Fun with Filters

I thought it would be interesting to take a few photos from our recent trip to Mesa and embellish them a bit. I added some textures and layers to enhance them. I did an online search for textures, then added them as layers in Photoshop. I erased bits, and layered a few textures at a time on some. I tried different color adjustments, and added French text to Tiffany's shot. A good site to visit for free, hi-res images to use as filters and layers, is Stock Exchange. Try it out! I'd love to see what you come up with.

A very happy birthday to this gorgeous girl, Tiffany:

Happy girls:

Two of my favorite people:
The Superstitions (aka "Wes's Ladies"):

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April Kennedy said...

I love them! I really need photoshop or some sort of photo editing software. The picture of you and Maya is so sweet.

Tiffany M. said...

Very nice effect with the pictures- I love the sort of aged look it gives them. Speaking of age, thanks for the Happy Birthday wish! I love being your sister in law and friend!

Crystal Farish said...

Perfect timing for this post! I have to do this for an assigment next week in my photography class. I was biting my nails trying to figure out how to find stuff for the layers!!!!! You saved me once again!!! What would I do without you Lyndsay!!

thirtynothing said...

These are lovely!!! I can't pick a favorite! You're endlessly talented Lyndsay.

embot said...

These are awesome! The Pioneer Woman has free downloadable 'Actions' for Phtotoshop and they rock. so so easy and they look amazing.

thepioneerwoman.com They're in her photography section.

i'm glad you're getting some away time, but we miss you guys tons.

see u soon

Shorty said...

Very cool vintage effects! Great job... as usual! : )

Lybi said...

I love them! My favorite is the one of Tiffany, how beatiful! Happy birthday to Tiffany! People still talk about the hand massages she gave at my baby shower.

OK you've inspired me to try this layering thing. I just got Photoshop last week for my birthday...but I am intimidated! I haven't really used it yet. But I will!

Misses Bee said...

What a clever idea...I am a fan of shutterstock myself..I will have to check this out!