It seems only appropriate that this weeks Mandarin Orange should be in the form of the sumptuous orange fall colors that we are surrounded by this time of year.
My first is a simple leaf picture boosted a little to bring out the orange on PSE with brightness/contrast and hue/saturation. It is really a stand alone picture, but to give it a little interest I added the pdpa Dusty Rose Bokeh at 40% to one side. I then used the pattern stamp tool on the overlay and pulled through some of the leaf color using a mask and the brush tool.
In this park picture I removed the sky using the magic wand tool then the magic extractor. I replaced it with pdpa just peachy texture at 80% then faded it out using lighting effects filter. Finally I overlayed with pdpa Dusty Rose texture at 24% and erased out the orange trees.
The background for this picture was just leaves on the ground. I removed the color and spray painted them with various muted shades of orange and yellow. The tree was extracted from another picture using the magic wand tool and the magic extractor.
I had thought we were going to have a drab fall because of the drought. For the yellows most of them were almost brownish and not as brilliant as they have bee in the past ... but the oranges are amazing! I think it only fair that some good comes from a long, dry, hot summer, don't you?
Everybody have a sparkly orange week:)