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!




17 comments:

  1. Oh thanks for the new textures Bonnie!

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  2. Super how you combine all these elements.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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

    Thank you so much!

    Capture Life,
    Kathy

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

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

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

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  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

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  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!

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

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  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.

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

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

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  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.

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  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!

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

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  16. Thank you for these Bonnie :)

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