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« Texture Tuesday - The Downton eDition | Main | New Classes & new Texture Tutorials »

A New Week & a New Photoshop Tutorial

a dreamy blanket of light tutorial.

Hello Sunshine. How are you? 

Today I have a quick little 'blanket of dreamy light' photoshop/elements tutorial for you. Check out the before and after effect above and the screencast lesson down below.

There's nothing more lovely than a dreamy blanket of soft light..... Is there? :)

Before we dive in... thank you for ALL the kindness you so generously sprinkled in the comments and via email after Friday's post. I am so very grateful.

Mood Update

My weekend was really nice. John took me out for dinner and a movie on Friday. We went to my favourite place, Lady of the Lake... it's has the loveliest Café connected to the shop. Then we saw the move Silver Linings Playbook. Bradley Cooper was fantastic. I love that this film is shedding some much needed ight on mental illness..... It had a perfect mix of happy and sad...with many pieces I could relate to. Saturday, we went out for breakfast. Then John spent the rest of the day setting up my new space. Oh my gosh, more on that soon. Burst. Sunday John was away on calls most of the I had lots of time to just be and do whatever. I took the day off from work and watched several episodes of Parenthood. I'm watching it from the beginning on Netflix. I seriously love that show.

Anyhow, here I am....feeling much better about life.... Hmm, it's amazing how things can shift. I think the act of putting it out there was a good thing. Thank you all.. always.

Before we dive into the tutorial... just a few quick things.

One. This week's Texture Tuesday theme is the Downton Collection... come link up your Downton I collection photos..... loving all the Downton II images in the extra link up from last week! Keep 'em coming. I'm thinking I might do a Downton feature post and share some of the images that you all have created with the collection. :)

Two. If you missed the Downton textures, check your email. I sent them out to the list last week.... If you are new to my site, be sure to join the Texture List and begin receiving freebies, including the Downton set, right away.

ThreeTest Kitchen members be sure to pop in and grab the Baker's Dozen collection. It's only available for the month of February.

Okie doke... please take a moment to check out today's easy-peasy dreamy light tutorial below. (if you are reading this by email you will have to pop into the site to view the video)

See you tomorrow for Texture Tuesday....

Later this week I will be back with the Picture Process eCourse details.

as always... so much gratitude,


p.s. Coming soon....I will shed a little light on photoshop cs6. I get many emails asking if it's worth the upgrade.... I can't say one way or the other, but I'm happy to share some of the features I adore most about it. 





Reader Comments (14)

I just love all the tutorials you share with us! You are so sweet to do it, thank you bunches!! :)
February 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCandy C.
Love this dreamy light effect, Kim, it's wonderful !
Also love the photos of Ben in your previous post, he's such a cutie :-)
and what a pretty scarf he's wearing !
Nice evening,
February 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSylvia
So glad to hear that you had a fun and relaxing weekend. If anybody deserves it is you, along with all the other women that work too hard in the world :) It is going to be another awesome year with you :)
February 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSarah
Thank you for the beautiful downton textures and great tutorial.
February 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterChristy
Thanks for the wonderful tips you have given in this
tutorial and others as well..
February 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKristeen
Thank you for all your free tutorials and textures! I also want to thank you for Roundtrip which I just took and absolutely loved! You are awesome, and I appreciate your generosity!
February 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKim Peterson
Thank you so much Kim you are so generous I am loving the Downton collection so beautiful...
February 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterViv
Thank you Kim for this Tutotial. I've been wondering for quite some time how this effect is achieved. So pleased to see this. Thank you also for your generosity with the free Textures you share. I love the Downton Collection. June
February 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJune
Hi sweety, I say a big thank you for all tutorials, and a beatiful textures!
I often use these, and may I show you my latest work with Downtown II Collection.

Cheers: Eva
February 19, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterevadraga
I ADORE the Downton collection! I'm going through my images now and trying to figure out how to make them better with these new textures. Such fabulous color truly makes a mundane image sweet. Thank you!
February 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRachelle
Kim, I have to tell you that I am an avid fan of Parenthood too. We went out and bought all the seasons and had a marathon for weeks! What a terrific show...praying they don't cut it after this season.
Thanks for all you do.
February 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLaurie
I just tried this example you offered here and I took a photo and tried my hand at it -- never done this before - see what you think..
hugs.. Thanks again.. wishing I could join this weeks Tuesday Texture -- hopeful next week - you are amazing help to me!!
February 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKristeen
Another great tutorial Kim. I have found my breakfast room has lovely light at 9:30am so I have my iPhone alarm set for that time to remind me that that moment would be a perfect time to take a picture in that room! Also found that adding while sheer curtains over the window actually increase/yet soften the light in that room. Awesome!
And morning pages, well you know I'm a morning pages kind of gal, but I don't worry about whether it's 3 pages or 2 pages or 5 pages, I just write until I've written enough. Good therapy!
February 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCarol Hart
this is the 'bestest' place to drop into :-) before going off to workish/play in 2BD, you really are awesome!
February 21, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterlynn

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