Monday, September 12, 2011

Free Textures Await You!

Hi there everyone.  How was your weekend? 

We had beautiful weather up here in the North East.  The scent of Fall is definitely in the air.  We kept our weekend low key - going for a lovely long walk, making apple pie with a big bag of organic apples picked by our daughter and grandaughters, played a fun game of miniature golf with the three of them, buying chocolates and fudge at a wonderful store where they make all their own, watching  some great US Open tennis, and, of course, paying our respects by watching some of the remembrance commemorations of 9/11.  Don't you just love early Autumn weekends?

I want to thank everyone who participated in Photo Art Friday.  The submissions were simply amazing!  Can't wait to see what you link up this coming Friday.  There is no theme - just post a piece of photo art that you've recently made or that has been sitting in your archives waiting for its 'moment' in the spotlight.  The inlinkz button will go up Thursday, September 15th at 7:00 p.m. EST, but you will have all weekend to add your link - so there is always lots of time to participate.  :)

The photo art at the top of this post was created with a texture I will be releasing soon in a little package for purchase.  I am linking that image up to Lisa's The Creative Exchange.  You can check out The Creative Exchange by clicking on the box below.

Here are a couple of great new free textures for you. I love to receive your feedback and to see what you produce with the textures, so please send me a link to your work if you have the time and/or inclination.

You will see that these are not subtle textures.  They work really well in many of the blending modes, but you must use your artistic judgment about the degree of opacity and about removing the texture (using a Layer Mask) where it detracts from your image or the effect you are wanting to create.

Personally, I find there is almost always a little tweaking that must be done to make the texture work with your image.  Just plopping one over your photograph and thinking you're good to go almost always produces unsatisfactory results.  Then again - sometimes you get lucky and the texture and image make that rare perfect marriage that needs nothing else.  In the end - it always depends on the artist's/editor's eye, don't you think?

To download pdpa Silk Canvas texture, click HERE.

To download pdpa Scratched Canvas texture, click HERE.

Terms of Use 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. A really delicious texture, this picture is beautiful, I love the colors of those flowers.

  2. Both of these are beautiful Bonnie, but oh do I think I have a photograph to use that first one on. Hopefully, it will turn out the way I am imagining. :-)
    You photograph here is just magic!

    Thank you so much for sharing these today at The Creative Exchange.

    Have a wonderful evening!

  3. I LOVE your coneflower image! I did manage to take many photos of my coneflowers this summer. Thanks so much for the new textures. I'm hoping that I have something I can try them on.

  4. Really beautiful, your textures are wonderful. I hope to start joining you for Photo Art Friday's, and totally agree early Autumn weekends are the best.
    By the way I have chosen you to receive The Versatile Blogger award.
    Please do come visit my blog at and pass on the love.

  5. thanks Bonnie, looking forward to playing with these. One of the things I've been having fun experimenting with recently is stretching and contracting the texture layer rather than automatically making the texture layer the same size as the photo

  6. Beautiful background colouring for the coneflower.
    I will enjoy playing with your Silk Canvas. Thank you so much for letting us try.

  7. Two wonderful new textures. Thank you very much, Bonnie !

  8. Your images amaze me! They have all the beauty and charm of a painting!

  9. gorgeous photo, the texture is wonderful. i don't "do" textures, but i am very tempted!!


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