Winter's Gift


I thought this might be a good time to remind ourselves of winter's gifts.  A third of the U.S. population is in a winter storm. So, take in the beauty of winter's fury.  We won't be seeing a snow blanket like this again for sometime, maybe even a lifetime! For me, I shall enjoy the peace it brings after the storm and remarkably clear light that only layers, upon layers of snow can create.
- Kristy
Antique your images
  1. Layer the White Oak Texture on your image for a grunge look 
  2. Working in the Layers Palette- set the Blending Mode of the texture to Multiply, slide the Opacity down a few percentages 
  3. Duplicate the Layer [Ctrl J] and change the blending of the new layer to Overlay, lower the Opacity by 10 percent
  4. Warm up your hues with the Faded Letter Texture, set the Blending Mode to Saturation
  5. Adjust the Opacity of the top texture to about 65%

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41 comments :

  1. You did a great job again, but the first one is not bad, too :)).Like it.
    Hugs from Europe without snow ♥

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  2. Great edit. I love it, Thanks for the giveaway.

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  3. Great I lake it!
    would give me great satisfaction that you become my follower and reader:)
    Kisses Kristy.

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  4. As usual, beautiful photo! Congrats on being featured at my3boybarians. I enjoyed reading about you.

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  5. Excellent points about the storms. I do enjoy them, although - as a Sandwich Generation granny nanny I don't always get to take it easy during OR after. Especially if one little one gets sick and has to go to the doctor's which we went through during the last storm. But God is good and we all made our trips safely and it was quite intriguing to see the snow coming down as we drove. It reminded me of a sci fi flick where they zoom thru the sky into stars. :)

    Your pictures here and at My3Boybarians are so beautiful. I know my senior mom would especially love the flowers as anything gardening related is her favorite. I'm thinking that effect would be delightful for photos for grandparents and grandchildren as well? Such a delightful Sweet Shot Tuesday. Thank you.

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  6. oh I absolutely love this! Totally vintage!

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  7. Thanks for your sweet comments, I'm having a snow day here - or really an ice day we are covered in inches of ice!

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  8. Oh, I wish I could do that. Great job.
    Stopped by via the Happiness Project.

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  9. Beautiful! Your features on Life With My 3 Boybarians were awesome! CONGRATS!

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  10. beautiful shots, and thank-you for your generosity in the give-away at my3B... also, love your blog colors. beautiful!
    my open credentials could not be verified! :)
    patty from www.findingserendipity.com

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  11. Beautiful! My word I miss pine cones!

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  12. great shot without the texture...even better with it

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  13. So beautiful. Just love your processing.

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  14. What a good way of thinking of it!

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  15. love the edit, and thanks for the links to the textures!

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  16. Love that AFTER shot.

    =)

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  17. Great touch up. Love it!

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  18. How pretty. I love the textures

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  19. So great. But would it be rude if I gave this gift back. I am over it. lol

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  20. very impressing..how i wish i have more time to do photography..love all your photos here..
    since i love your blog, i am following it now. take care!
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  21. Great edit! I need some fun textures...

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  22. Beautiful pictures. And you are so right. We need to find the little blessings in every season, no matter the weather. :)

    Marla @ www.blueskiesphotoblog.com

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  23. I keep seeing you everywhere on all of the blogs I read. :) Great shots!

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  24. Great photos. I need to try using textures in some of my photos...not sure how successful I would be.

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  25. Beautiful edit. With all the snow everyone is getting, I won't complain anymore about the rain we've had. :)

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  26. I always love your edits. And I don't mind the storm either...but I am waiting for our sleet to change over to snow. =)

    bek

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  27. I always enjoy your edits and your tutorials Kristy. I used one of your edits verbatim this morning in my post.

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  28. I know you're going to think I'm crazy, but I wish I had more winter here in Florida. Love the picture.

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  29. Thanks Valerie, it looks great!

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  30. Great photo and I love the texture! Stay safe and warm!

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  31. i LOVE your edit sweetie!!

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  32. gosh, i always love the "feel" of your images. i need to take the plunge in to textures sometime soon!!!

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  33. love both the sooc and edit.

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  34. I just love all of your photos. They blow me away! I am your newest follower :]
    ~Angel @ livinginaperrytale.com

    I can't wait to start following your bluff religiously :]

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  35. Not bluff, I mean blog** :] Haha

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  36. Awesome! You're right, that's a great way to look at it, we may never see it again and it is only here for a little while!

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  37. Love the edit! Such a warm vintage feel! It's just beautiful! I am enjoying all this snow! To me it is absolutely beautiful!

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  38. This is lovely, I love the texture!

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  39. Great edit! Looks so good like you painted it white!

    <3, New Follower

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  40. Beautiful! You do a great job with the textures!

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