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Tuesday
Apr222014

Texture Tuesday - Simple eDition

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Dear friends,

Welcome to another Texture Tuesday. Thanks for stopping by....and sharing your beautiful textured art!

This weeks theme - SIMPLE

Simply share a favourite image processed with any of my textures....

and whatever comes to mind when you think of 'SIMPLE'

Next weeks theme ....Tuesday, April 29th.

free & easy

Today's Image  

Oh dear... can you believe another.... dried rose? I'm thinking there's a series in the making.... I just can't help myself.... They simply keep callng me.....

Perhaps it all comes back to Wabi-Sabi.... This discovery has inspired me so....I can't begin to explain.... But maybe, I don't have to...I'm thinking many of you feel the same way.

Today's Simple Recipe 

In-Camera

First I love shooting into the light....I have a little dressing table right in front of the bedroom window, the linen-ish curtains filter the light just right.... You gotta play a bit with your settings to get the right exposure for back lit photos....but once you get it right...dreamy stuff can happen.... 

Processed in LR.

I applied an auto tone, and then applied my kk_melancholy preset. This preset combines subtle desaturation......a boost of clarity.....a tone curve for the faded film effect......and finally a gentle lavender split tone in the shadows.....

I used the adjustment brush to lighten the rose petals and bump up the clarity.

then....Into Photoshop to add a touch of texture

a layer of Waterfront 1 at soft light blend mode, 100% opacity... Next a layer of Waterfront 7 at Multiply 41% opacity. I masked the texture off the rose, the fallen petals and vessel.

Finally the type.........That was that.... : )

Texture Freebies - A Simple Set

The download link for this set will be coming your way later today. Watch your email my friends.

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Start to Finish STARTS today..... See you in class.....

S2F Promo Video

Happy TT.... Link away....

with gratitude.....forever...always....

xo,

 

Oh...one more 'simple' themed image. My recent IG upload.

Tuesday
Apr152014

Texture Tuesday - Perfectly Imperfect eDition

and....one more Start to Finish spot opening.

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Dear friends,

Welcome to another Texture Tuesday. Thanks for stopping by....and sharing your beautiful textured art!

This weeks theme - Perfectly Imperfect

Simply share a favourite image processed with any of my textures....

and whatever comes to mind when you think of 'perfectly imperfect'

Read on for a little more on 'perfectly imperfect'.....

Next weeks theme ....Tuesday, April 22nd.

SIMPLE

I can't wait to see what you share.

Today's Image 

Have you heard of Wabi Sabi?

 
I know some of you have.... in fact a few lovelies mentioned it in the comments below last week's for the love of posting.

I stumbled on Wabi-Sabi a few months back.....bopping around pinterest....This lead me down a never ending road of wabi-sabi inspiration.

Wabi-Sabi encompasses everything I/many of us LOVE.... in decor....accessories.....life.....  it's perfectly imperfect..... and Oh my.... how I LOVE everything about it.....

So.....What is wabi-sabi?

According to wikipedia

Wabi-sabi represents a comprehensive Japanese world view or aesthetic centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is "imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete.'

Characteristics of the wabi-sabi aesthetic include asymmetryasperity (roughness or irregularity), simplicity, economy, austerity, modesty, intimacy and appreciation of the ingenuous integrity of natural objects and processes.

'sigh'.....

Found HERE on pinterest....

Wabi-sabi is the marriage of the Japanese wabi, meaning humble, and sabi, which connotes beauty in the natural progression of time. Together, the phrase invites us to set aside our pursuit of perfection and learn to appreciate the simple, unaffected beauty of things as they are. To create a true wabi-sabi environment, one must slowly strip away excess and learn to be satisfied living in the moment.

OH YES.... indeed..... Wabi-Sabi suits me so.....

Found here.

Wabi Sabi is the Japanese philosophy that looks at beauty as something imperfect, impermanent and incomplete. It is more than just how something looks, it is also how it makes you feel... It is often asymmetric or irregular and has a simple and modest honesty to it.

Tell me.... does the concept of wabi-sabi speak to you too?

This lovely dried rose from my stash........seemed just right for today's 'perfectly imperfect' theme.

You may notice...it's similar to last week's TT image....this time... more light..... than dark... 


Today's Wabi-Sabi Recipe - Both Photos

Processed in LR.

I applied an auto tone, and added a little extra boost of contrast. 

I bumped up the clarity to +10 and reduced the saturation and vibrance each to -24. Using the adjusment brush I added a little extra clarity to the rose.... to bring out the lovely details.

I also added a hint of magenta... using the tone curve. 

then....Into Photoshop to add a touch of texture

a layer of Waterfront 18 at soft light blend mode, 78% opacity...masking it off the bottle and rose. Next, I added a curves adjustment layer to deepen the color in the rose...just a tad.

Finally the type.........That was that.... : )

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Here's a peek at waterfront 18.... 

p.s. That's what I love about textures too..... so 'perfectly imperfect'......

 

Texture Lovin' Listers the download link for Waterfront 18 and a special Waterfront 18 magic eDition.... is coming your way..... later today. Watch your email.

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A Free Lightroom Intro Class coming soon....along with other exciting news..... Can't wait.... 

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Want one more chance....at a Free space in Start to Finish.....

Class begins next week....leave a comment below for another chance to win.

S2F Promo Video

Happy TT.... Link away....

with gratitude.....forever...always....

xo,

 

p.s. I'm behind on my inbox.... hoping to catch up over the next few days..... xo

 
Tuesday
Apr082014

Texture Tuesday - for the love of..... Perfectly Imperfect

 

Dear friends,

Welcome to another Texture Tuesday. Thanks for stopping by....and sharing your beautiful textured art!

This weeks theme - For the Love of ___________ ?

Simply share a favourite image processed with any of my textures....

whatever comes to mind when you think of 'for the love of....'

Next weeks theme ....Tuesday, April 15th

Perfectly Imperfect......

I can't wait to see what you share.

 

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Here we are a full week into April.... Oh my... how times flies....

I'm gearing up for some exciting stuff around here.... a few BIG announcements coming soon...... I'm close to bursting......

In the meantime... I'm celebrating .. For the love of... perfectly imperfect...... 

I love that this old bottle shows the reflections from our dining room walls (picture frames, windows....life).... so perfectly imperfect.....

Today's Recipe - Both Images

Processed in LR.

I darkened the shadows, bumped down the blacks. I added a tone curve to accentuate the highlights and moody down the shadows. I desaturated the orange in the HSL panel. Finally, I added a warm split tone in both the shadows and highlights.

Into Photoshop to add some texture.

I added a layer of Waterfront 7 (inverted) set to screen blend mode at 47% opacity...masking it off the bottle and rose.

Then the type.....

and....That was that.... : )

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Here is the magic version of waterfront 7.

 

Click here to download waterfront7 - magic eDition - if you'd like to give this technique a go.

Test Kitchen members pop over to the Kitchen for a quick magic texture-making tutorial.

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Give Away Announcement 

I'm giving away a spot in my Start to Finish Class.

To enter....simply leave a comment below. I will post the winner on Friday.

S2F Promo Video

Happy TT.... Link away....

with gratitude.....forever...always....

xo,

 

 

 

Tuesday
Apr012014

Texture Tuesday - Hello April

mouse over to see the original image - edited in LR then into PS for a touch of texture

Dear friends,

Welcome to another Texture Tuesday. Thanks for stopping by....and sharing your beautiful textured art!

This weeks theme - Free & Easy....

simply share a favourite image processed with any of my textures.

Next weeks theme ....Tuesday, April 8th

for the love of ______? whatever comes to mind.....

I can't wait to see what you all share.

 

Happy April sweet friends.... Here's to a beautiful month.

Today's Recipe - Both Images

Processed in LR.

First I did a quick tone... then I applied kk_touchofpink. Wanna give it a try, click HERE to download it.

I did a little dodge and burning with the adjustment brush. I added a little extra clarity to the front tulip as well. I also touched up the tulip leaf with the spot removal brush (the top image).

Then into Photoshop to add some texture.

I applied a layer of kk_simple at soft light. I masked off the texture on the front tulip and on the leaves. Finally, I added a curves adjustment layer to pull the lights down in the shadowy areas.

That was that.... : )

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Two New Textures

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Until then.....

Happy TT.... Link away....

with gratitude.....forever...always....

xo,

 

Tuesday
Mar252014

Texture Tuesday - Quiet eDition

 

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Dear friends,

Welcome to another Texture Tuesday. Thanks for stopping by....and sharing your beautiful textured art!

This weeks theme - Quiet

Next Tuesdays theme ....Tuesday, April 1st

Free & Easy.... 

Today's Recipe - 'melancholy'

Edited in LR. I was going for a quiet.... moody feel....

First I did a quick basic tone, then I applied a new preset I call 'melancholy'.

This preset combines subtle desaturation......a nice boost of clarity.....a tone curve for the faded film effect......and finally a gentle lavender split tone in the shadows.....

Into photoshop....

Waterfront 18

I selected Waterfront 18...because the tones seemed to match my image....  

2 layers..... one at soft light 52% and another at multiply 26%.

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One more...

Textured with Waterfront 27......Soft Light 74% opacity.

Today's post is dedicated....

to moms (and dads) .......with a child ....  hurting....
from sadness, sickness, fear, addiction, disease..... pain....

today... tomorrow.....always.....

May we never give up.....

May we find HOPE ... in the smallest of gifts....holding tight to love....

one day at a time....

'Listen now....to the gentle whispers of hope.....'

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If you have a moment.. close your eyes.....send a prayer.....a loving thought...... for all the beautiful children you know and love.....

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Happy TT friends.... Link away....

with gratitude.....

xo,

 

The Winner is.....

Thanks to each of you that commented on Friday's post

The winner of the Kinfolk magazine is..... Susan Bolton. Congrats Susan... Your copy is on its way.....

 

Tuesday
Mar182014

Texture Tuesday - Colour eDition

 

Dear friends,

Welcome to another Texture Tuesday. Thanks for stopping by....and sharing your beautiful textured art!

This weeks theme - Colour

Next TT theme ....Tuesday, March 25th

Quiet

Whatever your interpretation may be.... simply share a textured image that says 'quiet' to you.....

Please KNOW everyone is welcome.... new to textures... just starting... don't be shy.... you are amongst friends......

  Oh... before I forget... the from above submissions last week were AMAZING.... 


How are you, my friends? I hope well......

A quick post today..... 

A final shoot with last weeks tulips.... farewell lovely ladies.....

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Quick Recipe

Processed in LR using my preset... kk_TrueGrit...then into PS.

I did a little spot healing/cloning on the dropcloth in Photoshop.

I used one layer of Waterfront 4 and one layer of Waterfront 10... both at soft light at 56% opacity.... slightly masked off the table in the second image.....

Finally I added the quote.... and that was that.....

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p.s. S2F students more on today's photos in an upcoming class.....

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Happy TT friends.... Link away....

with gratitude.....

xo,

 

Tuesday
Mar112014

Texture Tuesday - From Above

mouse over to see the original - textured with kk_grungedup at soft light 40% opacity

Dear friends,

Welcome to another Texture Tuesday. Thanks for stopping by....and sharing your beautiful textured art!

This weeks theme - From Above

Next Tuesdays theme ....Tuesday, March 18th

Color....

  

How are you, my friends? I hope well......

A quick post today.....
I'm knee deep in S2F this week.... Very excited to see some of you in class later today..... 

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Quick Processing Recipe

Processed in LR using a new preset.... kk_LightDrama...then into PS.

I used an oldie, but goodie, kk_GrungedUp (part of the Ultimate Bundle) at soft light 40% opacity... partially masked from the subjects...
Last, but not least....I copied the background, moved it to the top of the stack and changed the blend mode to soft light blend 36%.

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New textures coming soon......in the meantime did you see the latest freebies HERE.

The download link went out on Saturday.....

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Happy TT friends.... Link away....

with gratitude.....

xo,