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{Texture Tuesday} The Back to School eDition

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Hello sweet friends....Happiest TT!

This week's theme is Back to School. I think it's going to be a good one! Don't you?

Remember your image must contain 2 different textures.... (gotta love a challenge).... 

I'm excited to see all of your amazing submissions. Last week's movie images were truly AMAZING.

Before I share my recipe for today's BTS image.... I had to share a pic of my helper.... Mr. Bennigan.... He's the funniest puppy dog...  Gosh, I just love him!

Okie doke....

Here's the photoshop recipe for today's Back to School photo. 

Layer 1 - Background

Layer 2 - Autumn (from the Ultimate Bundle) Added a layer mask and partially removed the texture from the apple and books.

Layer 3 - blank layer set to soft light blend mode. Painted over the apple and books with a black soft round at 50% opacity, to deepen the colors.

Layer 4 - Hue/Saturation Adjustment - Choose the red channel and reduced the saturation, just a tad. This helped with the antique look I was going for.

Layer 5 - Added the type in a tan shade selected from the books. (font used SchoolHouse Printed A) at multiply blend mode 100% opacity.

Layer 6 - Coffee tea or me texture (a past texture part of a new soon to be released for it... it's good stuff) at soft light 74% opacity. Added a layer mask and partially removed the texture from the apple and books.

The End

A peek at the textures used on today's image ~ Autumn & Coffee Tea or Me.               

Okie's time for next week's TT Theme.

How about the color orange? I noticed some of the trees are turning ....autumn is coming...which I can't believe.... then I noticed some lovely fall photos on pinterest.... and well...... that's how next week's theme came about....

So for next week's TT theme... let's see your interpretation of the color orange.... and as usual... please include one texture on your photo.

New to Texture Tuesdays? Here's the short and sweet TT rules.

  • please link directly to your post, not just to your blog or flickr stream.
  • please link back to the Café. You can grab the TT button HERE, if you wish.
  • please visit the other TT participants and leave them some comment love. Remember it's a party.... and what's a linky party without lots of comment love? Right! 

Want more details? Click HERE for the full scoop!

Let's get this party started!!

Shall we? 


p.s. Speaking of Back to School... The Essentials class starts today! I'm so excited... There's still time to sign up, if you are interested.... 


Reader Comments (18)

I love the books tied together~so sweet!
August 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCedar
Mr Bennigan is precious! Love this photo of him. Cheers.
August 23, 2011 | Unregistered Commentercathy @ ma vie trouvee
Happy Tuersday, Kim!
Awwww, Ben's pic with the books and apple is priceless! :)
Have a lovely day!
August 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKia and Zeno
It's funny how the theme of 'back to school' we have the same inspirational thoughts...did we ever bring an apple to school for the teacher? I know I didn't but it's the first thing that comes to mind! Love your photo...I have to invest in Photoshop and then I could really explore and experiment..I so love all the new textures in the package I bought and with such a variety I found the right one to use this week. I'm really happy with how my photo's turned out this week, however I'm now seeing the differences between the software I use and photoshop.Thanks so much Kim, Have a great week! x
August 23, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteryvette
I'm beginning to think you in Canada some kind of magic light which I like so much cause I love your original as much as the edited one.
Have a nice week!
August 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHenrietta
Hi Kim, I love both your photo's today, especially the second one, just wonderful! He's a cutie pie :) Look forward to seeing you in class later!
August 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRH West
very nice!
August 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBarbaraPhotography
So many great pics this week! Does everyone think of crayons for back to school? I know I do!!
Looking forward to shooting an orange pic for next week ~ Happy day to you!!
August 23, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbella
love the photo with the dog! so beuaitful moment captured!
August 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLight Trigger
Loving all the creations here. This is my group therapy. A fun way for expressions. Now I'll be on the look-out for "Orange."
August 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLinda Deal
I'm loving your images and all the interpretations of "Back to school" ~ Happy Tuesday!
August 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca
Kim this is a crazy place to address this problem. Using either a mac or a PC, I can't get my image to post. I go through all steps, images show up and I choose one. But checking to see if it posted, I get that funny little character telling my the image didn't post. Not sure what is problem other than I have switched from PC to Mac...I have been able to post previously. Perhaps one of your participants can help me out. Rather a silly thing, but I am excited to be a part of this group. Thanks so much. Smiles: Sharon
August 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSharon Furner
Oh, my! You and I had the same idea, Kim! Thanks for hosting! I'm excited to get started with the PS class today... will you be emailing the link to the classroom soon?
August 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJune Scott
so very lovely! One tree in my back yard is turning orange as well - i was NOT happy to see this!
August 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTiaras & Tantrums
That's really cute!
August 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMama Zen
I love the dog!!!!!!!!!
Fun theme. I am have trouble linking up but will keep trying.
August 23, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpeggy gatto
Mine is a bit different this week. I love what everyone did with this!
August 23, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjill
This is such a beautiful photo! And I love the one of the puppy checking things out. Too cute!
August 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKimberly

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