Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Texture Tuesdays – a first for me

I discovered the fabulous Kim Klassen Cafe several weeks or months ago. I was then reminded about it when my friend (and fellow Bee Girl) Andrea began participating in Texture Tuesdays not long after that. (By the way,  Andrea has some amazing photography with textures ~ please visit! I love them all and look forward to seeing what she’s up to each week.)

So recently I revisited Kim and did her amazingly quick and simple Textures in Ten tutorial (free – and Kim also generously offers some free textures to get you started. Just sign up on her site!). Although I’d tried some textures in the past, I never really “got it” until Kim’s tute. Thanks, Kim! I have more to learn, but it will be fun practicing. Here is my first real shot at this. I started with a photo I took at our local Amish friends’ farm back in 2009. 

free spirit with kkluminous

I used Kim’s “Luminous” texture and kept it simple, mainly using her Textures in Ten tips. So easy, and so addictive, I must say. I look forward to learning more, and will try to participate in TT’s on a regular basis.

Check it out!

kimklassencafe

Have a wonderful Tuesday, friends!

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33 comments:

shirley said...

Great job for a first timer. The texture adds a nice feel to the picture.

texwisgirl said...

oh, that is beautiful!!! love it!!!

helena said...

gret texturising - lovely timeless quality to the image

Angi said...

super! amazing entry.

Feral Female said...

Very cool!

Red Gate Farm said...

ok, ok, I now know for SURE I need to get on this texture train! I just love what it adds to photos! Your photos are just beautiful!

~chris

Jenny said...

That is the neatest pictures. It looks so 'painterly'.

teresa said...

Love the shot and the texture you've applied, gorgeous!! (seen in TT)

Linda Makiej said...

Beautiful texture work!! :)
Happy to be following you now!!

Country Dreaming said...

I love the way this looks.
Great job!

Melinda

deb duty said...

This is stunningly beautiful! I just watched that same tutorial a few days ago. So glad I did!

Cathy Spivey Mendola said...

Great editing & I love the photo! Kim is a great teacher!

libbyquilter said...

hard to believe it's your first time ~ you've created a wonderful piece of artwork~!~

:-)
libbyQ

McVal said...

That is gorgeous! Looks like a painting!

Simply Stated ~ Rebecca said...

Just gorgeous ~ I Love it! Great job and hope to see more :-)
Happy TT!

Down On The Farm said...

I am SO IMPRESSED! That is really cool! I've not seen that "texture" before and I think it is gorgeous!! I'm also wondering how you can actually "write" over the picture on your blog header, and where you get that really AWESOME LOOKING "flat creek farm" logo??? Can you share your secret with a fellow Missouri blogger? There might be a can of fresh salsa and green beans in it for ya :)!!!

Kathleen said...

This is a beautifully dramatic shot, and your textures give it such a lovely vintage feel. Wonderful!

Holly said...

What a beautiful photo, and so nicely edited! Great job, and welcome to TT! (I miss horses in the worst way - your photo brought the longing back, big time...)

Gone Country said...

Great job! I love her textures! I haven't taken the tutorial yet but I just might have to now that you've mentioned it!

Dog Trot Farm said...

Beautiful photo. I love what the texture does to a photograph, giving it an antique vintage look. Will check out the tutorial, thank you for sharing.

Rural Revival said...

Tammy, This is wonderful! I love those horses, especially the mane on the middle one and the texture just brings them all out, and that sky, whoa nelly!

Thanks for the shout out too. : )

Your fellow Bee Girl,
Andrea

Buckeroomama said...

The texture worked perfectly well with your beautiful photo!

Rural Rambler said...

Tammy you did a great job! Gorgeous! And those big old horses are gorgeous too. The sky is stunning. I am going to do the Textures in Ten. Andrea told me about it months ago and you would have thought her pictures would have been enough to get me going! After this post I am going to do it. Right now, if I can stay awake!

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

I always love Andrea's photos. the barn are beautiful. Now I will see beautiful work here to I'm sure!
You guys free either of the next two wednesdays? If so come on down. Or the next 2 Mondays we are free too.

Lynn said...

This is your first texture work? Wow, you did great, and I love the photograph, so natural, and such beautiful horses.
Thank you for visiting and commenting :)

Blondee said...

That is phenomenal!! GREAT job!

Kritter Keeper at Farm Tails said...

oh wow, this is pretty cool! love it tammy! i am going to go on her website now...thanks so much for sharing! :)

Windy Meadows Farm said...

What a wonderful photo...thanks for sharing it and for telling us about the easy textures. Oh, if I didn't have such a fear of PhotoShop...can't someone just create simple textures without it?! I may just have to take the plunge...terrific inspiration you've given!

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Loved this...and thanks for all the information. There is SO much to learn about all of these things.

All joys to you,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

Rachel said...

That is so beautiful! Love.

Catherine said...

So beautiful Tammy!

Seven Gates Farm said...

New to your blog ~ and snooping around a bit. However, I think I'm already a texture fan. That is just lovely. Your photos are so pretty. Debi

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Tammy, I tried leaving a comment the other day, but blogger was having issues. I love all your photography so when you add the textures it's just amazing. I keep thinking "I need to try that". Maybe in the Fall. :) How are the chickens doing???
Have a great weekend.

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