Saturday, January 29, 2011


I have to totally credit Kat at Low Tide High Style for the tips on where to find these textures.  I have been looking of textures for awhile now and these work wonderfully.  The texture is anything you can scan and superimpose to the photo of your choice to get this effect.  The French postcard was from Sophie G*'s Flicker Photostream.

Kat's post on textures is at the link above.  She made her photos in Photoshop.  I used Picasa.  Picasa is a free download.  Once you download and edit your desired photo here are your next steps:
  • Hit the tab create a collage
  • Choose picture collage
  • Go to settings
  • Where it says picture pile choose multiple exposure
  • pick the two photos you want by choosing get clips
  • if you have photos on the layout you don't want just hit reset 
  • and select all and then remove what you don't want as a group or you can remove each one individually by clicking on that photo on the layout and hitting remove
  • When you get two images superimposed you hit create collage and you will have your texturized image
The vintage lace texture can be found at this link and was created by Kat at Low Tide High Style.  
Kim Klassen provided this texture today and has a video on how to do textures.  This texture was called Nature's Beauty and she has it free here.  Kim also sells many textures and has a gallery of images.  Check with the place you find textures and make sure you are free to create with them and what limits may apply to their use.

This was from Sophie G's photostream texture 011.

Lizzie_Anne's Flicker Photostream is where this texture came from.  It was called green background.
Textures are my new favorite photography edit.  Lovin' these!
I will join Laurie for My Favorite Things at her site Bargain Hunting and Chatting with Laurie.  Go and visit her for lots of fun.


Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Holy cow, Sherry, these are so cool! What fun you had! I don't dare even start any of this because I will never ever get anything else done! Ha! Beautiful!

Cindy said...

WOW!!! Thank you for sharing about've created some beautiful pictures!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Cool pics Sherry! Pretty amazing what you can do with the programs-have fun:@)

Debbie said...


Sigh...I just don't know what is wrong with me. I'm not an idiot in EVERY area, but I swear and affirm I just can not do the cool photo things no matter how many times someone explains them to me.

That's the only reason I haven't updated my template on blogger. I can't get the header to look the way I want.

If I can't do that, I SURE can't do these.

Honey at 2805 said...

Those textures are so lovely! Thanks for the information and you make it sound easy. I have photoshop elements, but don't find it all that easy to navigate, although it's probably just me not taking the time with it.

Maggie said...

Sherry these images are wonderful.
I think I'm going to have to reread your tutorial and then play around in Picasa.
Love learning about something new when I visit friends in blogland, merci beaucoup.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sherry, these are gorgeous and I have go to try this. So glad you told how to do it with picasa.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

That's gorgeous, Sherry! :-)

Anonymous said...

Sherry, thank you so much; these images are breath-taking. I've worked with PSE for a couple of years now and you've given me some new ideas; wonderful job; know wonder your in love with textures. And you've given me many ideas; thanks for the inspiration. So glad I came back and saw this post - Terri

Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful pictures, Sherry! And thanks for all of the tips. There are a few photography parties going should join one!


La said...

These are amazing, Sherry. I haven't tried textures yet. Hope you are having a fantastic weekend.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Gorgeous. Love the look. I need to give it a try. Hugs, Marty

Shirley said...

Dear Sherry,
Beautiful, just beautiful..I love all your photo's.. This would look lovely on some of my very old vintage Valentine's..
I'm lucky to be able to do psp editing..

Brenda Kula said...

Thank you! I've been wanting to learn how to apply these for awhile. And they're beautiful here. You take lovely photos anyway. (Every time I see your banner, I think how lovely it is, with the pics you included.)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

OOOOO Sherry, these are so pretty. I need to go play with this. Thank you for telling us how, and thanks so much for sharing these beautiful photos for Favorite Things. laurie

bj said...

Sooo pretty.