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Sculpting Light & Freebie

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Hello,
it's been a while since I gave away a texture, but today I have a wonderful freebie that helps you add a nice vignette to your photos. I needed a texture for a close-up of a bird I shot on La Palma in March and I couldn't find one that I liked so I altered & changed an older texture.

To demonstrate what I did let me first start with a before and after of my photo:
Move the mouse over the pic to see the change!

I used two of my free textures - First a new one, that is the main texture in my picture:
Click on the picture to download it from Picasa!!
Aus Free textures
The other one is an older freebie, you'll find it here :
Click on the picture to download!

Aus Free textures To make it easier to follow how I processed this picture I'll post the Photoshop layers for your information:





The background was very bright, almost white, so I used the texture twice.
The multiply - layer added a subtle structure to the background. As it made my subject too dark I erased t…

Autumn texture promotion & fall impressions

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Hi,
I added some new textures (soft & grungy ones) to the build-your-own-texture-pack and also edited some of the existing textures and made them smoother and easier to work with.
You can take a look at them by following the above link.

You can also get a 15% discount on all textures by entering the coupon code


FALLMAGIC12
at the check out!!
This discount is only available until October 30, 2012!



Enough of promotion back to photos of autumn & its inspiring colors & moods:

All following pictures were processed using textures from one of my various packs.

Let's start with a shot I took last Sunday morning. When I became aware that I was unable to see a prominent TV tower on the hill outside of my window, I knew I had to get out to take some photos in the morning fog. This time I wasn't too lazy to take my tripod with me, so I am in some of the shots as well & of course could take longer exposures at a better ISO setting.

The light was fantastic with the rising sun…