Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Pick Up Your Free Textures

Hey there!  Hope you all had a great weekend and that this last Tuesday in May finds you well.

I was thinking about the challenge for the upcoming Photo Art Friday (to share a piece of photo-art that contains bokeh) and imagined you might fancy another bokeh overlay.

Below you can see I placed this overlay on a photo on a pair of pears  :)  blended it in Hard Light at 50% Opacity and used a Layer Mask to remove the overlay from the pears only.

For your high res download of pdpa Soft Light overlay, click HERE.

In case you would prefer a texture to give an old world vintage charm to any photograph, I have prepared and tested this one for you (and it's great!):  

To download your high res copy of pdpa Memories of Paris texture, click HERE.

I added Memories of Paris to the same photograph of pears.  It was blended in Hard Light with the Opacity reduced to 90%.  A layer mask was used to remove the texture from the pears.  I then flattened the layers and duplicated the flattened layer.  Filter>Artistic>Poster Edges.  Poster Edges opacity was reduced to 85%.  I added another layer mask, BUT this time I wanted the poster edges on the pears and wanted to remove it from the background.  Using a soft brush and the brush at 45% opacity I 'masked/painted' over the background to remove the poster edges and allow only the lovely texture to show.

Please read my Terms of Use for all of my custom-made textures, here.

Don't forget our standing date for Photo Art Friday.  I'll be looking for YOU!


  1. Oh thanks for the new textures Bonnie!

  2. Super how you combine all these elements.


  3. Both are beautiful...can't wait to play with them.

    Thank you so much!

    Capture Life,

  4. Love the new textures..thanks so much!

  5. I love how the photo with the pears came out - beautiful! Thanks, also, for the textures - I downloaded them. :o)

  6. great textures, thank you
    and your use of the textures are fabulous!

  7. Well this sound wonderful. I have have had a wonderful morning playing with your filters. My first contribution is already up and I will link it on Friday. Looking forward to joining the virtual gallery. teri <3

  8. Look great - I particularly like the version with the antique french print. Though I'm quite good at taking pictures - my photoshop skills don't extend beyond the basics. One day!

  9. COOL! I found your blog via the blog train. I like it.

  10. Wow I love this, it's great, like Corey I found you through the blog train, I've played around with photo art but I am a much better writer than I am an artist, still this is amazing and thanks for sharing.

  11. This is beautiful!!!!!!!
    Thank you for the textures!!!

  12. Yes, the results are magnificent. The truth is that these two textures are exquisite.

  13. Hi Bonnie, the pears are beautiful. I have recently started playing with layers and using the eraser tool to remove some texture with free photo editing programs, but my edges seem to be very sharp. I will have to learn how to do a layer mask next! Thanks for sharing all of your great examples and textures.

  14. Hi, Bonnie! I am a new follower and am also a new user of Lightroom. I have downloaded the Memories of Paris texture but am having trouble figuring out how to bring it into LR. I know this is probably really elementary, but do you have a how-to answer for me??? Thanks so much!

  15. Bonnie, thank you for such a wonderful textures!

  16. Thank you for these Bonnie :)


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