When they first arrived a couple of weeks ago both granddaughters had colds. Now my DH has one, but with the fever he has it does seem more like a flu than a cold to me. I'm trying to fight it, but feel achy and have a slight sore throat. I have not had a cold since I became a vegetarian a year and a half ago - here's hoping my immune system can continue its good work and ward it off. I'm using Echinacea and some Reflexology treatments on myself to try and stimulate my immune system into high gear. Fingers crossed!
One of our granddaughters was allowed to bring home the resident rabbit of her grade 2 class. So we have a sweet, quiet old rabbit called "Moka" as a house guest for the next week too. It is a winter break period at school so the girls and the rabbit will be home all next week. Should be fun! Mix in the added texture of a small tragedy to all that fun, as the girls got word from their Father's house that their pet bird, "Kiss" just died. Oh dear - lots of tears and lots of questions. Life is truly textured!
Since I cannot have YOU over for a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, thought I would reach out to you by offering a free download of a great texture. I so love what this texture can do to an image. Many textures seem to work mainly in the blending modes of 'Overlay', 'Soft Light' or 'Screen' - but this texture named 'Old Linen Skirt' works little miracles in many of the blending modes in Photoshop. Scroll down and I will show you a few. First, of course, the texture:
Next, the image to which I will apply the texture and manipulate with different blending modes:
(Lorenzo asked where the photograph of the urn was taken.
It greets visitors at a little museum of modern art located in "Old Montreal".
Fortunately it sits on the edge of the old town as the architecture is distinctly modern.)
Now the image of the falling urn sculpture, with the texture applied in Linear Light blending mode. I adjusted the blending mode to 50% opacity.
Below, the same image, same texture, using Difference blending mode. I adjusted the opacity to 88% and used a layer mask to remove all of the texture from the sculpture itself.
Same image, same texture, Screen blending mode. The opacity was left at 100%.
Same image, same texture, Luminosity blending mode. The opacity was reduced to 88% and a layer mask used to remove the texture from the sculpture.
You can download and use this texture "Old Linen Skirt" to enhance your images by simply clicking HERE. The only stipulation to this free download is that you not sell or regift the texture as being your creation. Enjoy!