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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
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....

 

Be Still - fifty-two registration is still open at the early bird price. Pop over here for details.

 

 

Saturday
Mar082014

Textures - Times Three Etc......

 

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Hello lovelies....

My oh my..... it's been too long since I popped-in unannounced......for months..... I've pretty much stuck to a TT/FF-only schedule.....  I believe it's time to shake that up a bit....

So here... I am..... a weekend posting..... and it feels good!!

I have 2 new textures....Three, if you count the latest pin-it only freebie.....

I used today's new....kk_0703..... on my uptop image....

S2F students... this is a little teaser..... of an upcoming lesson.... A class email is coming your way this weekend!!

Today's freebies....

Texture lovin' listers... check your email for the download link..... 

Be sure to pop over to pinterest and grab my freebies..... Pin it Only 7, just posted.

TK members

a brand new 'exclusive' set of hand-drawn laurel brushes....pop over and check it out.

Have a beautiful weekend..... Until next time....

xo,

 

 

 

 

Tuesday
Oct292013

{Texture Tuesday} - Waterfront Give Away 


quote by Kobi Yamada - textured with Waterfront 1

Dear friends,

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

I've decided to continue the Free & Easy TT theme for a while longer...... Still keeping it simple.

I'm so grateful you all continue to pop by and link up your beautiful textured photos...... THANK YOU. 

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Remember the Waterfront Collection? that I was hoping to release last Friday.....Ugh.....

Like I mentioned, it's complete.... I'm afraid there's been a slight delay on the release..... But it will happen..... 'smile'.....

Keep reading for a chance to be the first to receive the new collection.....

 

In the meantime.....How 'bout 2 New Freebies?

Texture Lovin' Listers.... watch your email later today for the download link.

Not on the list? Simply sign up here....and start receiving freebies right away.

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Give Away

The give away I originally had planned......will have to wait for another day.... I ran out of light to photograph the mystery item..... I haven't forgotten.... It's just so lovely......

In the meantime..... like I said... the Waterfront Collection is complete.... but the shoppe page isn't quite ready..... 

So how 'bout a chance to be the first owner of the new Collection? To enter.... please leave a comment below.... and Double your chances by linking up a TT image.

I will announce the winner on Thursday..... 

Good luck!!

Latest on John

Just a quick little update....  

My desk is set up in the bedroom... about 3 feet away from John's sleepy head.... So I best call it a night.....

John's struggling with nasty nausea and a lack of appetite.. side effects from the transplant.... But he's taking one day at a time..... We go back and forth to the hospital every other day..... Some days he's there for most of the day....other days it's shorter.... 

He's hanging in there..... dreaming of better days ahead..... 

As always... thank you for your sweet notes of encouragement.... We are so grateful.

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Let's get this TT started.....

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

xo,

Saturday
Aug102013

A Texture Trio

 

Hello friends......

How are you? I hope well. I'm popping in quick with three new textures for you to try.

Take a Peek...... I hope you enjoy them. 

Texture Lovin' Listers...the download link is coming your way.

Want free textures...right to you inbox?

Click HERE to sign up for the Texture Lovin List....and you will be all set.

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Have a wonderful weekend....  missing you.....

with Love always.... 

xo, 

 

Saturday
Jul202013

New in the Test Kitchen

 

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TK Members, be sure to pop over and download the July Collection.....

....and while you are there...check out the latest start to finish edit video.....

xo, 

Tuesday
Jul022013

{Texture Tuesday} July 2nd Free & Easy

 

textured with touch-of 2 from this week's texture list.... Touch-of Set.

 

Dear friends,

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

I'm sooo gosh darn happy the peonies waited for me .... I've been photograhing them in so many ways this past 2 days..... 

Test Kitchen members, I posted a start to finish video for this edit..... Pop over... You can download the sample image and give the recipe a try if you like.

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Let's get this week's TT started.

The link up will remain open until July 6th.

xo,