The Classics

When you finish a book do you sometimes feel like reading it front start to finish again? I often do - when the characters seem close to 
heart.  I feel the same about your comments. I often go back to 
previous posts and read them from start to finish again! 

Titled: The Classics
Give your images a Classy Finish!
  1. Create a new layer on top of my image before applying a gradient hue
  2. You can use your color picker and match your top and bottom colors to the one in my little gradient square on the screencast
  3. Select the gradient tool, choose linear gradient, and draw diagonal line from the bottom corner to the top corner
  4. Change the blending mode of this new layer to Hue at an opacity around 56%
  5. Add the Morning Mist Texture on the Overlay blending mode and hold the Opacity at 100%
  6. To add a frosted window frame effect - add the layer style inner glow and change the color of the glow to white. Play around with size of the inner glow until you get something you like!
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33 comments :

  1. That edit looks awesome!

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  2. Beautiful I lake it!
    Greetings and kisses Kristy.

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  3. Beautiful processing! And yes, I also read some books more than once ;-)

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  4. I like the scratchy texture on the books. Nice edit!

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  5. What a great edit!!! I love the texture you added. Gives it such a great feel!

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  6. Great edit! Love how the texture turns out!

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  7. There have been a few books I have felt that way about, but I totally agree with re-reading the comments. Sometimes they are so sweet and encouraging that it does my soul good to re-read them.

    I must say I like the before best. I love the soft blues, so I miss them in the after.

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  8. The edit is gorgeous but the original is great too! xx

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  9. Great edit, it really finishes the photo:)

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  10. Gorgeous...picture perfect!

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  11. love this! great angle and great use of textures!

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  12. This is great! Thanks for sharing your process!

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  13. Great vintage look... all your photos are frame-worthy, you know?

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  14. your edits are always so beautiful!

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  15. I love your edits! Beautiful

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  16. Beautiful edit! And yes i feel that way after a few books. And always feel sad when I end a book.. Like Jane Austen, I get too attached and end up in a three week phase, where I have to read all her books and see all the movies! Lol I think you inspired a new blog post about my favorite book (pride and prejudice) :)

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  17. Wow, I love that edit!

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  18. Very cool shot! Your edit is beautiful!

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  19. This is a great edit! Definitely like this! You make me want to go unpack my desktop and get to work on some of my own projects - it's been too long! I understand what you mean about the comments, and I,too, have had this happen with books - sometimes right after, sometimes over a year later! ;) Some things just stick with you!

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  20. that looks great and the frames add a great touch to the overall look of the photos :-)

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  21. I like the processing! Books make such great photo subjects!

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  22. I love how detailed you are in sharing your steps!! Thanks so much and yes, I also loved to reread comments too!

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  23. I'm always impressed how you can take an average photo and make it look fabulous :O) I love the aged look and feel with the old books!

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  24. Oh that is really nice! I will definitely have to try that.

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  25. Great edit! I re-read books... but perhaps not right away!

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  26. Lovely photo and sentiment. I am the same way -- I often think about the characters for days afterward... like they are living their lives even.

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  27. Love your tutorials-I'm learning alot! I really have to stop being so cheap and buy some of your textures ;0)

    Jodi
    http://livinglifephotographically.blogspot.com/2011/01/polaroid-lightbox-dreamy.html

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  28. Yes, I love comments too. So thanks for leaving one. :)

    Great photo!

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  29. I love this edit, it makes it feel so nice and warm!

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  30. I just love your edits! I'm such an old soul, so these pictures are right up my alley!
    I can't wait until I have photoshop so I can try out some of your techniques!

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  31. great edit, I love the step by step, thank you!

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  32. I like your edit in this post, very fine!

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I love reading your little notes, it makes me smile from ear to ear!