I wanted to mention that apparently the issue with MediaFire has been resolved (read the full post here). Briefly, over a week ago MediaFire notified me that someone in France said I stole one of their stock images and had it in a download and also used it in one of my posts. So MediaFire blocked my download and sent me a warning.
The image was a photo of my boys in a neighboring park that I took with my own camera, so I was 100% confident the image was mine. ;-) I sent in proof the image was in fact my own image and never heard back, but I checked the download link today and it is no longer blocked. So I assume everything is back to normal. All of that stress for nothing.
Also, I wanted to let you know that Pretty Presets has an amazing sale this week on their newest Lightroom Preset collection called "Enchanted Garden". This preset set looks AMAZING! You can read all about it in this post.
Today I have two new fine art textures called "Golden Oils". These two textures were created using the Topaz Impression Photoshop/PSE plug-in (app). I love this app, but I don't usually run it directly on my images. I prefer to create custom fine art textures that I can apply on my images in Photoshop or PSE.
I wanted to post some examples where I used these textures.
I added "Golden Oils 1" in soft light blending mode to this gorgeous image by Bloom (original is here). I love how this instantly adds a warm tone and also makes the image look handpainted.
I added "Golden Oils 2" twice to this image I took in Galveston. One layer was in overlay and the other layer was desaturated and in soft light blending mode.
Don't forget you can also run an action on the image before or AFTER adding the fine art texture. In this original image I first added the texture "Golden Oils 2" in soft light. Then I ran my "Blue Cashmere Matte" action on the image because I wanted a cooler edit. I love the final soft colors of this edit.
original image). I added the texture "Golden Oils 1" in soft light blending mode and then ran my "Burgundy Wine Matte" action on the image. I love how this image looks so soft and painterly. It would be gorgeous on a card or on the wall.
I would love to see your before and after images using my freebies on my Facebook page!
Download the CoffeeShop "Golden Oils" Fine Art Texture Set. You can also download it here.
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