Texture Tuesday: Free and Easy

Today’s Texture Tuesday’s quest is to use at least one of Kim Klassen’s textures on any photo…. free and easy!

It should have been free and easy for me, but I just upgraded from PSE 9 to PSE 11, and had 5 days of issues following the installation. I can now edit photos and move back and forth between the Organizer and the Editor, which is a big step from where we started on Friday!  But importing a texture still causes the program to crash.  We’ve been in the forums, asking questions, doing live chats with PhotoShop advisors, watching videos; and on the phone with our son, a photographer who uses PhotoShop, Lightroom and other programs,  who’s been helping us brainstorm too.

I’m thrilled I made it through the process WITH the texture on this photo!
I’m hoping I can remember how I did it!  I certainly cannot use “Place” under File any longer to place a texture.
That causes an instantaneous crash!

I love to purchase fresh flowers in the winter…and photograph them.  It makes me happy to have them in the house, and
it reminds me that spring will come again~ someday!

Fresh tulips bring spring into the house!

Fresh tulips bring spring into the house! Info: Nikon D300, lens: 18-250, ISO250, f/4.5, 1/125

Info: Nikon D300, lens: Sigma 18-135, ISO250, f/4.5, 1/125
Processing: PSE 11, Kim Klassen Mary texture, Multiply ~39% opacity
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8 thoughts on “Texture Tuesday: Free and Easy

  1. mm5434 says:


  2. Barb Wessel says:

    This photo teaches me that less is more! I tend to be heavy handed with my textures, but your Multiply @ 39% really lets the flowers pop while softening the background! Beautiful!

    • jayjay3 says:

      Thank you, Barb! I’m new to textures, and I tend to get heavy handed with them, too! I’ve tried to take Kim’s lead and soften them a bit. (but sometimes it’s fun to go heavy!!)
      I appreciate your comments. It’s great fun and a good learning tool for all of us to be able to see each other’s work.

  3. marilyn says:

    Your tulips are so beautiful…..the way they gracefully arch. And….I like the quote you’ve used here.

  4. JimR says:

    Nice composition Judy.

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