant just like the one pictured on the left.
Your sepia lessons are always interesting. I simply choose the sepia effect and play a little with the shade.
My sepia scene is posted, happy Thursday!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Love that sundial! The tones are magic! Beautiful!

Gemma Wiseman said...

For some strange reason my Ruby Tuesday link is coming through on the first link of my name as are many others! Mr Linky is very confused!

No. 89 for me links to my sepia post!

Jackie said...

I love both of them Mary. They are really fantastic!!

But my favorite is the bench. I have always wanted to do a series of benches and some day I am going to.

Mine is up and I am headed to bed. My goodness it's after 3am!!

Happy Thursday everyone!!:-)))

Sherrie said...

I really like that Sun Dial! It looks ancient! My Sepia Scenes is posted. Take Care!!


CharmaineZoe said...

Great effects. My faves the bench, although I like the sundial too. Mine is up now - better late than never :-)The Floozy in the Jacuzzi!

Julie said...

I love both shots, but the last is my favorite

Anonymous said...

Beautiful choices, Mary - the sundial is so gorgeous... and the quote fits perfectly.

Please let me take you to Ireland :-)

Dianne said...

I love the bench. for some reason that one leaf seems so touching.

My Sepia is up

Mr. Linky needs to be whacked ;)

Sherrie said...

Me again. I forgot to put my link to my post. So you can see my sepia photo here:
Take Care!!


Gelombang Rakyat said...

Much I can learn here.


Kahshe Cottager said...

Sorry to have missed SS this week Mary. We have had an extensive power outage due to a winter storm. I am slowly getting back now!

Loved your photos this week!

Annie Jeffries said...

Hi Mary and thanks for the note. I posted under comments way early this week when Mr. Linky was first taken ill. Then it all went awry and I thought, whoa, has Mary seen this? Glad the problems are resolving. I'm sure Mr. Linky will be all hail and hearty next week. I'm already planning my next post. Hugs, Annie