The Texture Touch

I may be a country girl, but I can appreciate a day in the city.  Visiting the Lincoln Park Conservatory in Chicago is like stepping into the past. It was built in the late 1800s during the Victorian Era. I find it a place of tranquility in the hustle and bustle of the city. Have you stepped into the past lately?

texture.ology - watch the video lesson
  1. Start with the postale texture blended on darker color
  2. Lower the opacity of the texture to 50%
  3. Add the painted texture blended on soft light
  4. Reduce the opacity to create subtle brush strokes

vintage gardens

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23 comments :

  1. yes, it DOES look like a painting! beautiful

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  2. I especially love what it does to the sky.

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  3. I agree, it's nice to get out amongst the peoples every now and then.

    Lovely image, Kristy. :)

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  4. Wow what a beautifully serine place. I could just sit there & soak it all up for a bit

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    1. I agree, but it's so hard to put down the camera when beauty is all around. Next time, I shall pack a good book or picnic basket!

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  5. Looks like a beautiful place to visit. I love how you processed it. Valerie

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  6. I have stepped into the past just this last weekend. My Dad and I went to a WWII airshow they were holding at the Airport near his house. Love you pictures, thanks for sharing the tips.

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  7. Looks like a beautiful place. I love the texture you added.

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  8. wow what a beautiful park! love your processing! So funny you asked that question cuz I just posted some pics from my trip to Peru, including some ancient Incan ruins--that was definitely stepping into the past!!

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  9. Incredibly beautiful shots...so calming and serene!

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  10. gorgeous! Your textures are perfect for this. Joining you from this or that Thurs.

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  11. Looks fantastic! :-)

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  12. Beautiful, Kristy!!!

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  13. Beautiful, Kristy!!!

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  14. Beautiful, Kristy!!!

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  15. Beautiful, Kristy!!!

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  16. These are lovely shots and they really look as if they are from days gone by. I really like the texture you used.
    Many thanks for your visit and comment on my blog - I really appreciate it :))

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  17. oh such beautiful images...looks like a painting. I live in the chicago area, you have inspired me to visit Lincoln Park conservatory! beautiful processing too~

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