Find Me...

Vimeo Channel


Join the Mailing List

Sign-Up Below to receive free textures, special offerings and the latest updates.

Receive Blog via Email

Enter Your Email address. 

Delivered by FeedBurner

Join the Community




FREE LR Catalog Class

Search the Site

« {Thoughtful Thursday} You are Beautiful ~ Yes You! | Main | {Weekend Textures} A Fab Freebie Magic Texture Pack »

{Texture Tuesday} The Anything Goes eDition

mouse over to see the before

Here we are...another week has zipped right on by!

My goodness, time flies between TT's. :)

This week.... Please share a recent fav textured photo... containing at least one layer of my textures.

I just had to share my brownie pic with you all and tell you a little bitty story.....

Today, John zipped into town to look at a car for Bryce..... anyhow, the owner of the car owns an antique shop. John did a little shopping while he was there.  

He arrived home with this sweet little 'Holiday Brownie', a 'Brownie Hawkeye', a very cool old scale and a mountain dew pop bottle. 

I'm telling ya... this man knows the way to my heart!! 'sigh'.... happy, happy 'sigh'!  

As for the car, that's another story...  haha...

Oh and totally changing the subject here.... But I must tell you, we went to the BEST movie last night....  

Crazy Stupid Love....  It was laugh out loud funny, touching, and just all around feel good FABULOUS! I have to say, it's exactly what I needed. :)  And as always, the popcorn was De-Lish..... :)

Okay, let's get back on TT-Track here. 

insert 'smile'....

How bout a little photoshop recipe?

Vintage Brownie Photoshop Recipe

Converted to black and white using the black and white adjustment layer option in cs5. (choose the maximum white preset from the top dropdown option)

Added a levels adjustment to BOOST the blacks and removed it from the background. This allowed the camera to POP!

Added a black to white gradient map to increase the contrast. Set the blend mode to soft light and reduced the opacity to 32%. (a little more popping going on!)

Added 2 layers of 'scratched magic july' at screen blend mode. Reduced the second layer opacity to 50%.

Added a new blank layer, grabbed a white soft round brush at 30% opacity and painted over the top left area to soften/lighten the background a little bitty.

Stamped it with 'vintage' from my soon to be released 'yesteryear brush' set.

Okie doke.... before we get to linkin' our latest texture love....  we must talk next week's theme!


Tuesday, August 9th Texture Tuesday Theme

So I was thinking... it'd be fun to see your interpreration on the following theme ..... drum roll please....

'it's the little things'

How's that for a theme?

My head is spinning with the many places we can take this idea!  

Can't wait to see what you all come up with!!

Each week you completely 'rock' the challenge!! It's so inspiring! Seriously!  

Bravo my friends...


It's time to get this party started....

Have fun!!


p.s. new to Texture Tuesdays? Click HERE to get the scoop on how it all works.  We'd love to have you join in!

p.s.s. I just have to tell you...It's such a treat to wake up on Tuesday morning to discover a page full of beautiful textured thumbnails and the sweetest comments in my inbox!! What a gift!! 'sigh'..... Thank you!

Reader Comments (21)

Oh, I'd say your man is a keeper for sure. But I'm certain you've figured that out by now.
I love your photo of your new little Brownie, inspires me to take mine out for a photo shoot soon.
Thanks for the tip about the movie, sounds like one I would like.
happy tuesday!
August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen @ Cottage 960
I just joined the "August Break"....blogging without words. Of course, there aren't really any rules, but I kept it short! This was an experiment for me: use a beautiful vintage image that isn't my own and then adding your textures.
August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEvelyn in Oregon
Kim, Your a sweetheart to share recipes like in this post. That's how I get to try new things. Thanks for sharing your tricks and talent! LOVE, love this little brownie camera! How cool! Thanks for having us for TT!!
August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSherry
Thank you for sharing your talent and tutorials and running this link up.
August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNadege
Awwww, your little Brownie is so charming, Kim! :) Love both the SOOC image and the textured one.
Have a lovely day, huggles!
August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKia and Zeno
Ops, we forgot: hope you don't mind that we are sharing our textured image as a free desktop wallpaper. :)
August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKia and Zeno
what a sweet, little camera! Love what you did with this image Kim, so wonderfully light and vintage :) John is definitely a keeper, what a sweetheart... but you already know that :) xxoo
August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnia
thanks again for the link Kim. I love that little brownie, spotted one in wine country here where I live..I need to go back and get it!
August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterVeronica
Love your photo, so light and neat.. lovely bokeh too...
August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNeringa
Love that sweet little brownie! Yay for another week of Tuesday Texture! I have been waiting to see Carzy Stupid Love, it looks wonderful, so glad you enjoyed it.
August 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkelly
had to chime in, the new magic textures are fab! thank you :)
August 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterdymphie
thank you for your sharing.
August 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterluu
I got SO busy I haven't had a chance to play with my NEW camera OR your new textures. Going to see that movie with a girlfriend on wednesday, And I love your photo for this week's anything goes e-Dition.
August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKelly
Kim I love what you did with this image!! What a great camera! And I just have to tell you that my husband and I saw Crazy Stupid Love this weekend too and LOVED it!!! I would go see it again, and I don't do that, thats how great it was!! :)
August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCathy Bueti
the black and white works so well with the camera. it's kind of wild to think how many steps one has to go to get a image looking a certain way but it's totally worth it.
August 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlissa
p.s., were we suppose to reveal the steps that we took to get to the final image? I can never remember what I did and if I do remember, the result is never the same.
August 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlissa
How nice to have someone who knows you so well -- love the camera! Thank you for all you do -- it's so inspiring.
August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKathleen
Hello everyone! I just discovered the site and I'm excited about getting into texturing with my photos. Love seeing everyone's work. So much inspiration here!
August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLeAnne Thomas
Hi, Kim. I'm in your party, I don't know if it is for me, but thanks anyway for give me the chance to show my photos of Paris.
God bless you and have a wonderful week.
August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMoniki
merci pour tes jolies textures et tuto.... quelques essais son sur mon blog...
August 3, 2011 | Unregistered Commentercarobalou
Thanks for this great and interesting article. I really enjoyed the article. It's really useful and informative for me.
December 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTed

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
All HTML will be escaped. Hyperlinks will be created for URLs automatically.