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Tuesday
Jun032014

Texture Tuesday - Nature eDition (from my archives)

Lightroom to PS Tutorials 

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Dear friends,

Welcome to another Texture Tuesday

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

This weeks theme - Nature.

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

Next weeks theme ....Tuesday, June 10th

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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Today's Image Recipe - applied to both photos.

In Lightroom....

Cropped then Auto-toned .... then applied my preset 'let there be light'. 

In Photoshop...

I added 2 layers of waterfront 28. One at color burn blend mode 59% opacity and the other at soft light 65% opacity.

 

Click HERE to download a sample version of Waterfront 28.

The script on the canola field is quickpen and the type is rough typewriter.

 

I've had a lot of emails regarding workflow from LR to PS. Below are a few video tutorials that may be helpful.

I've also had several emails asking about applying textures in LR. Unfortunately LR does not support layers. You have to use an external editor such as Elements or Photoshop. (other options such as PicMonkey and GIMP are avaialbe online, but I have not tried these).

Lightroom to Photoshop/Elements Tutorials

Intro - view on vimeo

Intro Part 2 - view on vimeo

Photoshop Tutorials

Photoshop Part 1 - preferences - view on vimeo

Photoshop Part 2 - LR to PS workflow - view on vimeo

Elements Tutorials

Elements Part 1 - Elements Preferences - view on vimeo

Elements Part 2 - LR to Elements Workflow - view on vimeo
  

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

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

xo,

 

 

 

 

Tuesday
May272014

Texture Tuesday - Free & Easy eDition

 

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Dear friends,

Welcome to another Texture Tuesday. This is #161..... Can you believe that?

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....that's it...that's all.

Next weeks theme ....Tuesday, June 3rd.

Nature.

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

Share the NEW Texture Tuesday Button in your TT posting.

 

“Texture

  

textured with waterfront 28 soft light 81% opacity

Today's Uptop Image Recipe 

In Camera

I focused on the lovely porcelain spoon. My f/stop was set to f/4. Shot with my nikkor 24-70 lens. (one of my favs for still life)

In Lightroom....

Cropped then Auto-toned .... changed the camera calibration to camera neutral, a slight desaturation and finally a matte finish using the tone curve.

In Photoshop...

I added a layer of waterfront 27 at soft light 38% opacity, masked off the cup and the spoon. 

Finished it off with the type.... and that was that.

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

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

xo,

 

p.s. Today's images may be a sneak peak into an upcoming S2F lesson....

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Tuesday
May202014

Texture Tuesday - Black & White eDition

 

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Dear friends,

Welcome to another Texture Tuesday. This is #161..... Can you believe that?

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

This weeks theme - Black & White and textured.

Simply share a favourite b&w image processed with any of my textures....that's it...that's all.

Next weeks theme ....Tuesday, May 27th

free & easy....

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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from my kitchen sink.....rainy day - black & white with touch of sepia split-toning

Today's Uptop Image Recipe 

In Camera

I experimented a bit with blurred focus in camera.... trying to create the feel of a gentle breeze.

In Lightroom....

Cropped then Auto-toned .... converted to b&w. I boosted the contrast and clarity... as well as a boost in the blacks..... 

In Photoshop...

I added a layer of kk_simple at color burn blend mode 78%...masking the texture off the scarf.

Note: Color Burn blend mode can work quite nicely with desaturated textures on b&w images...it tends to bring out just the right amount of texture in the shadowy areas of the image. It often works better than multiply...which tends to create an overall muddy look.

Just one free texture today - kk-rainyday

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Before I sign off... A little quotable inspiration.....

 

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

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

xo,

 

p.s.

I know many of us are on Instagram... are you? Gosh, it's an uplifting community.... You can find me here.

Be Still - fifty-two registration is still open. Pop over here for details. 


 

 

Tuesday
May132014

Texture Tuesday - Yellow 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 - Yellow

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

Next weeks theme ....Tuesday, May 20th

black & white..... 

  

 

Today's Image Recipe - same recipe on both photos, just different natural light.

Processed in LR.

First a 4 x 5 crop, then a quick auto tone. Next I applied my preset kk_melancholy. Click HERE to download the preset.

After I applied the preset I turned off the split toning.

Then into photoshop....

In photoshop I added kk_simple at soft light 66%...and another layer at hard light 27% opacity. I masked the texture off the callalillies.

and that was that.....

 

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

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

xo,

 

Test Kitchen members the Studio Collection is FREE for all members, this week only.

This is a $60 value.

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Be Still - fifty-two registration is still open. Pop over here for details. Class begins this Wednesday!!!  Already....  :) 


 

 

 

Tuesday
May062014

Texture Tuesday - Cuppa 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 - free & easy

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

Next weeks theme ....Tuesday, May 12th

YELLOW..... 

Guaranteed to bring some cheer.....

 

Today's Image  

A lovely little mug found at Winners.... 

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Today's Recipe 

Processed in LR.

First a crop, then a quick auto tone.

Applied a VSCO FILM 05 preset - Agfa Vista 800 ...slightly reduced grain.

Then into photoshop....

In photoshop I added kk_simple at soft light 100%... masked approximately 50% off the fabric and cup.

and that was that.....

 

 2 New Textures

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One more... cuppa photo... featuring my wabi-sabi safeway roses.... they did not disappoint... 'smile'....

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Update on John

John is still in the hospital. The doctors believe it is Graft vs Host Disease. They started a steroid treatment and he is starting to improve... little by little...day by day. Thank you for your continued prayers.....

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

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

xo,

 

Test Kitchen members the Studio Collection is FREE for all members, this week only.

This is a $60 value.

Pop in to grab it.

 

Be Still - fifty-two registration is still open. Pop over here for details. Class begins next week!!!  Already....  :) 

 

Tuesday
Apr292014

Texture Tuesday - Free & Easy 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 - free & easy

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

Next weeks theme ....Tuesday, May 5th.

Cuppa..... 

I Can just see all the cup thumbnails streaming in.

Happy sigh....... 

 

another wabi-sabi themed print.....

Today's Image  

Okay...should I mention this... or just move on.... Another faded rose....a tea rose this time.... Oh my gosh...I can't help myself.

'smiling here'.....

I'm so in love with faded roses that I went and bought an assortment of colors just to dry..... for future photos... a series has been born.... Must get my portfolio updated one of these days.....

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A quick post.... we were scheduled for appointments in Winnipeg this week.... but John ended up in the ER Monday morning. He has a small intestine infection....Thankfully it's treatable with antibiotics... Poor guy has been through the ringer and back.... so many times....

Thank you for your continued love and prayers for John...and our family. We are truly grateful.....

Today's Uptop Recipe 

Processed in LR.

First I did a quick auto tone. It was slightly underexposed (oops)....but thanks to the magic of LR....it's all good.....

After the auto-tone I boosted the clarity..... then I lowered the vibrance to tone down the yellow in my bench. Finally, I added a tone curve to lighten the overall photo just a little.... 

Then into photoshop....

In photoshop I added Waterfront 7.... (a recent go-to).... at overlay (rarely use this blend mode, but it worked well) at 53% opacity.

I added my favourtie 2 words ....... BE STILL.... and that ...as they say...is that.

One more... (same recipe minus the yellow bench).....

Start to Finish students, I will be sharing the complete start to finish video for today's TT images in class today.

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

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

xo,

 

One more photo... from my IG stream. Ben and his labradoodle cousin Sophie 'hunting' squirrels on our walk.... Makes me smile....

 

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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

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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.