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I've always wanted to try to add a texture to a photo in Photoshop Elements. After I tucked the kids in bed tonight, I gave it a try. I took the picture below ...


...and placed the texture (below) on top. I lowered the opacity of the layer so the boys would show through. Then I lowered the amount of blue in the clothes so they would look a little more rustic. I burned around the edges to give it more depth. I also removed almost all of the texture from the boys' faces.
I can see the flaws, but with more practice I hope to get this right one day. I'm havin' fun in the meantime!

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44 comments:

Joye @ The Joyeful Journey said...

That is a great picture!!! And I love that you told us how you added texture! Thanks a bunch--I'll store this away for the day I FINALLY get photoshop. I'm dying for some shoppin' fun!

I love your blog, by the way, and I will certainly be visiting often! ^_^

Ms. Latina said...

That is such a great pic! I don't see the flaws but I can imagine what you are going to be able to do when you become an expert at it! FYI: Love all the pics on your sidebar and your header including the verse! Can you tell its my first time LOL Anywho, thank you for stopping by my blog! Happy WW!

Sara Bonds said...

You did a great job! I use Photoshop and a few other Adobe programs, but I have never tried Elements. It looks neat!

Happy WW from Sara @ the Mostly Wordless Wednesday H.Q.!

Alicia said...

Wow! Awesome editing!!!!

Those pictures are great!!

I love your blog, so I'm becoming a new follower!!!

Happy WW!

Rob said...

Cool picture and your photo editing looks great!

Happy WW!

Courtney said...

What a perfect shot. you did a great job!

Steph said...

I think it looks wonderful!!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

great photo and I love all the editing.

Shelly said...

That's very cool! I don't have any programs to do neat editing like that.

I am Harriet said...

Very cool!

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Lilysmom said...

Very cool effects!

Cascia said...

That looks pretty cool!

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Had to stop by for a visit when I saw your name on CC's blog. Hop over to my place and see why!

Sue said...

Great job. Beautiful photo. Happy WW!

Laurie said...

GREAT job! You are just amazing. Getting better all the time!

I am Harriet said...

Thanks for coming by my site and for leaving such a wonderful comment :)

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

AWESOME!!!!!!!!

McClure Family said...

i love playing in photoshop and gimp!! what fun- and i think you did a GREAT job!!


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Hannah said...

Love it. I am still trying to figure the whole texture thing. I haven't gotten one that I love yet but I have been practicing.

Did you get that link I sent you? I hope I sent the right one, it was a ton of free fonts for blogs and digital scrap booking.

Susie said...

Wow!! Great job!!

The Mud Bug said...

You did a great job! I love it!

Happy WW!

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the monkey's mama said...

Well done! i'm mad impressed!!!

If you'd like to see mine...here it is

Ohana Mama said...

What a great pic! Love what you did!

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

That picture turned out really cool! I really need to play more with PhotoShop than I do - thanks for the inspiration! :)

Happy WW! :)

Milo's Creations said...

WOW that's impressive! What a great photo of brothers!

Leslie said...

OH that is perfect!

Staci said...

It looks amazing, great job! Such a wonderful photo to work with too!

Alleen said...

Can I just say how much I drool over your photos???? You do awesome work! It is on my to-do list to take a class this year to learn how to actually use my camera! And then maybe,just maybe after that I will figure out how to edit..... Well, after I get the stinkin' sensor cleaned so I don't have a smudge on every pic...

Misty Rice said...

Wow that is really good. Now next post teach us step by step moves on how we can learn to do that too. :)

I am SO clueless in photoshop that I often get mad and shut it down. Its pretty sad really.

Sigh.

Beautiful picture by the way.

Katrina said...

This is awesome!!!

Katrina said...

This is awesome!!!

Jo Jo said...

I'm so jealous! I wish I had your Photoshop skills. Will you come visit me and teach me some tricks? Good for you, girl! You rock and that picture is so cool!

Muthering Heights said...

Wow, it looks great!

Sherry said...

Great pics! Think Its time that I get photoshop, ive never used it!

T Sharee said...

Hello! I found your blog on Kelly’s Korner. I am searching for summer recipes for our church homecoming in two weeks. I was hoping that you would have some ideas? By the way love your blog and I will be following from now on!!!!

Gail said...

You are so talented!! I really need to learn to do more with my photos. Now you have inspired me.
THANKS!!!

camerapatty said...

I love seeing all the wonderful creations people come up with when using PS. It was a beautiful image to begin with and you turned it into a classic.

Wishing you a scent-sational day!
Patty

Terri said...

AWESOME!!! I'm impressed!

Jaimee said...

Love it, Love it! You are so talented!!!

Sandy Hop said...

I love the photoshop elements!!! Seriously, they should pay you for this advertising! How much does photoshop cost, do you know? Thanks for stopping by my site. BTW, I am now enjoying iced tea from my NEW iced tea maker!!! hooray for tea!!!

David and Marianne said...

Excellente!!! Really cool stuff you're doing! Love the picture of the boys.... you're a great advertisement for photoshop : )

CC said...

Absolutely incredible job!!!!!!! How in the world do you have time for this though? ;)

Anna Grace`s Jie Jie said...

That is so cool! I love your blog! :)

kimberly t. bowling said...

Have photoshop, but have not a clue to do with it what you do!!

Great job! Beautiful boys. Awesome editing.