Song of Spring


We're having a taste of Spring with 70s in the day and 40s in the night. 
It's so nice to throw the windows open and let the fresh air in! 

Just because I've got a spring in my step, certainly not because I just bought two plane tickets to go home for Easter - I'm having a Shop Sale!

Enter the Code: Spring0211 and Save 35% all items in Shop


Put a song in your step this Spring!
  1. Add the Crystal Sea Texture to your image
  2. Set the blending mode in the layers palette to soft light and slip the opacity down to 75%
  3. Duplicate the layer [Ctrl J] 
  4. Switch the blending mode of the new layer to color burn and  lower the opacity to 75%
Show off your Spring Delights in a Photo Challenge: 

P.S. Be sure to scroll down and vote for your favorite Texture Twist!

28 comments :

  1. Beautiful!

    Yay for spring coming soon!

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  2. Of course, fantastic!

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  3. What a beautiful object to photo. I must say, I like the first one more.
    Hugs♥

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  4. This is beautiful! :-) I love your use of textures here and the edit is fantastic! So sunny and bright. Is it Spring yet? Glad I stumbled across your blog. I'll definitely be back to visit OFTEN!

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  5. PS-I saw you use the Canon 60D...I'm getting ready to upgrade. How are you liking it? I'm debating between it, the 50D and the 7D.

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  6. Courtney,
    I love it's features like the 18mm - 135mm lens. Which is great for marcos and long distance shots!

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  7. Your use of textures is beautiful!!
    Thank you for your comment. I had to laugh, though, because right after you wrote about our spring here, I read the front page of the newspaper saying we might get snow this week!!! It doesn't snow here...ever. :)

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  8. I adore that camera! I collect vintage cameras...this is one is a definite keeper...if you get tired of her you are MORE than welcome to send her my way...LOL! :)

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  9. Lovely. I've never tried doing textures in photoshop but I hope to learn soon! Your photos are great inspiration for me to get my bum in gear and start learning!

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  10. This is just beautiful Kristy, and lucky you with that wonderful weather!
    We are still in the deep freeze here. Hopefully not for too much longer :-)

    Thank you so much for sharing this today at The Creative Exchange.

    Have a wonderful evening.

    lisa.

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  11. Fine work, fine pictures.

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  12. You use textures so beautifully! I only wish we were having the same type of spring-like weather. : )

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  13. Great shot I love before AND after lol! Your blog is so pretty too

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  14. So creative!! Love both shots!! :)

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  15. What a cool effect!

    =)

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  16. Hooray for spring coming!!

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  17. Lovely Kristy! I really like what you did with this. Thanks so much for sharing, and for stopping by my blog. :)

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  18. They're both fantastic!

    I keep meaning to sit down & go thru your textures to buy some... I think that's what I'll do tonight when I get off work... =)

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  19. I like both too! Wonderful photos! =D

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  20. Kristy....I want to order some textures, but the discount code is 'invalid.' Was there a time limit on it?

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  21. Evelyn,
    It's valid until Feb 28th, use the code at the Texture Shop http://textureshop.blogspot.com/
    It's doesn't work on Etsy. Let me know that doesn't work.

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  22. Oh, make sure you click update cart after entering the code. I just tested it and it's working.

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  23. I love this! In fact, I love your whole blog and everything you've done to your photos! I am so completely and utterly clueless about "actions" and "textures" and blah blah blah. Just tried downloading some free actions from Paint the Moon today and don't have the foggiest idea how to get it into stupid Photoshop Elements to even begin using it. Oh well. I'll just admire all your beautiful images! Thanks for joining me today; made my day!

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