Tuesday, December 9, 2008

CoffeeShop Barn Textures for Photoshop and Photoshop Elements!



It has been cold here (finally) so the boys and I are spending a lot of time exploring the back fields, barns and the chicken coop. All of the outbuildings are really overgrown right now (cows and chickens have moved out and were replaced by hay, so we have a huge cleanup project planned this winter so we can get chickens again), so we only climb around there when the snakes are frozen. In Texas we have a cornucopia of snake diversity, 68 species, 4 of which are venomous (coral snakes, copperheads, cottonmouths (also known as water moccasins), and rattlesnakes). Interesting enough we have seen 3 of the 4 in our backyard at various times. I have yet to see a rattlesnake, but we have "ran" into a few of them northwest of us on our camping adventures. My husband hates snakes (he still blames them for getting us booted out of Eden) but I am fascinated yet respectful of them.

So last week I decided to take some photos of the interesting textures we came across in our adventures. I think some of them are quite nice, so I put them all together for you to download. The zipped file is huge (100 MB), but there are some really interesting barnyard and natural textures in there. The ones below are 2 samples. They are just normal .jpgs, so after unzipping the file, just open them like a normal image in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. Here is a texture tutorial if you need some ideas on how to use these textures.





Do you want to download my favorite CoffeeShop PSE/Photoshop Actions and Lightroom Presets or Design Elements in one convenient zipped file AND help support this blog? Just click here for my action pack or here for a download of some of my most popular design elements, storyboards, and textures.

For complete info on installing all of my actions, click here.

28 comments:

Joanie said...

These are lovely textures. Thank you so much!

amymom24 said...

Thanks, Rita! These are awesome!

trouble and strife said...

what a great idea! they look amazing!

Anonymous said...

Great textures! Could you tell me what I'm doing wrong? I keep getting the warning that its not compatible with PSE 7 and there's not enough RAM. Any suggestions? Thanks!

Digifreebieslist-CreativeBusyHands said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Digital Freebies Search List, under the Papers Only post. Thanks again.

lori said...

very cool!! thanks for sharing

Staci B said...

Awesome! Thanks! Putting a plug at 2Peas now! LOL

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much- I LOVE all our your stuff! :-) Angie, from TEXAS too!

Digi Free said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 09 Dec [LA 09:00pm] - 10 Dec [NY 12:00am, UK 05:00am, OZ 04:00pm] ).

hukari said...

Thanks loads!

Jody said...

Love the textures!

Just wanted to tell you I am working through using the new Powder Room II filter. Must say it does wonders for my face! LOL Seriously, my oldest and best girlfriend and I turned 70 in the last week and I managed to get a few great photos of us to work with. I went a little on the overboard side and we look a whole lot younger than 70 that is for sure.

I will keep working at it though and hopefully will come up with a photo that is pleasing but not too touched up looking. Practice practice practice!

Thanks so much

Anonymous said...

Merci

belle said...

Thanks so much for all the great textures!

Carol said...

This is great, thanks!

gnubee said...

You go girl, these look awesome!!
~claudia

Laurie Heath said...

I just found you today, Rita, and I'm looking forward to trying some of your actions! So far I haven't done much with textures -- can't wait to try out this set. Blessings to you and yours!

Beth said...

Wonderful textures! Thanks so much!

Kerry said...

Thanks so much and Happy New Year..

Tammy Dunlap said...

Amazing! TY!

Edna B said...

Thank you so much.

Jeanelle said...

These r cool! TFS!

Cindy said...

Thanks a bunch!

Jingerelle said...

These are wonderful! Thanks so much.

Jennifer said...

Thankyou, these are perfect for a project I'm working on!

Brandy said...

These are great- I just used one in a Holiday card I created for this year's xmas pic! Thank you!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you. The textures are great! Have learned a lot from your blog. I will be back.

Joan said...

Thank you so much! Your papers are beautiful :)

Josie said...

Thank you Rita for all your wonderful freebies and tutorials. Blessings.