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Photoshop Texture Tutorial - An Autumn Celebration


Hello my friends,

Happiest Wednesday!

As promised I am back with a little selective texturing tutorial.

And while i am here... I wanted to share a few shots from my afternoon photo shoot in our white room.

a heavier textured effect

I brought these lovely fall branches home from the trail today...and just had to photograph them with my antique bleach bottles.

I then played around with different processing....

For all of today's images I used the textures, UggLove and Thursday! I think 'Thursday' is my current fav texture. :)

The main lesson I wanted to share in today's video tutorial is ... even the most intense textures can be soft and subtle.... and oh so right!


p.s. Registration for the Art of Texture Secrets eCourse is now open. Check out the September savings!

p.s.s. I'm in love with Yvonne's DIY at the i-Studio.... You gotta check it out!  

Enough said..... Enjoy!

View the video in Couch Mode HERE.

If you like this video, please pass it along to your friends..... You can use the share buttons below if you like!

Reader Comments (46)

Thanks for the great tutorial! Can't wait to try your techniques used.
September 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSheila R
Thank you! I just linked my Texture Tuesday post and wish I'd seen this first. But, will give this a try and sure I'll add it to my tool box. I love your Thursday texture too!!!!
September 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLaurie
Kim, this was terrific! Just when I think I know everything there is to know about Photoshop - you teach me several new things!!! I just love your work!
September 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLaurie Jacobsen
Kim, I love your photograph. Sooo pretty and very autumnal in feel. And, thank you for the tutorial. I love you!! You are wonderful. Thanks for everything. :)
September 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAngie
I love learning the new techniques you are teaching. I really enjoyed this one.
Thank you!
I will put a link to this tutorial on my blog as well as my results.
September 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDeLoris
Great tutorial! Thank you so much for doing this - I've learned so much from you.
September 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJillB
Thank you so much for this great tutorial. It is so exciting to learn new techniques! I appreciate all you do!
September 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLinda
Kim, You are awesome. I LOVE your textures.
September 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCassie Sheridan
As always, you have such a wonderful, teacherly way to that you show how to do this, so appreciated for us newbies! Blessings and thank you!! You are awesome!
September 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSue
Dear Kim,
thank you for this great tutorial!
September 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterYvonne
there is nothing better than autumn love and a few new tips! thanks kim xxo
September 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDenise
Love what you do and thank you for sharing it with us.
September 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDeeLee
Wonderful photos.
September 22, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterespresso9
The texture of the photo is great and I love it. I appreciate the video tutorial that you posted and I can't wait to try it.
Thanks Kim, another great tutorial. I always come away inspired. Coming into Fall this will come in handy.
Lovely work, and appreciate your generosity. Now to find the time to produce the umpteen images that are swirling around in my head.
Have a wonderful Thursday!!
September 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJoy Gerow
The differences are so subtle when you show us the before and after! I am blown away by that alone, every time I watch one of your videos Kim! Thank you for sharing! =)
September 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRosie
Awesome tutorial on softening the texture by using the gaussian blur filter. Also, just watched the tea tag tutorial and it's pretty cool, too.
September 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLynne
Hi Kim: Another great tutorial. Love the multitude of ways to add texture to a photo. Valerie
September 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterValerie
Thanks for the great tutorial! I learned a lot.
September 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJulie
Thanks so much for sharing this Kim ... you are so generous and it's easy to see that you love what you do :)
September 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAgnes Fegan
Thanks so much for this great tutorial and all your lovely textures!
September 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKaren O'Donnell
Best nine minutes of my month in terms of learning- the blur idea is totally new to me, but fabulous because sometimes I can;t mask the texture (due to the color.)
September 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMeghan Terry
Thanks Kim - beautiful stuff...I'm am amazed with your awesome "eye" and my husband is still amazed with that "awesome voice". We both enjoy!
September 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJan W
Thanks, Kim! I love your textures!
I shared your video link on and my FB.
September 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSabrina
thanks for such an amazing website, and fantastic tutorials. I love the textures and demonstrations on how to use them. Thanks!!
September 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTina Case
Great tutorial Kim .... someday, I'm going to dive into Photoshop ... problem is just finding the time!
September 22, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermissing moments
I love the image from the overhead point of view and I always learn something new from your videos! Seriously thinking of upgrading to CS5 :~)
September 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterElaine
Every time I get an email from you I feel like it's my b'day or Christmas... =) Such gifts you give us...I cannot WAIT to try this new technique using the Selection tool. How I love growing and learning and you are the most amazing teacher and inspirer (is that a word?) AND ARTIST! Thank you, thank you, thank YOU!!!
September 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAr~Pic
I'm fairly new to the whole textures & layers thing, but I found this tute so easy to follow. Thanks, Kim, for all you do to spread the word about creative possibilities - wish I had an additional lifetime to try them all :>]] See you soon in Skinny-Mini!
September 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSweetpea
Thanks so much for imbedding this video with vimeo! I am thrilled! Vimeo will play on my iPad....I won't have to drive to the friends house with my laptop and view only one video at a time, drive home before the battery went dead to practice, practice, practice! Now I can play the video on the iPad and work along on my laptop, AT HOME! Are any of your other tutorials done using vimeo for the video? I will be trying this one out tonight! ;-)
September 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterValinda
Hello Kim!
I just want to thank you for your generousity ! Its a great thing you do here on internet....I'm so grateful to be a part of your "skinny " course starting at 26 september. Its gonna be so fun, learning the secrets of texturing photos!
Thank you very much!

All my best
Christin from Sweden
September 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristin
This is STUNNING!! How do you decide what to take photos of? Your photos are always so gorgeous.
September 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarcee
Had to laugh when I read Jan W's comment about her husband enjoying your voice. My hubby sits at his computer while I'm playing your tutorials on mine and often says what a beautiful calm and relaxing voice you have.
Thank you once again for your amazing lesson. I just posted my attempt on Flickr. I'm loving this new "trick" of blurring the selection and I never knew you could add transform selection to a selection to the selection tool. Sure makes selecting an area easier, eh?
September 22, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteranne hartman
Thanks Kim...great tutorial...I love what you do with your i'm gonna go play!!!
September 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKelly
Another great lesson, Kim, thanks so much! Love all your textures! I didn't know about dragging the little icon to the layer and am so happy you shared! Photoshop has so many things, that I'll never learn:(
September 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarti
I don't know if my comment came through or not but I wanted to tell you how amazing you are Kim. Thank you SO much for the wonderful things you share with us!
xo Lorraine
September 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLorraine Lewis
I don't use photoshop, so I'll have to find a tutorial on youtube for the things you've shown here, but it's really beautiful & gives me a better idea of what & how you apply textures & what they're suppose to look like... I tend to really really overdo it, but I'm working on that.

Thank you
September 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTricia
Thank you so much for this wonderful tutorial! I love working with textures, but I know so little about them. I really appreciate learning a new technique.
September 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTammy Davis
Love Love Love!
September 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTina Case
we just LOVE your blog and your amazing work!!
September 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTina Case
Thanks Kim your videos are always so informative and fun.
September 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLeanne
Thanks so much for sharing this tutorial, I have been looking for a blending textures one for a while.
September 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDeb
Dear Kim,
Thank you for your video tutorial and for every one of the so beautiful handmade textures....
September 27, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterrealeoni
Thank you Kym for your wonderful turorial...very much enjoyed.
October 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMay Richards
Thank you, Kim! Great information on this tutorial!
November 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKim Bajorek
Absolutely outstanding work you have done, really you are a ROCK. Thanks a lot for sharing these awesome tutorial with us !!
January 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterImage Masking

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