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Photoshope Elements Grungy Textures

January 15, 2010
Pretty in Pink?
Let’s grunge it up.
(…and Ingrid Michealson, scroll down to see what I mean)

Peony In Love

Peony(my image)
Free Grungy Texture from SkeletalMess

(And a smidgen of Photoshop Elements erasing…)


Peony with normal mode texture
Grunge Pink: Peony in Love.
I call this the ‘Normal Erase Mode’.

I promise this is really simple.

  • Download the largest size Flickr image of the texture you are currently in love with (there are frames, grungy, bricks, wood grains…)
  • Layer it over the top of your favorite image in need of some PSE love.
  • Choose the best blending mode.

When you mouse over the drop down menu in the layers palette it says:

Set the blending mode for the layer

There are 25 different modes! From Hard Light to Color Burn.
Have fun playing with them all!
I don’t totally understand the whys and hows, but it has to do with the light effects and blending them?

  • Last: use the eraser tool set to the soft round airbrush, around size 400, and 30-60% opacity. Begin erasing the middle (or focal point) and maybe the edges and corners. That’s what I did anyway… Email me if you have questions!

goodncrazy blue dots
I had such a hard time choosing just one!

I gave up and created these collages below to show you how amazing they all are!
I love the different ‘feeling‘ each one gives.
Antique, Victorian, Eerie, Modern…
Which one do you like the best?

photo effects in PSE 4

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photo effects in PSE 1

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photo effects in PSE 3

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photo effects in PSE 2

Romantic Peonies make me think about this song

Everybody (wants to love)
by Ingrid Michealson

PhotobucketEverybody knows the love
Everybody holds the love
Everybody folds for love
Everybody feels the love
Everybody steals the love
Everybody heals with love

A Rose Confession

June 19, 2009
I don’t love Roses.

I hate NOT having any YARD in our yard. Instead we have bushels of thorns. And roses are a pain in the neck to take care of. All that pruning and cutting. And did I mention the thorns? (Try chasing down a ball that has gotten tangled with this bad boy!) And the bugs? Ughs.

I think a grandma would love this yard. And not your sweet everyday bake-you-cookies type either. I mean the type who grows thorns for fun and eats 4yrold little boys with ketchup.

I don’t love Roses.

But Peonies? Oh My.

I have a secret lust affair going on with Peonies.
Peonies in Love.
Peonies in Pink.
Peonies remind me of french kisses and lingerie and a bride’s blushing grin.

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