Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Two Free Textures!!

Just noticed that the week is almost over and I haven't posted a free texture.  Well, I still haven't.  I've posted two free textures!  I hope you will love them as much as I do. 

The first texture "je me souviens", is in honor of vivacious Gwynnie of "Gwynnie B Designs".  She just returned from a week in Paris and is probably full-to-bursting with memories and stories of all things French.  So Gwynnie, the first texture with French script is dedicated to you - and free for everyone!

The second texture is just that -  texture plus, plus, plus.  Check it out, download it and experiment with it on your images.  I really hope you don't just apply the texture and use Soft Light and leave it there.  Experiment with different blend modes and different levels of opacity.  After some experimentation, you will begin to get a feel for what kind of texture will work well with different images.   

For your free download of  "je me souviens", click HERE.

"je me souviens" ('I remember') is a fabulous texture in most blend modes.  I love it in Hard Light and Overlay.  If you like your images to have just a faint appearance of texture, use Soft Light.  If you love a dreamy, desaturated look try Screen.  If you are more daring and like more intensity try Color Burn or Linear Light and adjust the opacity.  Remember though, as you adjust the opacity you are making the texture more and more transparent and losing many of its more subtle effects. 

A Layer Mask or your Erasure Tool can be used to eliminate any of the texture (e.g. the flower) or script that you do not want on specific areas of your image.   

If I have time, I try all the Blend Modes for you never know what delightful surprise the different blends of pixels and contrast might give you.  The results are different with different photographs, so if you don't like what any texture does on one photograph - try it on another!  

For your free download of "Cherish 1" texture, click HERE.

"Cherish 1" has great depth of texture.  It makes for wonderful skies and gives a rather painterly feel to trees and shrubs in a landscape shot.  It gives you a soft, irregular vignette (darker edge) that will really make your focal point stand out. 

Remember if you think it is too strong in certain blend modes, use a layer mask to remove degrees of texture from different areas on your image by adjusting the opacity of your Brush Tool.  I usually take the opacity of my Brush Tool, when removing texture from an image, down to about 25% to start.   Adjusting your Blend Mode Opacity slider will reduce the opacity on the entire image.

I love to see how you use the textures, so if you have time drop me a link to wherever you post them.  I will do my best to visit and comment.

P. S.   A little "thank you" is always appreciated.  There are a couple of ways to do that:  leave a comment or Follow.  :)

Terms for Download:  You are free to use these textures to enhance your personal or commercial work.  Please do not claim them as your own work, regift them or sell them as is.   Copyright still applies after download.  I am only agreeing to forgo copyright once they are incorporated into your own work.


  1. Bonnie, Thankyou so much for the textures and the very helpful tips. I love both of them and can't wait to try them. I am mentally thinking about an image to go with the first as I type!

  2. Wow...thanks so much for the beautiful textures. I can't wait to try each one out. I too love experimenting with each blend mode to see what it looks like on the picture.

    Thanks again.

    Bright blessings,

  3. Thank you for the free textures and for visiting my blog - can't wait to play!

  4. These are truly so beautiful Bonnie.
    Thank you so much for sharing them here!

  5. Merci, Bonnie, for such lovely textures! And a big thank you for dedicating the French script texture to me :) Oh the ideas I have in using this...


  6. Thank you..........these are beautiful


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