Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Texture Tuesday


Hello and Happy Tuesday!  I had so much fun last week with Kim's Texture Tuesday Party, that I decided to link up again!

So back into my files I went, to dig up some old images...and on to Photoshop to play...




This week we were to use only the Warm Sun texture that Kim had provided for free a few weeks earlier.  If you have not added yourself to Kim's Texture Lovin' List, head on over to her blog to do so...she really does give away so many wonderful textures!



Again I used varying opacity with each texture and I sometimes chose "linear burn" instead of the usual "normal" when applying the texture...it gives a very different look than laying the texture on top of the photo.

Oh, since so many people have asked me in the past, I also wanted to let you know that I use Photoshop Elements, not the professional version {I have PS Elements 8}.










Have a great rest of your week!  I am headed to Denver on Thursday to visit my best friend Natasha and also my very sweet friend Jeanne, so I probably won't have a chance to post again.

Please check out Kim Klassen Cafe to see many more beautiful textures or to link up yourself!!!



Tracey


52 comments:

Kim Klassen said...

saw your sweet thumbnail tracey... and it was my first... 'hop'
and wow... you never disappoint..... fabulous... just fabulous.
I keep scrolling thru.... love them all.... fav them all. :)

xxo, Kim

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Oh wow...that first and third photo are award winning quality...love them! Have fun in Denver my friend....oh any new jda things coming to the shop??? x0x0

Bonjade said...

How I love these images.....can you do a lot with that photo elements...?
I think about it to buy it also for some time....love this
Fine day

Leah C said...

Oh how gorgeous...once again! Love, love, love:)

beachcomber sydney australia said...

beautiful...that first photo is devine!!!
cheryl x

Carol @ A Bird in Hand said...

I have GOT to get Photoshop some day. Your pictures are gorgeous!

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Tracey ~
Those are just beautiful!!!

Thank you for sharing with us!!

xoxo
Lori

Inspire Me Heather said...

Lovely photos for sure!

Al said...

Very beautiful images! The effects are stunning. Yours is always such a lovely blog to visit! www.skylarkmanor.com

flowers on my table said...

Wonderful Tracey, the first one is especially appealing to me, it looks so weathered. Have a happy day, Linda x

lilabraga said...

Oh how gorgeous...once again! Love, love, love! had to follow your blog;)
xoxo
lila

sarah atmyyellowhouse said...

This is definately my favorite texture...the photos are just beautiful with it.
Enjoy your time away! See you when you return ~
Sarah xo

A Rosy Note said...

Your photos look beautiful! Isn't that texture great? It's probably my favorite one so far :)

~Tricia

Morning T said...

These are so much better than what I get with the picnik upgrade. Heading to her blog now. Thanks for sharing your talent and tricks with us Tracey!!
Hugs~
T

Lesley said...

Your photographs are simply stunning- you have so much talent!

BECKY said...

Your photos are just so lovely, Tracey! I would never tire of looking at them! I love your use of Kim's textures. I took one of her classes, but got bogged down and frustrated trying to use an older version of elements. I really need to redo it!!
Thank you for taking the time to share your joy with us!
Have a fab week!
Becky

Gale Wall said...

Love how the green moves through the first photo.

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Your photo's are amazing. They just take my breath away. Not only the textures but also the way you capture each shot. You have an eye for beauty. ~~sherry~~

Country Dreaming said...

Those are great pictures.
The texture IS perfect.

melinda

koralee said...

So pretty....as always my friend. Have a great time!

Vintage Home said...

Seriously that first image is worthy of a canvas or frame! Have a great trip!

Miriam said...

Absolutely stunning, beautiful. I am thrilled to have visited you.

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

Just beautiful, Tracey!
We have the same version of PS Elements. Would REALLY love to get CS5, but it's going to have to wait a bit longer!

Have a beautiful Tuesday!
XO,
Anne

Jessica Vescera said...

Very, very, nice. Such inspiration here. Your color choices and compositions are amazing.

Anonymous said...

Love the contrasts in colors of the flowers and bottles. Wonderful! So creative.

ANETTESHUS.COM said...

Ah! Hoe LOVELY, Tracey!!

Have a nice day!

xo
ANETTE:)

PeregrineBlue said...

what absolutely stunning photographs

sharon said...

Great pictures, I'm off to check out Kim's site, been meaning to for ages, thanks for the reminder!
Sharon

June said...

These shots are stunning Tracey! Just amazing each one.
I did some catching up here today and want you to know how much I love your home. Lovely in every way.
hugs...

bucolic beauty said...

Lovely. I especially big, puffy heart the photo of the chipped pitcher with the pretty purple flowers.

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Really beautiful effects! :)

Sarah said...

Fabulous! You know how to capture texture with that lens. I hope to learn from you! ~ sarah

dreams on 34th street said...

Tracey,
Your photography is beautiful! You are so gracious to share your creative process with us! Such a gift! Thank you,
Lynne
{w/l}

wowaccountforsale said...

Pretty photos, very inspiring. Love the soft edgy texture it gives. The roughness of the lines makes it all even more gorgeous. So talented aren't you.

manon 21 said...

De quoi t'amuser avec tes photos qui sont toujours magnifiques.

Belle journée

Manon

decorina said...

You're an Artist! That pictures are so wonderfull... i love it!

Many Hugs
Nicole

found and sewn said...

All your photos are lovely. I really like your white enamel jug x

paperbird said...

so fun to find you participating in Kims texture tuesday. Of course I adore your sweet captures!

Secret Garden Cottage said...

I love them all, Tracey! The pictures of the ducklings with their mamma and the one of your daughter
are precious!!!
Have a great time on your trip visiting your friends!
xo,
Jo :)

sibele said...

hello ...
I'm from Brazil and I have a blog about brides and beautiful things, so I will not resist sensitivity and beauty of your posts.
Congratulations ... I'm on ...
Kiss
Sibele
www.neurasdenoivas.com
;)

Privet and Holly said...

Love the image
of your daughter...
Of course, love
them all! I also
have Elements and
need to figure this
all out!!
xx Suzanne

Nan said...

Beautiful photos - beautiful post! I just love your blog!

hometown girl said...

these are lovely! have fun!! susan

Kathy said...

Wow...to each one. Beautiful.

Bright blessings,
Kathy

Mitty said...

Love your blog! As a new blooger, I always come back to your site for inspiration. I definitely found it today. Great photos - peaceful, soft, relaxing, "daydreamy." Thanks for sharing.

Heaven's Walk said...

Totally, undeniably magazine-shoot worthy, Tracey! Beautiful!!!! :)

xoxo laurie

la.maison.de.laure said...

Votre blog est simplement magnifique.... et il y a un magnifique reportage sur vous et votre maison sur la dernière parution du magazine " Maison
chic:édition spéciale shabby chic".
Merci.
Laure

EnchantedBella said...

Hi your pictures are amazing as usual. I visited Kim Klassen Cafe and looked at the Texture Tuesday party posts and everyone did such awsome things with there pictures. I think I need to invest in photoshop.
Thank you Rebecca

Tiff said...

Your pictures are pure gorgeousness! X

Cindy said...

I love your blog! You are so very talented. I am a beginner photographer and photoshopper and your blog is so inpsirational to me. I took Kim's skinny mini class and fell in love with textures. I just used the two new textures on a few photos I took, nothing compared to yours! But I had fun using them. I look forward to more photos from you...

Bohemian said...

I just adore the texture to the beautiful images.

Dawn... The Bohemian

Lili said...

Totally dreamy and gorgeous Tracey. And I'm so glad you shared info on the PS software that you used, I always thought I would have to purchase that huge expensive package to try these, that is so helpful to know about that! xoxo ~Lili