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Texture Tuesday - Black & White eDition


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Dear friends,

Welcome to another Texture Tuesday. This is #161..... Can you believe that?

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

This weeks theme - Black & White and textured.

Simply share a favourite b&w image processed with any of my textures....that's it...that's all.

Next weeks theme ....Tuesday, May 27th

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from my kitchen sink.....rainy day - black & white with touch of sepia split-toning

Today's Uptop Image Recipe 

In Camera

I experimented a bit with blurred focus in camera.... trying to create the feel of a gentle breeze.

In Lightroom....

Cropped then Auto-toned .... converted to b&w. I boosted the contrast and clarity... as well as a boost in the blacks..... 

In Photoshop...

I added a layer of kk_simple at color burn blend mode 78%...masking the texture off the scarf.

Note: Color Burn blend mode can work quite nicely with desaturated textures on b&w tends to bring out just the right amount of texture in the shadowy areas of the image. It often works better than multiply...which tends to create an overall muddy look.

Just one free texture today - kk-rainyday

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Reader Comments (19)

Thanks've given us some little bits of good today and overwhelmed us :)
May 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMandy
Beautiful work again!! <3
May 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPieni Lintu
Beautiful images, I love the blurred focus!
May 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDutch Barb
Love the mood of a rainy day the speaks out of the second picture !
May 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPatricia
Lovely soft black and white tones in the scarves! This eDition is so peaceful - looking at all the monotoned thumbnails. Happy day!! xx
May 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBeverly C
Oh, I love that quote! and your images are amazing - so beautiful!
May 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSheila
Ich freue mich jede Woche auf´s neue, bei dir mit zu machen !
Du hast wunderbare Textur-Fotos zu zeigen, ich muss noch viel lernen.
Die Soft-Ausführungen sind sehr schön !
Heute bin ich mal mit meinem neuen Black &White-Blog dabei.
Liebe Grüße
May 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJutta.K Deutschland
Thank you for the quote, and the texture. Love your new button!
May 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle B
Beautiful images Kim! I really don't know why I don't create more black and white images. Always have such fun with them!
May 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl M
Kim, You put your special touch to every photo. I love this subtle image - just a hint of the story, a gentle breeze,a whisper of light, a suggestion of purpose. Thanks for the tip about Color Burn as a blend mode - trying this today! Love the quote - another for the collection. And thank you, too, for the new texture - can't wait to give it a spin!
May 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDonna
Love your rainy day texture, Kim - thank you for your generosity! Blur, hmmm, something new to think about trying :)
May 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJune
Kim, I LOVE that quote! It's so true and these days, as I'm busy raising future dog guide puppies for the Lions Foundation of Canada that I appreciate it even more! I can only raise one puppy at a time, but each one grows up to change someone's life for the better! Hugs!
May 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLinda Kittmer
Thank you so much, Kim.
May 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDiginanLiz
Oh! My!!! I love this and I love your textures. I'm new to photoshop and textures and I have fallen in love with them. I'm drooling over your stuff.
The black and whites are beautiful. So much lovely talent.
It all begins with you. Your photos are stunning here. Thank you for the views and the recipe,
Have a wonderful week. Xoxo
May 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl
Ahhhhh Rainy Days and Mondays... Thank you, Kim, as always, your textures are intriguing and i always have fun playing with them. They add a whole new dimension to a photo, and your textures can be "mixed and matched" to create truly unique photos. i do hope things are going well for you all!
May 20, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterjayleigh
Hi Kim, I am a lurker here, but have been reading your posts and looking at your beautiful images, getting inspiration to produce pictures in totally different ways from yours. As a South African it is wonderful that today you chose a quote from Desmond Tutu, a truly inspirational South African. I am glad his words touched you.You are such a special person and do so much good - Thank you.
May 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterGaby
Can you share what script font you used for the Desmond Tutu quote?
May 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie
Hi Kim,
Thank you so much for the beautiful texture. i'm going to have fun playing around with it :) :) I don't have Lightroom, but I do use Picmonkey and I have Photoshop Elements 10 and the companion program for videos :)

Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)
May 26, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHeather :) :) :)

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