Friday, July 22, 2011

Fab Texture Freebies

Yes, I already published this post on Wednesday evening.  But I figure there are some out there that only look for their Friday Freebies on Friday - as any sensible person would!  So I am republishing this post on Friday.  Have I confused you yet?  Good.  Now if you have not checked out the two free textures below - be my guest!  If you have already downloaded the textures, you need read no further.  :)

These two textures are cousins - made from the same base components.  To illustrate their differences, I am applying them to the same photograph using Hard Light blend mode in both instances.  See what you think.  If you think you can use them, simply click on the link to download.

I use MediaFire as one of my file hosting sites to facilitate the download of free files.  They have have a new intimidating, gargantuan sign saying "File Not Found" which has made a few of you click away thinking you cannot download.  If, however, you look below their large alert you will still see a "Download Image Here" button.  Simply click on it and you will be good to go. 

I think MediaFire is having trouble displaying the image of the download (the image is the file not found) - BUT the download capacity still works.  Just stay calm, look around the page until you see the download button and click.  If you have any problems contact me in the comments or by e-mail and I will make sure you receive the textures.  :)


To download this PDPA Old Ornate Linen Texture click HERE.

Here Old Ornate Linen has been applied to the photograph of the wildflower.  I processed it with the blend mode Hard Light adjusted to 85% opacity.  The texture was removed from the flower bloom with a layer mask.  The image was sharpened and a Levels Adjustment using the Output slider to desaturate slightly.

To download this free PDPA Linen Blind Texture, click HERE

The Linen Blind texture was applied to the same photograph using the same blend mode of Hard Light with the opacity adjusted down to 85%.  A Layer Mask was used to remove texture from the flower.  No further processing was required.  As you can see, this texture is a bit less ornate and vivid.  You also see more of a linen cloth texture.

BTW, I have noticed that the dark textures I offer for free downloads have fewer 'takers' than the more neutral ones.  Please don't be afraid of dark textures.  You can still achieve fantastic desaturated, dreamy looks with them if that is your thing.  All you need do is blend them in Screen, Lighten, Soft Light or Luminosity blend modes.  You are really missing out if you assume they are not for you!  Grab a dark texture and just experiment with it - they bring so much life to any photo.  Dark textures are a 'must have' if you like to create photo art.

Terms for Free Downloads:  You are free to use my textures to enhance your personal or commercial artwork. Please do not claim them as your own work, regift them or sell them as is. I also ask that you do not use these textures with the addition of slight adjustments to make your own textures. Copyright still applies after download. I am only agreeing to forgo copyright once they are incorporated into your own art or photo editing work.


  1. These textures are awesome. I can't wait to try them.

  2. That is lovely. I'm just learning about using textures. I didn't really like them because I work so hard to get clarity, I don't want to hide it. I never thought of removing the texture from the subject...duh :)

    Thanks for the lovely texture and sharing how you applied it.

  3. It's funny, Bonnie, but I gravitate towards the darker textures. These two are great. Thanks so much for your generosity. :)

  4. These are just gorgeous Bonnie!
    thank you so much for sharing your wonderful work.

  5. I really like these. Thank you for sharing.
    Have a happy day!

  6. Gorgeous...I can't wait to try them out. It's always a nice surprise to get something a little early. Thanks so much for offering these fabulous textures.

    Have a wonderful rest of the week!

    Bright blessings,

  7. thanks for these - lookign forward to playing

    totally agree with your dark texture promotion - I love them and use them more than lighter ones

  8. Thank you again, Bonnie! I've used the Old Ornate Linen texture on a floral image now on my blog and my Photostream. By the way, I like the dark textures!


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