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A Magical Black & White Photo Conversion

Happiest Friday!

How are you?  I hope you had a fantastic week.  And here’s to another weekend on it's way!  My how time flies.

Okay so, when you see your FREEBIES today, at first glance you may think…huh?  ‘What is she doing?  She’s lost her marbles!’  But I’m telling you, though, Today’s freebies are pretty much magical.  You just need to know how to use them! 

Before I share them …and tell you the secret trick for today’s textures, can we just take a moment and blow Sophie a few virtual kisses?  I’m telling you, this girl is so sweet.  She has such an amazing zest for life… And she’s also the gentlest doggy, ever.  And She loves to be LOVED. She could sit and let you kiss her forever.  It’s so sweet.  She just soaks it all up!  Oh, I suppose I should mention Sophie is staying with us this weekend!  Woo hooo!

And BIG NEWS…Monday we become doggy owners again!  Yep!  :) Do you remember the puppy in need of a family that could give him lots of love and attention…and most importantly fresh air and exercise?  I shared the story HERE.  Well he’s coming our way on Monday.  Fingers crossed we can make him super happy and that he and Sophie become bestest cousins. :)

So back to the magical textures.  Check out the before image above.  I converted it to black and white and then proceeded to add a layer of both of today’s textures.  Here’s the top secret part… I changed the blending mode to SCREEN.  I then removed a bit of the texture from Sophie’s sweet face.  Can you see the magical effect they have created?  I mean, don’t ya love it? 

I dare you to play with this technique my friends… It will work on all kinds of images…both black & white and colour.  I’d love to see your results!!  And perhaps I can feature some here or at the soon to be opening...TEST KITCHEN’.  I have a Flickr pool you can post your images in.  If you do share an image or 2 or 3 with today’s textures, please note it in your description.  I’d LOVE to see!

magic sept 24sample image

Before I sign off….  the response to the TEST KITCHEN and the PHOTOSHOP COOKBOOK has been MIND BLOWING!!  I have no words to express my gratitude.  I am sooo very appreciative of your support!  Thank you, thank you!!

Texture Lovin’ Listers…. I have sent you the link to download today’s ‘MAGIC’ textures.  If you are not on my list and you would like to start receiving my freebies, you can sign up HERE.  Once you sign up, I will ZAP you today’s textures.  And each Friday you will receive a new one (or 2 or 3)…

I’m off to the trail with Sophie.  It’s finally warm today.  And I can’t wait to soak up the sun.

Happiest weekend.. xxo,


Reader Comments (17)

Congrats on the new pup. I can't wait to see a photo of the lucky dog. I know what you mean about a big dog. Our Kelly passed away in January and was 16 pounds. Then we became foster dogparents for a 33 pound airedale mix who wiggled his way into our heart and now our home is his! xo

September 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJoyce

More amazing loveliness! Thanks Kim

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September 24, 2010 | Unregistered Commenternfljerseyonline

Kim, I love your blog and all the information on photos but... it is so hard to read, tiny print and so light. You really put my bifocals to the test.

September 24, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbarb

Kim, thank you so much, for all of your textures....todays are going to be so much fun to try out and play with! I adore textures and you just don't know how much I appreciate your creations! I look so forward to Fridays! :) Oh and Sophie is adorable.....I have a Sophie of my own that needed a home and she is so sweet and probably the most sensitive and loving puppy I've ever owned. From one dog lover to another....I'm so excited you're getting another doggie to love and go on walks with, that just warms my heart!

September 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDebra

Such a lovely dog! I'm looking forward to seeing photos of your new puppy! And thanks for the textures - I'm new to this subject but am so looking forward to trying it! Have a wonderful weekend!

September 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRosie Grey

Thank you! Can't wait to play! And what a cuuuuuute dog!
bernie x

September 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBernieTuffs

love it! and YAY! for you on the new are going to have so much fun!

September 25, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkelly

Congratulations on your cookbook Kim! These textures look like fun!

September 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKristy Life-n-Reflection

i just had to come back and say that i just tried them on an image and it is magic! going to load it onto flickr now..

September 25, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkelly

love it. and thank you for teaching aboutntextures i love them. i am addicted.

September 25, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterliz

Just beautiful! Sophie is adorable.

September 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAngela

Kim-The black textures are great. Can't wait to try them. The cookbook looks wonderful. I wish I had more time so that that was all i had to do! I'm so happy for you getting a new pup. You are going to love it. Can't wait to see pictures. Have a great weekend..

September 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJo in New Prague, MN

keeping my fingers crossed... that soon you will be making textures with a new friend!!!

September 26, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterelk

Hi Kim,

Hope your week-end with your family and doggie critters was fun. What a cutie, indeed. Hope all is well.

Warmly with hugs, K

September 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKarla Laura Smith

i can't wait to see photos of you and your new baby :)

September 28, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbeth

Congrats on becoming new dog parents (again). Thanks for sharing all your talents. I only wish i had more time to play in photoshop.

September 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPatti A.

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