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Tuesday
Aug262014

Texture Tuesday.....Light and Linen

 

Dear friends,

Welcome to another Texture Tuesday

Thanks for stopping by....and sharing your beautiful textured art my friends!

Let's continue with the Free & Easy theme....for a few more weeks.

New to Texture Tuesdays? Click HERE for a few more TT details. New to link-ups, click HERE to view my link-up tutorial.

Share the NEW Texture Tuesday Button in your TT posting.

 

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Same Photo.....2 different presets

Happy TT.

Today's an exciting day...another Be Still Connect... I'm super excited about it.... I hope to see many of you there!!

Guys... I have so much to share...but not quite yet....I must wait just a little longer.....My head is ready to burst.... 

In the meantime.... a quick little diddy on today's photos.....

Before I talk processing.... I'm loving my Rough Linen tea towel ....and pinafore all over again these days... It's possibly the loveliest piece of textile... EVER.... Must place an order for more... soon.... I can't recommend Rough Linen enough.... I really, really need some rough linen curtains as well!! 

Back to my processing.....

Okay...so each image is textured with KK-Quiet...... The download went out last week, or was it the week before? Anyhow... it was the perfect light touch for today's photos.....all at soft light blend mode.....

The top diptych was made in LR...then into Photoshop for texture and type.. 31 Day-ers....  You may have seen the tutorial for this layout by now...So fun.

I love the Lightroom print module.... I whipped up my 4-square in the print module as well... Super quick....

Anyhow... I noted the presets in each square..... Depending on which classes you are in.... you might have most of these presets already.

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 One more hydrangea... Yes, they are still hanging on...... processed with my kk-quietdreams presets then into PS for a layer of quiet texture at soft light 62%.... I added a hue/sat adjustment layer and clipped it to the texture to reduce the overall texture saturation and masked some of it off the highlights of the rose.....

Today's freebie texture..... everyday...

List members, please watch your email for the download link.

Not on the list, feel free to sign up HERE and begin receiving freebies and updates immediately.

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Happy TT....

with gratitude.....

xo,

  

  

 

 

Friday
Jul252014

{Friday Finds} If Truth Be Told......

 

Welcome to Friday Finds..... 

Let's celebrate what we have found, discovered..... uncovered...this past week.

If you are new to this space.... 
Welcome..... so glad you are here.... 

Please say hello....share your finds below.... 

What is Friday Finds ?.... You ask....

Friday Finds is a place to gather and share your finds with fellow creatives....

So many find possibilities.....unique treasures...... special moments..... life lessons......little things.....big things too...... nature's beauty..... heart shaped stones, a special cup.....a pretty flower....wise words....
Endless.....

To play along... post your find on flickr or your blog... share the story behind your find...link up to Friday Finds  (grab the button or share the link).....then pop over here to link up.

Simply put..... you are invited to post a fabulous find of any kind..... 

My wish for Friday Finds.....that we stop .... pause.....simply.... cherish life's simple pleasures......

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Kim Klassen dot Com

 

 

My Friday Finds  

Hello sweet friends. How are you? Happy Friday.....

Todays' finds..... 3 things.... 

1. This beautiful clay pot from Winners.... Oh my gosh... the texture, the shape... the white-wash..... LOVE it..... love Winners (TJ Max in the U.S.)

2. The greens..... above....from Lady of the Lake... totally fake... totally fab!! .... Amazing how fake can be great these days.... Don't you find?

3. Last....You've seen it in many photos... my anthropologie linen tea towel.... It's a keeper for sure.... always picture perfect..... 

 

I was happy with the fake greens.... but decided to play a little more...so I snipped some herbs from my garden.... (pretty much the only thing I'm growing this year.... sigh)..... mixed them with the fakes....and

Voila..... 

A lovely week of finds..... 

happy 'sigh'......

 

If Truth be Told

Last week as I was zipping about checking out your beautiful Friday Finds....I discovered this quote...... 

people need loving the most when they deserve it the least.

- Louise Hay

only moments before I hung up on a certain loved one..complete exasperation..... (I can't share the details)..... but lets just say.... talk about a message.. I needed.... right then and there....

Thank you Beth... so much.

Fast forward.... a week of ups & downs.... frustration... sadness... worry....

yet another message....crossed my path....more than once....

the gist....

Humans want/need...long-for......desire....unconditional love.....

This is...
LOVE without conditions....
the .....no-matter-what..... kind of love.....

I hear you God... I'm listening... I'm trying..... Please..... LOVE..... through me.....

Lessons....so vital on this journey of life....

Perhaps this message may help you .....in some way..... too.

As always.... I gotta be true.....

All of this....is a part of ME.
I prop shop, take pretty pictures, teach classes, love my family, walk Ben, practice stillness.... make green smoothies.....collect cups, love linens, buy too many books..... crave chocolate... drink diet coke....love my iPhone....and so on...
sprinkled amongst it all.... 
struggles... sad times... challenges..... fears....
ups, downs...and in betweens...

Life.

That's my .....big picture.....

How 'bout you?

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Before I sign off.... I haven't updated on John for some time..... and so.... today... a quick note.

He's  a trooper....he's been through so much....and still....a long road ahead.........
He's had some setbacks from the Graft vs Host.... trying yet another drug.... so many drugs...... but he continues to stay strong.... facing each day head on..... His faith never waivers.... He amazes me..

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Always love to hear from you dear friends.... thank you for being there...on the other side of my truth.... so grateful for this space.....

Love & Gratitude.... ♡ 

xo,

   

p.s.

My new class, 31 Days - Lightroom Tips & Tricks delivered direct to your inbox...is open for registration.
Get the details HERE.

 

 

 

Tuesday
Jul152014

Texture Tuesday - Signs of Summer

 

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Welcome to another Texture Tuesday

Thanks for stopping by....and sharing your beautiful textured art my friends!

This weeks theme - Free & Easy.

The Ongoing theme for summer.....

free & easy.

New to Texture Tuesdays? Click HERE for a few more TT details.

Share the NEW Texture Tuesday Button in your TT posting.

“Texture

 

 

Hello lovelies. Happy TT.

Today's Cherry Recipe

Lightroom

Toned...then applied my Dark Mood preset with a slight bump in saturation (Be Still students this preset is available for download in the Week 6 lesson). 

Into Photoshop

I added a layer of waterfront 7 at softlight 78% opacity... In the top image I masked the texture off everything but the cherries. I love how the texture brought out the detail in the cherries.

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Lightroom Presets

I've had several emails and comments asking if my LR presets are for sale. At this time my presets are only available through my classes and through the occassional download here on my site.

  

 

Registration for the August session of Lightroom Begin closes on Wednesday.

Click here to register.

LR- Begin focuses on the Lightroom catalog/library. 

Click HERE for more details..... It's completely FREE.

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Pinterest Only Textures - I just added 2 new textures to my Pin-it Only page. Check it out HERE


Happy TT....

with gratitude.....

xo,

  

Congrats to Donna Milburn. Donna is the lucky winner of a Social Print Studio Gift Certificate. Enjoy..... xo
  

 

 

 

Tuesday
Jun032014

Texture Tuesday - Nature eDition (from my archives)

Lightroom to PS Tutorials 

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Dear friends,

Welcome to another Texture Tuesday

Thanks for stopping by....and sharing your beautiful textured art my friends!

This weeks theme - Nature.

Simply share a favourite  image processed with any of my textures....centred around the theme nature.

Next weeks theme ....Tuesday, June 10th

free & easy.

In fact for the month of June...let's make every TT a Free & Easy.... Keeping it Simple....

New to Texture Tuesdays? Click HERE for a few more TT details.

Share the NEW Texture Tuesday Button in your TT posting.

 

“Texture

  

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Today's Image Recipe - applied to both photos.

In Lightroom....

Cropped then Auto-toned .... then applied my preset 'let there be light'. 

In Photoshop...

I added 2 layers of waterfront 28. One at color burn blend mode 59% opacity and the other at soft light 65% opacity.

 

Click HERE to download a sample version of Waterfront 28.

The script on the canola field is quickpen and the type is rough typewriter.

 

I've had a lot of emails regarding workflow from LR to PS. Below are a few video tutorials that may be helpful.

I've also had several emails asking about applying textures in LR. Unfortunately LR does not support layers. You have to use an external editor such as Elements or Photoshop. (other options such as PicMonkey and GIMP are avaialbe online, but I have not tried these).

Lightroom to Photoshop/Elements Tutorials

Intro - view on vimeo

Intro Part 2 - view on vimeo

Photoshop Tutorials

Photoshop Part 1 - preferences - view on vimeo

Photoshop Part 2 - LR to PS workflow - view on vimeo

Elements Tutorials

Elements Part 1 - Elements Preferences - view on vimeo

Elements Part 2 - LR to Elements Workflow - view on vimeo
  

Happy TT.... Sweet friends.....Link away....

with gratitude.....forever...always....

xo,

 

 

 

 

Wednesday
Apr092014

Lightroom for the iPad

Hello sweet friends,

I'm back today.... bursting with excitement..... This week....Adobe released Lightroom for the iPad.... It's awesome!

I put together a quick little screencast demo. You can check it out below.

To take advantage of the App to Desktop feature, be sure to install the latest 5.4 update.

Note: This app is only available for Creative Cloud or Photography program subscribers. 

Here's what adobe says about the new LR App.

Edit 
• Edit raw files from DSLR cameras using Smart Previews 
• Edit images from your iPad camera roll 
• Enhance images using familiar Lightroom tools and presets 

Organize 
• Import photos from your iPad camera roll 
• Quickly Flag and Reject photos 

Sync and Share
• Automatically syncs photo edits, metadata, and collection info with Lightroom 5 on your desktop and all your Lightroom-enabled devices
• Easily share photos online via social networks

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I know not everyone is a CC subscriber and/or has an iPad.... but if you do... check out my screencast below.

p.s. The $9.99/month Photography program offer is availalbe until the end of May. This gives you access to both Lightroom 5, the LR App and Photoshop CC. Pop over HERE for more info.

Click HERE to read my thoughts on LR vs. PS

xo,

 

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Monday
Feb172014

Texture Tuesday - Simply Light

This Weeks Theme - Light...simply Light

mouse over to see the before lightroom and texture magic. texture used waterfront 29 

Dear friends,

Welcome to another Free & Easy Texture Tuesday. Thanks for stopping by....and sharing your beautiful textured art!

This weeks theme - LIGHT

Next Tuesdays theme ....Feb 25th

still....  simply still....

 

Hello friends... 

Short and sweet.... it's a busy week for us. We are off to Winnipeg for Doctor's appointments..... Hoping all goes smooth as silk.... 

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My Light - Image Recipe

Processed in Lightroom...... accentuating the light and shadows.... Then into photoshop ..... I added a layer of waterfront 29 at multiply 34% opacity (masked from the table and subject.... Just enough to add a little something extra to the background)

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Texture Trio - Three New Freebies

Texture Lovin' Listers the download link is coming your way later today.

Not on the list? Want freebies? Click HERE to sign up.

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pssst....

did you hear the Photoshop Photography Program Special offer is back. Photoshop CC and LR5 for just $9.99/month.

Click here for the details.

Click here to read my thoughts on Lightroom and/or photoshop.

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Happy TT friends.... Link away....

with gratitude.....and LOVE ..... always....and forever.

xo,

Tuesday
Jan072014

{Texture Tuesday} Take me Home.....

 

mouse over to see the original - scroll down to read the recipe and download the preset

Dear friends,

Welcome to another Free & Easy Texture Tuesday. Thanks for stopping by....and sharing your beautiful textured art!

The ongoing theme - Free & Easy ...... 

I'm so grateful you all continue to pop by and link up your beautiful textured photos...... THANK YOU.  

  


Lately

It's official..... I wanna go home. It's been almost 8 months ..... I'm ready.... I want my life back....

I'm guessing it's a finish line thing..... so close...yet it seems so far...
Will we make it? It's beginning to feel like the 3rd floor treadmill.... that I've come to despise.
Painful...slow.....endless.....forever.....Ya know?

I long for....

Ben....Brett.......my studio... my desk........ our tiny town....zips to the post office.... quiet streets.... winter walks on 'our' trail......a real kitchen... cozy couch....our bedroom.... big windows... the light...oh YES... the light...... my parents...familiar faces.......pretty things, perfect paper...printers.. pens... props.... all of it!

The latest....on John.

The oncologists are pleased with John's progress...  so far so good... the transplant is a success..... the docs are pleased. John's b/p and heart issues are a little up in the air....he's also been diagnosed with Salt Wasting Syndrome (effects of the chemo)...But these things are all treatable.....  We see the kidney doc on the 21st... After that we should be good to pack up and head home...... only a few weeks from now..... I'm a bit nervous to say it out loud...fear of a set back... But I know... it will be...what it will be.... 2 weeks...3... a month...we will make it....one step then 2....

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I'm so thankful for this space....for all of you....friends that stop by..... gather...connect..... share... kindred spirits...near and far. It's difficult to express .....Please know how much I appreciate YOU!!  I can't imagine this past 8 months... (heck... past several years) without the support of this community....

Thank you all .... for...checking in.... seeing us through... listening.......sticking it out.

 

My up top image recipe (Lightroom preset download below)

Lightroom

I did a quick tone , then applied this preset (truegrit a fav)..... Feel free to download it and give it a go.

Photoshop

I added 2 layers of texture.... both from the waterfront collection. Waterfront 13 at soft light 58% and waterfront 1 (inverted) at screen 69%.


New Brushes - Words & Such - Now available in the Test Kitchen & coming soon to The Shoppe.

an assortment of hand-written words and messy doodles..... perfect for images and blog extras........fabulous mixed with type .....

Okie doke... time to sign off and get this link up going.....

Not to worry...I will have some new textures this week.....  See you in your inbox....very soon.

Here's to a beautiful week....

So much gratitude....

xo,