Friday, April 8, 2011

Textured Photography . . . My New Addiction!

I got totally sidetracked today from painting. I happened to find Kim Klassen's website and watched some tutorials on adding texture to your photos via photoshop elements which is a program I have had for months. I haven't used it because I couldn't figure it out! lol She shares all the how to's in her video "Textures in Ten" which I highly recommend if you are interested in this technique. It was so much easier than I could have imagined! And she provided free textures she designed!

For my above image of the Chrysler Building and the one below of the Brooklyn Bridge I used the same texture. I thought it went well with the urban feel of these photos. I love how distressed they look! The brooklyn bridge was also altered to an antique tone as well.

The photo below that I took in Newport at a horse farm was altered using 2 separate textures with some yellows and browns to them. And I love the distressed look in that photo as well.

This was alot of fun! I like altering my photos with sandpaper and ink for my paintings but this was way cool being able to distress them with texture digitally! I think I have found a new addiction!

I am thinking of using the two city photos for the art show with texture as you see above. What do you think?

PS . . . Thanks for all the great comments on my angel ballerina from my last post!! You guys rock! :)

16 comments:

  1. love these photos....very very cool!!!

    i think the two city photos would be wonderful to use for your show!

    hope you have a happy weekend!

    oxoxox
    k

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  2. Oh my! I saw your FB status and thought "now what has she found?" LOL! Is there nothing you won't try? Good for you! Love these, especially the horse farm, sort of nostalgic/vintage.

    Have a great weekend

    Ro xoxo

    PS don't forget - giveaway!!!!! LOL!

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  3. I...LOVE...THESE!!!
    And I'm going to have to check the site because I live in FEAR of Photoshop or any of it's Elements! LOL!
    Seriously...I have wanted to learn this.
    Beautiful work; looks like vintage photography!

    XXOO~~
    Anne

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  4. Wow!! These are outstanding! I have always hoped to be a photographer one day, but instead I make jewelry! LOL But I'm VERY interested in photo techniques. I can see why you enjoyed it so much! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Once again I'm out of my element. 'Texture Smexture'! LOL I'll have to leave the comments about this to those who know...but I do know that these are some of your photos I like. That's something I guess! ^_^

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  6. Hi Cathy, Your photo's are terrific I like the texture in them. I am horrible at photography but I love looking at it.

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  7. I love these, Cathy. I am addicted to Photoshop Elements. & actually signed up for one of Kim's skinny mini classes. Have a great weekend!

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  8. great job, cathy. i love photos that look all vintagey and distressed. you are on a roll and i can't wait to see your exhibition!!
    xo

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  9. Brava Cathy,sembrano delle bellissime foto della fine del 1800!
    Ottimo lavoro!

    Ciao!

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  10. These are exceptional! I actually took her free e-course, but haven't done anything with it yet--I really need too. I've had Photoshop since Christmas and haven't done anything with it yet.
    Did you see the new online class with Julie Prichard?--how to incorporate your photos in your artwork without the use of photoshop, but yet is has the look of photoshop--it's called Pixels and Paint--sounds VERY tempting.

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  11. Fantastic! Thanks for sharing the link. Also - congrats on your sale (your previous post)!

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  12. i hope you stay addicted, these are so well done. i love photo shop, but just can't seem to grasp it (tried the free trial one). not everyone's work turns out so WONDERFUL as this...STUNNINGLY magical!

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  13. Oh My Goodness Cathy..This New Technique Is SENSATIONAL! WOW! Your Photographs Were Wonderful Before..But Now They Are PERFECTION! You're Going To Be A SuperStar! Hugs Of The Warmest Southern Sunshine, Terri

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  14. I LOVE these pics. Absolutely perfect! You are very cool!

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  15. Oh, I love this! I'm the same way about Photoshop. :) I had to get me a Photoshop for dummies so I could figure some stuff out. I'm nowhere near being good. :)

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