The Texture Touch


Photo on the Right: Advanced Technique
  1. Layer the solitude texture on your image
  2. Set the blending mode to hardlight
  3. Lower the opacity of the texture to 76%
  4. Apply a layer mask to brush away texture from your subject
  5. Try a soft brush with a 25%  hardness setting
Photo on the Left: Quick Touch Up
  1. Layer the solitude texture on your image
  2. Set the blending mode to overlay
Stay tuned for the Winter Photo Challenge this Friday and get your copy of the limited edition Solitude Texture!
solitude

Share yours in a photo challenge:
Wordless WedWordful WedWith Words / Shoot and Edit / You Capture / Rural Thursday / This or ThatTexture Thursday

38 comments :

  1. Kristy these are wonderful.
    Love these beautiful tones.

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  2. Kristy it looks like you can reach through the computer screen and literally touch those photos! Absolutely beautiful. I love the crackled effect and the rich warm colorway. You are amazing with the Texture girl! xo

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    1. You can have the crackled look too - it comes out tomorrow in the Poetic Winter Challenge!

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  3. Your photos are full of texture even before you add the texture to them. Such a lovely work!

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  4. that is simply beautiful!

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  5. The texture on these is really interesting!

    Thanks for linking up with Rural Thursdays :-)

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  6. I love the composition of your photos!

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  7. Thanks so much for the tutorial, Kristy. Your results always look fabulous.

    And thank you for linking up to Rural Thursday. Very much appreciated.

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  8. Beautiful work.

    Regards and best wishes

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  9. Beautiful photos! Love the texture you used!

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  10. really beautiful! love the texture in these!

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  11. Both are beautiful! Subtle and delicate.

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  12. i always mean to sit and play with textures....one day...your results are beautiful!

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  13. These are both lovely images I really like the textures you have used.

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    1. Ellie you can grab the texture for yourself in just a few hours at the Winter Challenge!

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  14. Kristy.... I haven't visited for awhile, but I need to change that! (Winter Challenge sounds good!) I love the texture images...the color is and composition are fabulous.

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    1. Great to hear from you Evelyn! I bet you'll have some amazing photos for it, living in the mountains and all!

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  15. wow, i guess i got here .. hope this is the right place thanks to "rural journal" ... i love your work. (:

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  16. Beautiful work! I'm visiting from the poetic winter challenge. ---Thank you for the fabulous texture!!!

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  17. Love love the texture!

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  18. So beautiful...I love that it looks like a beautiful old photograph that someone found in an old attic chest somewhere..so fun!

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  19. Can't wait to try out this texture! Thanks so much for your generosity! You are such a talented artist!

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  20. Thanks for the freebie, Kristy! :)

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  21. I LOVED using this texture!!! Thank you SO much for offering it!!

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  22. Your photo is beautiful. I hope to learn how to use your gorgeous layers.

    Mary

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  23. Thank you so much for this texture. It's my first one and just what I was looking for. Something subtle and beautiful. Can't wait to use it for this challenge.

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  24. Thanks so much for the texture! I haven't used any before and I had fun trying it out. Can't wait to find photos to play with. Beautiful photo!

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  25. Your photo is gorgeous!!!!

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  26. I'm back. I just had to pop in again to say thank you for this tutorial and the texture. I *love* it! I used it in my post for texture tuesday.

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  27. Great shots. Love the effect.

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  28. This is stunning! Beautiful edit.

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