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Day 4 of the 12 Days of Textures

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OH my gosh... day 4 already..... Hmmm...
I wonder.....
Will I be thinking 'day 10 already?' or Will I be thinking..... 'what were you thinking?' 


So far... I'm loving the 12 day series......

And I have to say.... I'm loving today's texture......

Introducing Edward.

How 'bout a little photoshop recipe sharing?

  • Layer 1 - Beloved Camera image
  • Layer 2 - Gradient adjustment layer to darken the left side of the image. Gradient was a similar color to the shades in Edward to white. Set to normal blend mode at 22%.
  • Layer 3 - Blank layer set to soft light. Painted with White to 'faux dodge' the dark shadow area on the left.
  • Layer 4 - Edward at soft light 100%.
  • Layer 5 - Edward at soft light 100%.
  • Layer 6 - Hue/Saturation Adjustment clipped to the 2nd layer of edward to desaturate the texture color.
  • Layer 7 - Added the fab quote. (download the photoshop brush/stamp below).

The End.

And here it is in black and white...... I simply added a black and white adjustment layer as layer 7, and then another black and white adjustment layer at soft light 73% opacity. (you could also use a black to white gradient map adjustment layer.) 

Tell me, color or black & white? 

I'm leaning toward black & white at the moment. :)

Click HERE do download Edward. And click HERE to download the photoshop stamp I created from the photography quote. 

'which of my photographs is my favorite?......' 

New to brushes? Check out my brush tutorial HERE.

Test Kitchen Members....come check out the processing video for today's image.

I have something extra-special planned for tomorrow.... so check back for that.

In the meantime, keep your link-ups coming fabulous friends! Wonderful work!

Click HERE to access the 12 days of texture linky party.


Reader Comments (14)

Kim, I ADORE the brush!!! It captures my sentiments about photography, beautifully!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU.
December 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCindy M
As always your textures are divine and I so appreciate them and the tips. Thanks so much for sharing.
December 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnn
A gorgeous texture and brushes, wow! You are better then Santa, dear Kim! You are spoiling us rotten!
Thank you so so much! :)

Your camera is a beauty and I really like the B&W image. So charming and full of character! Enjoy your day and thanks again!
December 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKia
Each of your camera photos has its own distinct character. I like the B&W because it seems to suit the era of the camera. It looks like one Jimmy at the Daily Planet would use in the original Superman programs. And I will enjoy using your latest 'Edward' texture. Thinking about adopting Imogen Cunningham's quote. I love the idea of it. Thank you.
December 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGrandma Deal
I am partial to the black and white!
thanks for the texture!!!
December 15, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpeggy gatto
Well, I don't remember how to use (or add) brushes....just haven't used any yet! However, this is a wonderful one.

And I like the black and white version....something special about it! Thank you so much for these great texture gifts!
December 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEvelyn in Oregon
Thank you, thank you for both!! Can't wait to try them. I have two vintage cameras that I've used as photography props
with my children holding them, but never shot one all by itself.
December 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGail
Some days I like black and white, some days I like sepia...I would not make a good tie breaker on this one!!!

And thank you SO MUCH for the quote brush - and well, all the textures! My creativity is bursting! And on that note, may we use your textures and brushes that you give us for items we create for sale? Of course, when I post I always say the textures are from you!

Christmas blessings!
December 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCindy
Beautiful, Kim. I do not yet know how to work the brushes so did not download them. I need to learn how one day, I believe you have tutorials on how to master this. But for now I am learning the ins and outs of textures. Thank you for your generosity. xo
December 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAngie
Oh Edward! I think I'm in love : ) This is a great texture! Can't wait to play!!
December 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMacrina
That's gorgeous!!!! Thank you for share!
December 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLight Trigger
I'm lovin' the 12 days of textures...thank you! As for the photos today, both are beautiful, but the one with a touch of color is my favorite:)
December 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLeah C
Thanks so much for these great textures and brushes. Such a generous gift! Love them!
December 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKarenAnn
for this image color is better...softy... IMHO ))
December 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTatiana

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