Project Alicia : Inspiration Alley.

Monday, May 09, 2011

Inspiration Alley.

Spring brings with it plenty of inspiration. New life. Warm, glistening sun. Fragrant blooms. Afternoon thunderstorms. I just can't seem to get enough. It is a welcome gift after such an extended wait.

{All photos taken with Canon 50D and processed in Photoshop Elements 7}
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Formula
Layer 1: Original image (Background)
Layer 2: Kim Klassen old world texture, soft light 100%
Layer 3: Kim Klassen old world duplicated, soft light 50%
Layer 4: Kim Klassen lifes good, soft light 90%
Layer 5: Shadowhouse aged canvas ACT 9, soft light 100%
Layer 6: Decrease saturation
Layer 7: Add text, Abadi MT Condensed Extra Bold font
Layer 8: Add watermark

This next beauty may have gotten lost in a sea of photos. I thought it best to give her another chance to shine. You can see the complete photo shoot at Seeds of Spring and it was also debuted in my Confessions of a Mom post.
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Formula
Layer 1: Original Image (Background)
Layer 2: Kim Klassen mustard texture, hue at 57%
Layer 3: Kim Klassen warm sunlight, soft light at 94%
Layer 4: Shadowhouse elemental grunge 5, overlay at 7%
Layer 5: Decrease saturation
Layer 6: Add text, 1942 Report font
Layer 7: Add watermark

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Formula
Layer 1: Original Image (Background)
Layer 2: Florabella's BW Film action
Layer 3: Kim Klassen Coffee Tea or Me Texture, soft light at 100%
Layer 4: Kim Klassen Coffee Tea or Me copied, multiply at 35%
Layer 5: Decrease saturation
Layer 6: CK wave text path, CK Bella font
Layer 7: Add watermark

If you missed my font tutorial, you can click here to find instructions for how to download as well as a few of my favs.

Hope you had a lovely weekend celebrating motherhood. Mine was less than relaxing being that hubs was away working, but we made the most of it. Little Man played a mean game of soccer, I got some much needed yardwork in, and Papa John's made the kids happy and my life that much easier. My kiddos showered me with special facebook messages and notes. And even agreed to take some pics with me. You can see a few here.



kimklassencafeSweet Shot DayTouch Up Tuesday's at the Paper Mama

39 comments:

  1. I love your personal touch with texture - they each look so beautiful.

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  2. Great photos, Lish! And I just love what you do with textures. So pretty!

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  3. Oh the textures are awesome! I am usually one to just let my photos stay SOOC or just a little color boost, but wow - you do amazing things!

    Tamar

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  4. Beautiful job with the texture's :) I really like the last one!

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  5. Hey lish - WOW I have just scroleld through a weeks worth of posts. LOVING all your photos and especialliy your "Confessions of a Mom" post.
    I'm just too lazy/time-pressed to comment on each one, so this is a combo comment - LOVE IT ALL.

    And yay for having your own dotcom

    I'll make sure to update my feed.
    Luv Simone
    x

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  6. These are all fabulous! The middle one is my favorite!

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  7. i love what you did in that second picture and the saying is perfect

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  8. Holy crumbcakes...great textures and use of words!

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  9. Lovely. Clever sentiment too.

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  10. Wonderful photos and the textures work so perfectly. Thanks for including the formula.

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  11. These are stunning, Alicia! Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day.

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  12. these are lovely, Lish. You're getting so good with all of Kim's textures!

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  13. Gorgeous photos! The tree is specially stunning. I'm in love with them all though.

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  14. These are awesome, Alicia! I especially loved the last one.

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  15. These are great! Visiting from SST.

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  16. love the mother nature one!!!

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  17. These are gorgeous. I love how you cascaded the words on your beautifully textured photo. Both of your photos and textures are lovely.
    Karen

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  18. Beautiful! I couldn't agree with you more... I love all that spring gives us. So much wonderful inspiration. :)

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  19. Beautiful images! And I love that you share your process as well.

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  20. gorgeous and i love how you write everything out, helps me learn for my photos in the future!

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  21. Love the textures and the photos - awesome work! :-)

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  22. Is there really that dry!? The shot is great with the quote, it is so symbolic. Great texture work.

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  23. Beautiful shots! Love your texture work and quotes...

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  24. I really like the texture feel in the first photo. :) Very nice.

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  25. I just took a tour of your lovely blog and found it so inspirational! I'm glad you stopped by my mine and now I can follow you too. Your work is marvelous!

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  26. beautiful treatment and I just love the whimsical text :) so lovely :)

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  27. Oh my I love all that you do! Keep them coming!!!

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  28. Beautifully done, love your texture work here, especially the 2nd capture!

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  29. My hubby was away too! I don't think I have ever had a relaxing Mother's Day.

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  30. Beautiful! The texture works perfectly with this!

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  31. Well done! Great work! I love it!

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  32. These are all so beautiful! My favorite is the flower. Thanks for sharing the info on textures. It's on my long to do list of things to learn!

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  33. Really lovely! Well done!
    Saw it in Texture Tuesday.

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  34. amazing how the b&w photo with the tree still seems really warm

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  35. These are all so beautiful! I love the wave text--but I really can't say which is my favorite...

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