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{Texture Tuesday} The Yesteryear eDition

mouse over to see the before texture image

Hello sweet friends.... I'm back!  

OH my gosh... with the holiday Monday... I almost forgot to put together our TT Party Post!

I did take that trip to the greenhouse this weekend....and it was completely FABULOUS...

I have lots of lovely photos to share... but for today...just this one... textured with last week's 'yesteryear' texture!  


I'm really looking forward to seeing what you all do with it!

So, just a reminder....for today's Texture Tuesday - your image must contain at least one layer of the 'yesteryear' texture.  If you missed downloading it...  Click HERE to grab it.

I thought you may like the recipe for this image.... it's pretty easy peasy.... I must say. Here goes....

Layer 1 - background image

Layer 2 - 'yesteryear' texture at soft light blend mode 100% opacity.

Layer 3 - Hue/Saturation adjustment (yellow channel selected set saturation to -41) to tone down the greens in the background....selected the layer mask and brushed over the posies with a black soft round brush at 60% opacity to remove the adjustment and allow the fleurs to POP....

Layer 4 - Levels adjustment layer - bumped up the blacks a bit to create it a little contrast

Layer 5 - Used a white soft round brush at 65% opacity and brushed to soften the darker corner and edges of the image....lowered the opacity of the layer to about 40%.  Applied a gaussian blur filter to the layer to soften the brush strokes.

The End

Okie doke... let's see... we need a challenge/theme for next week..... Hmmmmm.....

spin....spin...goes my little brain.......

You all sure do not disappoint...  you completely step up to the challenge EVERY TIME... it's really quite inspired...

Okay, can you tell I'm stalling?  


Okay, I have it!!  

The Texture Tuesday - May 31st Challenge details are.....  

Let's make next week all about gardening....  that can be anything from a flower image, a watering can, seeds in your hands..... a trip to the greenhouse.... a seed packet, a gardening book.... gardening gloves... Okay I will stop. :)  You get the idea.....

Bring it on..... :)

As usual your image must be processed with at least one of my textures.... any which one you wish..... 

Sound like a plan? 

Okie doke....let the fun begin...  

Texture Tuesday - The Yesteryear eDition is in session.

If you are new to TT.... please click HERE to get the details.  The collection will remain open until Saturday you have lots of time to share......

I can't wait to see all the fabulous variations.....  Love and gratitude......


p.s. After several requests, I decided to run The Essentials eCourse one more time before Fall.  You can find the details HERE.  

And here's a secret discount code ..... to save $20.00 this week only.... use the code 'summerloving' in the discount box....  This is our little secret.....  wink, wink....nudge...nudge.. :)


Please post your image below using the 'yesteryear' texture.


Reader Comments (29)

I love this photo! Beautifully done!
May 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCedar
Hi Kim, once again you have a spectacular photo and editing... I guess we can expect no different from you!! I totally love the color combinations in that photo and the fact that only one element is the focal point. I also love the blurry look both near and far from the main flower. Thanks, it's lovely
May 24, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjenni Connolly
Wonderful before and after on your flower. I just love the colors.
love your processing, the photo is wondeful itself and your editing gives it this great soft look which makes it outstanding.
May 24, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterdymphie
Your photo is beautiful Kim. I can't wait for next week's challenge. Anything with gardening and flowers is my favorite. Thanks so much for hosting :)
May 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTricia
Love your image, and thanks for the recipe, I always learn something new from them.
And thanks for hosting TT!
Both versions are just beautiful, Kim! The shallow DOF and fabulous focus....and that wonderful color...all are amazing! Thanks for another challenge.
May 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEvelyn in Oregon
Thank you so much for letting us try one of your textures.
This is fun.
May 24, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjoco
Happy Tuesday, Kim! You started from an AWESOME shot and did a fab work with the texture. As always! Both images (before & after) are superb! :)
Thanks so much for all the fun, have a lovely day!
May 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKia & Zeno
Great before and it!
May 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAJ Kreations
Hi Kim.. Well I agree with all.. I love the before shot just as much as the after.. both beautiful in their own way...

Hope you have a fabulous week.. and thanks for hosting and the textures.. ciao xxx Julie
May 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJulie@beingRuby
Really beautiful. This texture is full of poetry.
May 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLeovi
I really love the variety that the texture offers...interesting to see how we all use it differently! Thanks!!
May 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnika
Ohhh, I love this photo. So refreshing. I can't wait for next week's theme.
Yay! for Texture Tuesday! Love your photo, just gorgeous. Gerbera's are a favorite, and I love the tones you created. Can't wait to check out what everyone else did!
May 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKelly
Beautiful editing. Must practice to capture your tricks, still much to learn. Thanks!
May 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSherry
Kim, this is an inspiring image. I really thank you for listing the steps and explaining why you did certain things. For instance, you said you selected the yellow channel (hue/saturation) to tone down the greens in the background. And using a white brush to tone down the dark corners. This is really helpful.
May 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarilyn Gallas
U R wonderful and this is such a fabulous place to learn and grow for all of us aspiring photography enthusiasts! xo, Janet
May 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJanet
So many beautiful photos today!
May 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmarie
can I say it again this week? - thanks again for the beautiful texture to use and experiment and learn!!
May 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAllison
I love your shot, I find it kind of difficult to make tasteful texture edit with green garden shots, I don't know why but have to practice:)
Henrietta from Finland
May 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHenrietta
Hi Kim, the shot and processing are superb, excellent work, love it!!
May 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTeresa
Kim, I've only been peeking in all day linking to all the terrific submissions and in all my excitement and wonder have forgotten to leave a comment for you! But I've had the pleasure of mousing over your beautiful photo multiple times now and I haven't changed my mind...this is awesome! Such a painterly effect...the original and your texturized version. So happy to hear you enjoyed your outing to the greenhouse. One of my favorite things to do...used to do a whole lot more of it when we lived in a winter climate eons ago. Nothing like a cup of coffee in hand {or a camera!} and getting lost in the splendor of the visit. Thanks so much for hosting this, for the inspiration and for the yummy textures! Xo, Sue
May 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSue@MyArtsDesire
My first attempt at Texture Tuesday. You can probably tell, two links and for some reason the thumbnail didn't show =( Oh well, there's always next week. And, in the meantime, I will just enjoy all the other posts. Truly lots of beautiful work here!
May 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMaria
i just want to say that i think this is one of your most beautiful photos ever, kim!
an exquisite, artful painting that sings to me ... : )

thank you thank you
May 24, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterprairiegirl
I've missed last week and possibly the week before and my week just wasn't the same if I don't link up to your Texture Party! I wanted to thank you so much for your lovely textures, plus the tutorials! You are are fine and generous person. Love the texture you applied to your flower, Is it a daisy? You must have quite the camera!
May 25, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersandra
I looked for your 'Everyday Ben' and the page wouldn't show up. I hope everything is ok!
I had a dog named Bentley and called him Ben all the time. It was the perfect doggy name!
He is in Doggie Heaven now and was the love of my life.
May 25, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersandra
Kim! This is gorgeous!! it looks like I had some link problems...oops...sorry about that!
Thanks for hosting this so we can be inspired! You are amazing!!
May 25, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlori
I am away from all things electronic for a while as we are at our no hydro, no internet trailer (using a library facility right now) and I am soooooo missing my weekly fix of Texture Tuesday!!! Hope I can join in again soon!
May 28, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterfotogran

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