Monday, October 10, 2011

Free Texture Thank You

It's our Thanksgiving long weekend here in Canada.  While most celebrate with their Thanksgiving meal today, we gathered our family together yesterday to enjoy a bountiful, harvest meal.  It was basically a vegetarian feast, but we did resort back to our pre-vegetarian tradition of apple pies and pumpkin pies and they were delicious!! 

My dear husband, who is trying to squeeze in his last few golf games before winter sets in, left early this morning for the links.  I will take today to recuperate from about three days of cleaning, shopping and cooking.  Phew!!!  And where better to recuperate than in front of the computer screen catching up with all of YOU?!!   :)

On this Thanksgiving Weekend, I am also giving thanks for each and every one of you who shared your photo art images last week with Photo Art Friday They were outstanding!  I know it takes a lot of time to create the image, post your blog, make the links, and visit the other participants ... so I am truly grateful that you are willing to use your time and energy to link up with Photo Art Friday.

This week there is an optional suggestion of using one of my textures in your photo art submission - however, if you had something else in mind - go for it!  The doors to the virtual gallery always open early - each Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. EST.  I'll have your glass of champagne ready!

In the meantime, how about a great, new texture to download?  I love this one.  Hope you do too.

To download pdpa French Boudoir Blue texture, simply smile ... and click HERE.

This texture is called French Boudoir Blue and produces a variety of lovely effects in different blend modes.  I post my images on the blog in 72 dpi, but the product you download is always 300 dpi which allows you to produce superior images - especially if you sell your artistic creations.

Here are a couple of examples of what I have produced using this texture:

The above image was sharpened, texture applied on top of photograph, and blended in Screen blend mode at 75%.  A layer mask was used to move all texture from the main flower and a levels adjustment was made to bring a bit more light into the image.  Added my signature and it was good to go!

On this photograph, after sharpening, the texture was dragged on to the photograph and blended in Hue.  Opacity was left at 100%.  A layer mask was used to remove texture from the white blossom. I flattened the layers and then from that one layer made a duplicate layer.  Then went to Filter>Artistic>Poster Edges was used to highlight the lines in the texture.  I did not want those lines on the blossom and so removed them with a layer mask.  The last step was adding the signature.

Enjoy the texture and please read the Terms of Use.

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.

I will be linking this post to Lisa Gordon's wonderful Creative Exchange.  You can join us by clicking on her button below:


  1. Incredible beautiful! You do it so great.

  2. Beautiful photo and texture as always. Well done!

  3. These looks so wonderful - both the photos and the texture! Great work!

  4. Bonnie -- wow -- thank you so very much. I already used this one and the your Abstract Scratches for the next Photo Art Friday... will post Thursday evening. You can take a "peek" if you wish. Hugs from Alaska. kareninkenai

  5. Dear Bonnie,
    I hope you have had a chance to rest up a little after your labours. Sounds like you had a good meal together. Forgot that your Thanksgiving is early.
    The colours in your texture are so beautiful together. Chartreuse.Just wish I could understand the text.
    I'll enjoy playing with it before Friday. You know where to find my try-outs :-)

  6. This is beautiful Bonnie! I especially love it on the white flower. Thank you so much for sharing your work here, and for linking up at The Creative Exchange.

    Sending you wishes for a wonderful evening.


  7. I love the look of this latest texture.

    Love your edits. The yellow chrysanthemums look stunning.

  8. Great effect in both pictures of really making the flower stand out from the textured background. It's almost 3-D!
    (look at this--the comment box is working for me!)
    I subscribe to the same mode of relaxation as you.

  9. I think the texture is great in it self.


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