Tuesday, June 19, 2012


UPDATE:  I think I figured out the "problem" with the fonts.  So hopefully from now on, I should be able to write in the "pretty" font ;) :)

Okay, so I'm just now noticing that Blogger is no longer giving me the fonts that I want. So I have to stick with this plain font....boo !!!! Anyone know how to fix that?

In any case, I am participating in Kim Klassen's "Texture Tuesday" link-up today.  I LOVE to take photographs. I'm also just discovering all the cool things I can do in Photoshop as well, including adding layers of texture to change the look of my photos.

Here is what I have to show you today.

This is a photo that a friend actually took of me last Wednesday. This is the original. It was a very cloudy day last Wednesday:

I figured out how to not only add textures in Photoshop, but how to resize the texture so that it fits over my photo like sand in an hourglass.  So after doing all that,I ended up with this photo:

I used Kim Klassen's texture called "waterstained frame" I really like it and it gave me a real retro vintage cool look to my photo. It felt like I found the "holy grail" of vintage photo coolness.

Since it's Tuesday and I love you all, here's another photo. This one I took way back in October 2011...and I applied the same "waterstained frame" texture. This is what I came up with:

OH, this is totally random, but I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE...and did I say LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the vintage 3D Kodachrome photoreels...the ones specifically from the 1950s and earlier that you insert into a ViewMaster. The colors are brilliant and they all have a vintage cool look to them.

That is the news from the ocean shores of California today. Love and hugs to your day today, Heather :) :)  :)


Mona's Picturesque said...

Love your pics Hearher! The vivid colors and scenes of serenity ♥

Sherri B. said...

What beautiful photos and processing...and what a fantastic view you had!

Kia said...

Your photos are so pretty and serene, Heather. :)
The ocean shores of California is a beauty! I have been to California 3 times and I sure hope to see more in the future. :)
Thanks for your visit. Happy Wednesday ahead.
Cheers from Scotland.

Michelle said...

Beautiful, love the texture and the water.

Kristina said...

I love to take photos too. Those are just gorgeous! So pretty. I've never been to California.

marit´s,,, said...

Så hyggelig å få besøk av deg på bloggen min .
Flotte bilder ,ha en fin sommeruke.


Rebecca said...

Both the scenes are beautiful, Heather! I can see you're having fun altering/enhancing your photos.

Jessica Heights said...

Your photos look very nice!

Lea said...

Love your pics Heather. You're one smart cookie! Wish I understood all that photolab lingo.

Love the picture of you by the seashore. I can almost hear the ocean waves. xoxo Lea