Sunday, January 1, 2012

Some New Year Texture Goodness ...

Hi Friends!   Here we are in 2012!!!   I hope it will be a year packed full of goodness for each and every one of you.  And to start it off with just that, here is a free texture for you called, what else - "Goodness".  I've applied it to one of my favorite go-to test images - so you may have seen this image of a pear here before.  :)

The texture was blended in Hard Light at 100% opacity. A Layer Mask was used to remove the texture from the pear and leaves.  The artistic filter, Poster Edges was then applied and its opacity reduced to 20%.  Simple is good, right?

To download your bit of New Year "Goodness", simply click HERE!  :)

After a four week respite for the holiday season, Photo Art Friday will recommence this Friday, January 6th, 2012!  I hope you have time this week to choose one of your favorite pieces of photo art from 2011 to share in our virtual gallery. 

Don't forget that the doors to our little gallery always open early, on Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. EST and remain open for your links until the following Sunday at 7:00 p.m. EST.  I'll have your glass of virtual champagne or sparkling water ready and can't wait to reconnect with you all!

Since we began PAF in September I have made a point of visiting each participant and leaving a little comment and a thank you.  Due to the time and energy involved, I have regretfully decided that I while I will click on every link to see and appreciate every piece of photo art linked up, my comments will now be limited to a few, randomly selected each week.  I hope you understand. 

I plan over the course of a month or two to have dropped in to thank each one of you personally as the year unfolds.  It is my hope that you will read about my awe, inspiration and deep appreciation for your participation each week right here on my blog.

So please mark this coming Friday the 6th as the first Photo Art Friday of the new year.  Can't wait to see your best creations from 2011!

(Copyright still applies to these textures after purchase or free download, as stand alone articles. I only agree to forego my design ownership rights once the texture is incorporated into your photographic or artistic work. Once the texture is a part of your work, you are free to use it in any of your personal or commercial endeavors. Please respect international copyright laws and do not claim these as your own, try to resell or gift them as is, or use them as the basis on which you create your own derivative textures.)


  1. Happy New Year to you Bonnie! The texture is perfect with that photo, and thank you for it!

    I've missed our link up here and look forward to getting back in....see ya Friday!!

  2. Thank you so much for the texture. Looking forward to linking up once again in 2012.

  3. Perfect texture and thank you for your generosity once again. It will be lovely to work with. I hope to meet here and contribute when I can. You always have such beautiful work displayed yourself and the contributors are amazing. Karen

  4. Wonderful texture...thanks so much!
    May you have a blessed and joyous New Year

  5. Gorgeous texture again Bonnie! Happy New Year to you and I am so excited to be starting PAF again this year! Woot!

  6. The texture enhances the goodness of this delicious-looking pear!

  7. I'm looking forward to it...yeah! One of my goals this year is to get out and take more photos.

    Bright blessings,


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