Monday, July 13, 2009

I Just Love Textures!!

Taking this class has reminded me how much I truly love the look of textures added to an image. Being in the local camera club and trying to stay in line with the strict competition guidelines, I have forget my own style and have lost my way. NO, this won't make a 1st, 2nd, or even an honorable mention, but this is me!! How does that song go... I gotta be me!!

I just love how this image of Grace turned out. First because the look is soooo Grace. :)
You don't normally process an image of a child making a mad face. The parents want happy and big smiles. I do have to admit... she has come a long way as a Model. From the first time we had to send her Mom home to get some shots and then she cried because her Momma left he,r to the shots I did the other day, where I would say give me something fierce and I would get all these crazy poses. She is more comfortable with me now and unfortunately she is growing up. I am not sure when this was taken. I have so many images of her in my files. But I do promise in the next shot she was smiling once again.

Here is my image from today's lesson.

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I also have a couple of really nice texture links for you.
Bokeh textures bykatrinzzz
Memories textures by freaky665
I used this one on my image. It is one of my all time favs. Antique1 by Sheispretty
Here is more of her textures. Sheispretty textures

Leave them a little love in the comment area. Everyone likes a little love. =)
~kimi~

28 comments:

Sunny Archibald said...

Looks great, Kimi. Did you get back into Phaunt?

Jonni said...

Kimi,

Between the free textures and video on texturizing, you are totally rockin'.

I just have to tell you, this is one of my favorite images of Grace ever. I believe that photography is also not about all smiles, it is about emotion and the emotion you are showing is amazing and gorgeous! You are such a talented lady and you would come in first place if I had a photo contest. Thanks for sharing this with us.

Hugs,
Jonni

Debby said...

What a fabulous image!

Barbara said...

thank you again Kim, these are fabulous. Youe image is simply beautiful and never seen a child that was mad be so gorgeous. Of course your photography and texture helped.

Delfina said...

This picture is just awesome. Love what you did to it.

Anonymous said...

I'm taking the class from JS right now too. Thanks for the textures and the video tutorial link (very helpful).

Barbara said...

Kim, I went to look at a couple of the downloads (the first two) and they downloaded as a RAR file, how do you use these files in Photoshop? I tried to open in photoshop but they wouldn't go.

Anonymous said...

Your photography is beautiful. Are her eyes really that green or did you work your Photoshop magic on them? Beautiful work. Thanks for all the freebies and lessons on textures. I'm also in the JS class and loving it.
flowersgal

Kim said...

Kimi, thanks for the links. That one is my fav too. Thanks for the Sheissopretty link. Now I can replace them from when my hard drive crashed.

Jbird said...

I just love this image. I reckon photos should aide in letting others glimpse a moment of our life's story. We are never happy all the time and the moods captured help to tell others what we are like. Kids especially!

I am also doing JS class and love all the textures and added notes you are posting to help extend us even further. Keep up the great work and Be who you are and take the photos that reflect who you are in the photography world!

Hugs

michelle said...

I love this photo. I love real moments captured like that. Thanks for sharing your knowledge, too!!

Beverly said...

thanks for the links! You made a great photo!

Bayla said...

Beautiful, Kimi. I love the way you've picked out the colours in her skirt to match the font. It draws it all together so well. Thanks so much for the textures and masks. I used one of each in my last image.

marcie said...

It's beautiful Kimi! I love the expression you captured and all the lovely details that the textures brought out. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and artwork!

Marcie

Tracy said...

Wow Kimi, you blog is amazing. I went to the site where you posted the textures (diviant art) and when I click on the download button it just downloads a picture not a file like in our frames class. Is this what it is suppose to do? I am new to textures so I am not sure what to do with the downloaded picture.

Thanks Tracy in AR

GT Cindy said...

Kimi this is a great photo of Grace. I have to say my daughter Ryleigh is like Grace, I get some great smiles, but I am particularly pleased when I get the pouts from her too!

Angela said...

Thanks for the links. I love this shot of Grace

Jane said...

Great shot, and great treatment. And it is definitely done in full "kimi-style"! good for you!

tomocus said...

Love the photo and especially the mask. I cannot figure out how to download the mask. Any help?

Love your blog!!

KIM said...

She is sooooooo gorgeous! I love the name--it was my mother's also.
Thanks for the textures.

Gladie said...

The photo is stunning - and you rock the Fram-Ups! :D

Debbie ♥ ♥ ♥ said...

I discovered your blog from the JS site. Your photography and digi work is amazing!! This is my first experience with editing. I'm loving the class & playing with textures....think I feel a new addiction coming on!!
Thanks so much for sharing!

Casey Lu said...

Beautiful!!! I was so bummed that I wasn't able to download the Antique texture. Thanks for all the free textures and such. I really love to read your blog and get help on things I have been trying to teach myself with no success. You rock!

Elaine said...

Kimi can you share how you got the wisps in her hair to show with the background. You did such a great job with blending the photo with the background.
Elaine

Christine said...

great photo! love the texture! thanks for sharing the links!

Anonymous said...

Kimi, can you explain how to remove the texture from the layers using Photoshop Elements 7? I viewed Matt's tut on your site but I don;t think it worked for me because he was using a different version. I have just discovered textures and love them, but need step by step in removing them from faces, hands, etc. so it smooths out the skin. Thanks and your site is wonderful!

kimi kreations said...

Go check the latest post. I will post your answer there. I have gotten a few questions on that and forgot to put the answer. Sorry!

GreatToBeGrammy said...

Ooooh! I really like this! Great work!
Terry