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Tuesday
Jul292014

Texture Tuesday - Pretty in Pink

 

mouse over to see the original - textured with kk-pinit 11

Dear friends,

Welcome to another Texture Tuesday

Thanks for stopping by....and sharing your beautiful textured art my friends!

This weeks theme - Free & Easy.

The Ongoing theme for summer.....

free & easy.

New to Texture Tuesdays? Click HERE for a few more TT details. New to link-ups, click HERE to view my link-up tutorial.

Share the NEW Texture Tuesday Button in your TT posting.

 

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Hello lovelies. Happy TT.

Another quick TT post and recipe today.

Lightroom

I applied 1 to 1 crop.... then toned... Next I applied Summer Sun from the Be Still class presets.... Really pleased what it did to this photo.....

Into Photoshop

I added a layer of today's freebie..... follow...at soft light 100% opacity.

Next the quote.... by Charles Spurgeon....

If you can't see His way past the tears, trust His heart.
-Charles Spurgeon 

Font: 1809 Homer... really love this font.

  

Today's free texture: Follow

List Members, please watch your email for the download link. Not on the list, click here to sign up.

Happy TT....

with gratitude.....

xo,

  

p.s. 2 more days to sign up for my 31 Days Lightroom class..... Click HERE for the details.

 

   

 

 

Tuesday
Jul222014

Texture Tuesday - Breathe

Plus a FREEBIE preset download. 

mouse over to see the original - textured with kk-pinit 11

Dear friends,

Welcome to another Texture Tuesday

Thanks for stopping by....and sharing your beautiful textured art my friends!

This weeks theme - Free & Easy.

The Ongoing theme for summer.....

free & easy.

New to Texture Tuesdays? Click HERE for a few more TT details.

Share the NEW Texture Tuesday Button in your TT posting.

 

“Texture

 

  

Hello lovelies. Happy TT.

Quickie recipe today......

Lightroom

In LR I cropped, then toned...then applied my new preset kk-within. If you would like to try it, click HERE to download it.

Into Photoshop

Applied a layer of Pin-it 10 at soft light 88% opacity...then a curves adjustment to darken the highlights as well. 

Finished with a touch of type.... and that was that.

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Pinterest Only Textures - I just added 2 new textures to my Pin-it Only page. Check it out HERE


Happy TT....

with gratitude.....

xo,

  

  

  

 

 

 

Tuesday
Jul152014

Texture Tuesday - Signs of Summer

 

 mouse over to see the original image

Welcome to another Texture Tuesday

Thanks for stopping by....and sharing your beautiful textured art my friends!

This weeks theme - Free & Easy.

The Ongoing theme for summer.....

free & easy.

New to Texture Tuesdays? Click HERE for a few more TT details.

Share the NEW Texture Tuesday Button in your TT posting.

“Texture

 

 

Hello lovelies. Happy TT.

Today's Cherry Recipe

Lightroom

Toned...then applied my Dark Mood preset with a slight bump in saturation (Be Still students this preset is available for download in the Week 6 lesson). 

Into Photoshop

I added a layer of waterfront 7 at softlight 78% opacity... In the top image I masked the texture off everything but the cherries. I love how the texture brought out the detail in the cherries.

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Lightroom Presets

I've had several emails and comments asking if my LR presets are for sale. At this time my presets are only available through my classes and through the occassional download here on my site.

  

 

Registration for the August session of Lightroom Begin closes on Wednesday.

Click here to register.

LR- Begin focuses on the Lightroom catalog/library. 

Click HERE for more details..... It's completely FREE.

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Pinterest Only Textures - I just added 2 new textures to my Pin-it Only page. Check it out HERE


Happy TT....

with gratitude.....

xo,

  

Congrats to Donna Milburn. Donna is the lucky winner of a Social Print Studio Gift Certificate. Enjoy..... xo
  

 

 

 

Tuesday
Jul082014

{Texture Tuesday} Peonies - The Moody eDition

 

 mouse over to see the original image

Welcome to another Texture Tuesday

Thanks for stopping by....and sharing your beautiful textured art my friends!

This weeks theme - Free & Easy.

The Ongoing theme for summer.....

free & easy.

New to Texture Tuesdays? Click HERE for a few more TT details.

Share the NEW Texture Tuesday Button in your TT posting.

“Texture

 

 

Hello lovelies. Happy TT.

Today's Peony Recipe

In Camera

Image captured with the Nikon d4 using the Sigma 50mm ART lens

ISO 200, Exposure 1/250 at f/6.3 Manual Mode with spot Metering.

Lightroom

Toned...then I applied my Dark Mood preset with a boost in saturation (Be Still students this preset is available for download in the Week 6 lesson). 

Into Photoshop

I added a layer of kk_0405 at multiply 73% opacity. I masked the texture off the linen. I added a hue/saturation adjustment layer and clipped it to the texture layer. I lowered the saturation to -47. (Clipping the adjustment to the texture applies the hue/sat settings to the texture layer only)

In case you missed the 0405 texture, it was part of the May set. click HERE to download it.

 

 

The first session of LR Begin is underway. 

I've opened registration for a repeat round to run in August.  Register here.

LR- Begin is all about Lightroom's catalog/library. The class is broken into easy to follow steps...

Click HERE for more details..... It's completely FREE.

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Happy TT....

with gratitude.....

xo,

  

 

 

Tuesday
Jul012014

Texture Tuesday - Pink Peony Love

 mouse over to see the original image

Dear friends,

Welcome to another Texture Tuesday

Thanks for stopping by....and sharing your beautiful textured art my friends!

This weeks theme - Free & Easy.

Simply share a favourite  image processed with any of my textures....centred around the theme nature.

Next weeks theme ....Tuesday, June 24th

free & easy.

In fact for the month of June...let's make every TT a Free & Easy.... Keeping it Simple....

New to Texture Tuesdays? Click HERE for a few more TT details.

Share the NEW Texture Tuesday Button in your TT posting.

 

“Texture

 

 

Hello lovelies. Happy TT.

Quick post today... Hope this finds you well.

Today's Pink Peony Recipe

In Camera

Image captured with the Nikon d800 using the 24/70 f/2.8 lens. 

ISO 400, Exposure 1/500 at f/3.2 Manual Mode with Matrix Metering.

Lightroom

Cropped to 4 x 5. Next an auto-tone. Then applied my Dark Mood preset with a light boost in saturation (Be Still students this preset is available for download in the Week 6 lesson). The Be Still students are making some serious magic with this preset!! sooo good.

Into Photoshop

I added a layer of Waterfront 18 (the perfect tones for this image) at soft light 100% opacity. I masked the texture off the peony and leaves at about 50%.

Click HERE to download a sample of Waterfront 18. (in case you missed it previously).

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For those of you who are part of the Creative Cloud program, you may have noticed Mini-Bridge is no longer available in the latest version of Photoshop. (Photoshop CC 2014). 

I came up with a work around, that might be helpful. 

Click HERE to view my LR/PS Channel.

 

LR Begin starts today. If you signed up, check your email for the class info. This first session is full. 

But, I've opened registration for a repeat round to run in August.  Find out more here.

LR- Begin is all about Lightroom's catalog/library. The class is broken into easy to follow steps.... I will share my simple catalog/library workflow....

Click HERE for more details.....and to register for Round 2... It's completely FREE.

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Happy TT.... and Happy Canada Day too.... Sweet friends.....Link away....

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

xo,

  

 

 

Tuesday
Jun242014

Texture Tuesday - Gratitude

 

 mouse over to see the original image

Dear friends,

Welcome to another Texture Tuesday

Thanks for stopping by....and sharing your beautiful textured art my friends!

This weeks theme - Free & Easy.

Simply share a favourite  image processed with any of my textures....centred around the theme nature.

Next weeks theme ....Tuesday, June 24th

free & easy.

In fact for the month of June...let's make every TT a Free & Easy.... Keeping it Simple....

New to Texture Tuesdays? Click HERE for a few more TT details.

Share the NEW Texture Tuesday Button in your TT posting.

 

“Texture

 

Find out more about my sweet new creamer HERE. xo

Hello lovelies. Happy TT.

I have so much to tell you....yet it's impossible to put into words....right now.

The truth.... the past few months have been very difficult (and I'm not talking about the cancer).... A family journey.....It's been extra challenging for some time now.

I've had to work at..... not pulling into myself... My first reaction....when my heart is hurting......step back, put up a wall.......retreat.

Rather than giving up....I will continue showing up.....

But, I'm allowing myself to sit with the quiet...dream pretty pictures.... set up stills........praying for strength to keep believing.....everything is going to be okay.

One thing I know for sure... the Be Still practice is so very close to my heart!! My oh my.....

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But enough on that sweet friends....It's time to share a little light....... after several dark and difficult days....a gift in the mail from my Insta-friend, Deborah.....what a blessing.

'sigh'....

Here's a little video of the unwrapping.... Thank you again sweet friend.... sending you much love.

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Today's Peony Recipe

In Camera

Taken with my Nikon d800 and the Sigma 50mm 1.4 ART lens.

Shot in Manual. Camera Settings: F/2.5, Shutter Speed 1/800, ISO 640

Lightroom

Cropped to 4 x 5. Next an auto-tone. Then a boost in clarity (+21). I reduced the saturation to -40 and boosted the vibrance to +12.

Next a tone curve for a bit of a hazy finish.....

Down to split toning: highlights to 68 and 8 and the shadows to 309 and 13. Balance - 0.

I always enable lens correction on import.... So that's applied right from the start.

Into Photoshop

I added a layer of Waterfront 7 at soft light 100% opacity. I applied a gaussian blur filter (set to 3.1) to soften the texture. Then I masked the texture off the peony and leaves at about 50%.

The final touch... words by John F Kennedy.

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LR eCourse News - Round 1 is Full....

Round 2 Registration is Open.

 

LR- Begin is all about Lightroom's catalog/library. The class is broken into easy to follow steps.... I will share my simple catalog/library workflow....

Click HERE for more details.....and to register for Round 2... It's completely FREE.

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

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

xo,

  

 

p.s. I've had several emails about Be Still.... Is it too late to register?

I would say.... no..... come on over and join us..... xo 

 

Tuesday
Jun172014

Texture Tuesday - Vintage Love

 mouse over to see the original image

Dear friends,

Welcome to another Texture Tuesday

Thanks for stopping by....and sharing your beautiful textured art my friends!

This weeks theme - Free & Easy.

Simply share a favourite  image processed with any of my textures....centred around the theme nature.

Next weeks theme ....Tuesday, June 24th

free & easy.

In fact for the month of June...let's make every TT a Free & Easy.... Keeping it Simple....

New to Texture Tuesdays? Click HERE for a few more TT details.

Share the NEW Texture Tuesday Button in your TT posting.

 

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You might remember I spent part of my birthday with PG. We hung out in her studio....talking all kinds of goodness........ all while taking photos....and editing on our phones.... It was the BEST. She graciously allowed me to borrow her scale that day....I've been in LOVE with it for years..... Here I am...finally taking some photos....

Isn't it a dream? Something extra photogenic about a vintage scale.... 

I LOVE playing with focus..... So fun!!! The tin scratches on the scale-front combined with the blur....made for some kinda-sorta bokeh.... Completely unexpected.....

Here's a closer shot.....

The Be Still class has been rocking the focus-play challenge....Well done guys!! Lovin all your beautiful images!

Thank you PG for sharing your lovely scale.... I highly recommend Prop Swapping!! 

Happy sigh.......

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Let's dive into my recipe.... and then some news.....

Today's Image Recipe - applied to all photos.

I started in LR with an auto-tone. Next I applied my greymist preset. 

Next....into PS, where I added a layer of Waterfront 7 at soft light 100% opacity.

I finished the top and bottom one with a little type!! Easy peasy.....

Click HERE to download my GreyMist preset.

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LR eCourse News - Read on...it's FREE


I've been working on this class for months.... Finally it's time to open registration.... 

I love Lightroom so much.... Seriously...  I can't imagine living without it.... It's been a game changer for me.. opening doors to so many possibilities..... 

I want everyone to love it....too.

There's one piece that can stop people in their tracks.... The LR Catalog.... It can be a little confusing....Often people get frustrated and give up on LR entirely.

This course is designed to move you past the catalog confusion.....and straight into loving Lightroom.

LR- Begin is all about Lightroom's catalog/librarary interface. Broken down in an easy to follow way.... I will share my simple catalog/library workflow.... Just enough info to keep it simple.

I'm so excited to share this!

Click HERE for more details.....and to register... It's completely FREE.

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

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

xo,

  

One last shot....... My boppy flax.... love how delicate it is.... 

 

Happy Birthday to my Mama!! Love you!!

Happy Birthday...a day late to my sweet friend Prairie Girl as well.....  Love you too my friend... xo