Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Vintage }{ Texture Tuesdays

Vintage is an adjective and noun that we hear often now. Vintage is trendy and chic.

It was also our prompt for this week's Texture Tuesday.

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But what does it mean?

I went to the source - the English dictionary - and found this as one of many definitions:

representing the high quality of a past time


They also included this definition for world English:


representative of the best and most typical


Still, what does it mean to me? How do I think of vintage. 


Old. Charming. Traditional. Lasting. Of a bygone era. Not representative of modern technology.


I didn't necessarily want to make it romantic or use only the intimate households items like china, tea cups, etc. So I went outside and got really experimental with my texture play. Things turned gritty.





  • Original photo with minor adjustments to levels
  • Background copy, desaturated, on normal @ 50% with rough pastels applied
  • Kim Klassen's Trust on multiply @ 38%
  • My own TTV texture on overlay @ 32%
  • Navy blue solid layer on exclusion @35%


Going back inside, there's sturdy, old and lasting furniture.





  • Original with minor adjustments
  • Kim Klassen's Trust on overlay @ 35%
  • Kim Klassen's Pour Vous on linear light @26%


I love this new KK texture, Pour Vous. The picture didn't do it justice. I can't wait to keep trying it out.

35 comments:

  1. Love that fabulous old door, and I love the way you shot the furniture, lovely texture work also.

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  2. nice take on the vintage theme i love old doors and windows oh and window boxes ha ha and yes the pour vous texture is luscious

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  3. Yes I love the door as well. Stunning pictures and thank you for your recipe's.

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  4. I like your take on the vintage theme. I like the gritty look of the door.

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  5. Beautiful photos, gritty is good!

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  6. your photos are lovely, really nice processing too.

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  7. These kinds of country, vintage look is something I look forward to photographing, seldom do I find them :( Very classic! -Mirage

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  8. These are both so beautiful.
    Karen

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  9. stopped by from TT, I like both photos, very nice!

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  10. I love both images ~ Absolutely beautiful subjects. Happy TT!

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  11. Love how you interpreted this weeks' prompt. Beautiful images.

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  12. Your picks for the photos are wonderful! The texture adds such an amazing beauty to them - very nicely done!

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  13. Beautiful! I really love the one of the dresser...such beautiful light and delicate too, very nice work!

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  14. LOVE these two! The first one is perfect... vintage, but not overdone. I love that you used the latest "pour vous" texture on the second one; it worked really well there. :)

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  15. just love that old door and the tool sitting there. such wonderful aging and patina.

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  16. beautiful work - i love gritty!

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  17. Stopping by from TT. I like how you went the gritty route.

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  18. Gorgeous work. I love anything old and worn and especially doors.

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  19. These are wonderful! Just what I aspire too...georgous.

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  20. absolutely wonderful- i love this image.

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  21. Definitely vintage...and beautiful!

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  22. I love the soft colours here, fabulous shot!

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  23. I've been trying to design a new blog header with pictures and have been playing around with layers and textures.
    Your photos are beautiful! You've inspired me to subscribe to Kim Klassen's textures. I can't wait to try them out.

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  24. Love it. Thanks so much for sharing how you did it. That encourages the rest of us.

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  25. Love them both but that first one is just beautiful!! It would make a fabulous postcard!

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  26. Oh I love that door, entrance to some vintage memories I'm sure!

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  27. Love the soft colors in the first one -- it speaks to me. I'm new to photography and find beautiful images inspiring and intimidating at the same time. :)

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  28. Oh the barn door! You made a gritty shot look even grittier! Good job.

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