The Inspired Weekend

What is about Spring that has our minds spinning with creative ideas?  My eyes can't get enough of seeing our surroundings. My hands want to sew, paint, and stamp. My legs want to walk down new paths. My heart wants to take it all in. Embrace Spring's Creativity with eyes, hands, feet, and heart too!

Advanced Photo Editing Lesson:
  1. Download the Free Windsong Texture
  2. Drop the texture over your image
  3. Blend on softlight
  4. Add a vector mask
  5. Brush away texture from your subject 
Tip - I used a soft round brush with an opacity of 37%

songbird

Find more weekend inspiration at: Your Sunday Best / the simple things / Sunday Snapshot /  Leap Into Spring Challenge / Show and Tell Friday / Fabulous Friday / Shoot.Edit.Submit / Photo Story Friday / Photo Friday / Favorite Photo Friday / Oh Snap 

15 comments :

  1. Your suggestions are over my head but the results are lovely!

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  2. I agree that you must be speaking a whole different language. I love the picture though!

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    1. LOL, I'll be sharing a photo editing video every week starting in mid May!

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  3. Oh this is a gorgeous texture Kristy, perfect for this adorable photo too... love it!

    http://www.bumblesandlight.com

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  4. Love those big feet! Lovely image, Kristy and thank you for the free texture! :)

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  5. Kristy, this photo is so soft and springy! Thank you for the free texture! I'm looking forward to giving it a try! I know what a layer mask is now, but I'll have to look up what a vector mask is ... just getting the hang of Photoshop! Your site has been so helpful to me recently, thank you. :D

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    1. Thank you Tish, I'm happy to hear I could help. That's what it's all about.

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  6. Oh your blog and work are both breathtaking (ah I need to change my google from CrunchyVTMommy to VeronicaArmstrong but anyway) I have so many textures and rarely use them. I am going to try the vector mask this weekend. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  7. You are so kind Veronica, thank you

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  8. Beautiful & inspiring as always Kristy- thanks for always making me smile!

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  9. It's beautiful! I'm looking forward to trying some of your textures! I'm not sure if I know what the vector mask is. I could be using it though and not even know it. lol. Thanks again for sharing your talents. Your work is always inspiring.

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    1. Thanks, Alicia
      I promise I
      l share a vector mask video lesson soon!

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  10. I love the bird topiary! Beautiful treatment to the photo.

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  11. Gorgeous! Love this one! You're above my head too. Can't wait to see your video tutorials you post!

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