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{Texture Tuesday} Another Fab 'Free & Easy eDition'

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We are back!

It's time for another Texture Tuesday Link-Up party!

And this week, pretty much anything goes!  

Share your fav photo....textured with at least one layer of any of my textures!

That's it! That's all!


I just had to whip up another lilac photo! My, oh my...I love the lilacs....and they are so gosh, darn versatile too!

Today's processing is a little complicated...I'm afraid I don't have the full recipe for you. But if you are a TK for a video in the next few days! I need to 'sort out' the recipe.  It's quite lengthy.  

What I can tell you.... as I sit here completely brain dead (exaggeration but only a slight one)....I used 2 textures from the Studio Collection!

Here's a little peek at the textures.

                                         softly                                                                 cloudy day           

Basically I desaturated the image using several black and white gradient map adjustment layers at different blend modes. I then brought back some of the color in the lilacs using layer masking. Then added a layer of softly at multiply and a layer of cloudy day at soft light.... both at 100% opacity!!! 


That Sweet New Collection I mentioned?!?

Time for a little family story? :)

If not, scroll down and check out next week's TT details. 

As I mentioned on Sunday....I hoped to have a nice little texture collection ready to offer up today!

But a phone call in the middle of the night from Mr. Bryce.... (I'm locked out...yadda, yadda... long story... basically not that complicated...just his brother was asleep, cell phone on silent and his apartment keys were on the counter).... anyhow, he had to drive home in a like any mom would do, I sat up anxiously awaiting his arrival...Thankfully, he made it home safely... and quickly went to sleep....leaving his mother wide awake...with her neverending thoughts!! (at least I had some note-worthy thoughts)....

And there's more... Fast Forward about 3 hours....finally asleep.... Phone rings.... It's 6:15 am... 

Brett, 'I can't find my keys!'. He had to be at work here in town at 7....  'sigh'....  Jump up, get dressed... about to head out the door to pick him up... (30 minute drive)...  Anyhow, just before I hopped in the escape...he called! 'Mom, have you left yet? I found the keys'....


I said to my hubby...very grumpily...  Empty Nest my Butt (i may have used another word for butt... I won't go there, though....)

So today I was just too darn tired. I didn't have the energy to put the finishing touches on my new creations.  

The new textures will be coming soon! 


Let's talk next week's TT details!

This could be a FAB learning experience for us all!

Next week, our photos must contain a person or people and at least one layer of any of my textures.

Aaaack.... is anyone else besides me a little freaked out by that? :)

As you know I don't do a lot of textured people pics! Actually I don't do a lot of people pics, period! I want to change that! 

I love people pics...and I love a good textured people photo... So this could be extremely inspiring!  

I'm excited!

Please join me in the challenge. :) I can't wait to see what we all come up with!

If you are new to Texture Tuesday....check out the TT info page for details on how to link up!

I look forward to see all your FABULOUSNESS this week!


p.s. The final round of The Essentials eCourse before summer vacation, starts on Tuesday, June 21st. If you wanna get in on a fab all around photoshop eCourse...with super easy to follow instruction, check it out! :)  I'd love to see you in class!

Let's get this party started.... Link away, my friends.....

Reader Comments (28)

Morning Kim ... I'm excited to be participating in my first TT ... and even more excited to be learning from you, what a talent you are! Thank you for hosting and sharing your inspiration ... and of course ALL of your wonderful TEXTURES : )

Wishing you a happy and creative day !
June 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJill Harris
Sounds like you had quite the night, I didn't get much sleep either. Here to getting some good Zzzz's tonight.
June 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKathryn Dyche Dechairo
Kim, No such thing as too many lilacs! HILARIOUS story concerning your "empty nest"!!! Unfortunately, from firsthand experience, I was relating to it all too well. And next week's challenge..............! Yes, it will be a challenge. Xo, Sue
June 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSue@MyArtsDesire
Wow I'm really freaked out by next weeks challenge, I'm just not comfortable photographing people but maybe it will be good for me to try and overcome this so, hey ho!!
Hope you sleep better tonight Kim !!
June 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTeresa
wow... i was here and ready at 5:30 this morning... waiting... waiting... and now I'm showered and ready to go to work... peeps are quick to get their links in. Love it!!!!!
and my thumbnail didn't post.. urgh... still it's great to be taking part again. Loving the lilacs. :0)
June 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAli
Gorgeous image... can't wait for the recipe! Quite a night Kim! I can so relate to " butt" comment ;-) It gets better but NEVER ends :) Next week's challenge sounds like a true challenge for me... I don't take many pictures of people either and never, ever use textures on them... better start practicing :)
June 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnia
Beautiful lilacs! Kim I am so excited about next weeks challenge! I took a bunch of prom photos and used several of your textures successfully on the photos. I had the best success with silence. I just looked back at the images and I didn't save my recipe! Darn... anyway the texture did amazing things for skin tone. Can't wait to share next week.

June 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara
We never stop being mothers....whatever the age. My two are just so far away--and really, they are a little old for 'mothering'-- that I'm limited in what I can do! Your lilacs are beautiful; I still haven't accomplished the whitewashed effect very well. As for adding textures to images of people..... hmmmmmmmm!!!
June 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEvelyn in Oregon
Your lilacs are gorgeous! Such a pretty job of layering. My kids are more needy the older they get. Funny they need mom and Dad so much right after they fly out of the nest!
June 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSherry
For some reason, my thumbnail didn't show up. I've added my image to my Flickr photostream, as well as my blog.
June 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEvelyn in Oregon
Kim, I loved the family story...I can relate but not an empty nest, just two graduated and teenagers. Calls in the night...almost out of gas, where is there a station?? ....check the weather for me, it's scary driving!!!...and so on. My husband says we have the house that never sleeps. Apparently, we aren't alone.
Looking forward to next weeks challenge!
Thanks so much for everything,
June 14, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjill
I love your image!
I'm trying to learn so much about adding texture. You have been a great inspiration.
This is my first entry. Hope you like it.

We are always Mom's no matter their ages. :)
June 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarletta
Oh yes Kim....I can certainly relate to that with two daughters in their twenties. They would like to think that they are independent, but it seems that they are less independent then our generation was at their age!

Hope that your day is a peaceful one today.....
June 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJanet (Shabbyfufu)
So pretty!
June 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAJ Kreations
I'm loving your lilacs - one of my favorite flowers. I am having so much fun figuring this all out. Truly appreciate all the great info and insight you are sharing. Can't really say that I need another obsession, but . . .
I was actually working on a people shot yesterday but now I will save it for next week! It is a challenge that's for sure.
Kids keep you on your toes no matter what nest they are living in :)
You mean you can take pictures of people??? Yikes, I hardly ever do it, but I am up for a challenge! Too funny about your boys, hope you were able to take a nap that day!
love your lilacs...
June 14, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkelly
Photos of people, how scary that is! Thanks as always for the sharing and the inspiration.
June 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKaren White
your horse photos inspired me to go through my stash of equine photos to alter. Thanks! Plus my blog post is about motherhood & not being able to 'let go'. The worrying that accompanies us and no matter how old they are, we still worry. They are never grown up in our eyes!
June 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCathy Mendola
It's a really funny story about how "kids" never grow up... and mothers will be always mothers. :) And that is family all about - always available. Lovely lilac image... purple rocks! Blessings.
June 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterOlga
Beautiful photo - I love lilacs, too. Thank you for hosting TT, even with family!
June 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMagic Gypsy
My first TT submission, and I'm a little scattered. I thought I had posted a comment already, but guess not! Thanks SO much for your tutorials & textures & this wonderful TT you host here :) I have thoroughly enjoyed it, and you proved to be my breakthrough on getting started in the textures. I used another tutorial elsewhere a few years ago, and ended up so. confused. I look forward to checking out more of your tips & textures in the future. And let me say that my dear son is 29 and yep, empty nest doesn't really mean all that much ;) They still need us! :) Thank you again! I love your work!
yes, totally freaked out . . . i rarely take shots of people at all let alone texure them nicely~!!~
i guess that means it's a great challenge though.

that mouse over thing is so cool ~!!~ how DO you DO that~!?!~

June 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterlibbyQ
yay for textures and people. :) I can't wait!!! xxo and a superb night sleep to you kim!
June 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDenise
I can so identify with your "Mum" story:)
Love the lilac photo. I won't do TT this week- feeling little unwell, nil serious,but enough to stop me concentrating. but I to be back next week. Mmmm I find people photos a bit scary too, but I think I have one or two tucked away.
June 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJill Sutherland
Quick note~~love the new "Front Page"!!!
June 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterElaine
Thank you very much for a lot of inspirations and the free textures. I´m happy to find your blog and to share these wonderful foto´s and texture´s. Great, Amazing, Interesting, Wonderful...
June 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSynnöve
Rats, I missed it. I was so busy this week. If anyone wants to stop by and visit here is my link
I had fun. Thanks Kim.
July 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMaryAnn

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