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Complete Guide to Photo Overlays

Everyone is talking about it, so what are the Photo Overlays ?

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

The 5 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2014 I kimla designs

2014 has been great year and in today's post I'm sharing our top 5 most popular blog posts.

This year we gave you tips and tools to help you grow your business and learn new editing tricks. 
We are greatful for every visit, every share, download and comment. 

Take a look !




Monday, 29 December 2014

Freebie 2015 Calendar Cards

New 2015 is just around the corner and it's time to collect some cute new Journaling Cards.

This set includes 12 journaling cards ( 2.9 x 4in). These cards will be great for both digital version/hybrid/traditional albums .
Personal Use only !

Free 2015 Calendar Cards Project Life

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Happy Holidays from Kimla Designs

May your days be Merry & Bright !
Happy Holidays Everyone ! 
from our home to yours
xxx


Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Free Christmas Journaling Cards kimla designs

My Christmas Journaling 2015 Cards - I have made them few months ago in hopes I would be ready with my album early. I printed everything yesterday (don't laugh) and have a two pages done already. They look pretty nice.

 I love freebies, so one more share from me here this year, my little thank you for visitng this blog . 
I attached both digital and PDF version in the download. Enjoy ! I'm off to making more festive memories x





Download PDF Here & Here

Don't forget to check our Free 2015 Calendar Cards 

Thursday, 4 December 2014

How to use Bokeh Textures ? Free Tutorial

I'm getting many questions about how to use Bokeh Textures, so here it is, very quick tutorial. Hope you will find it useful.
I pick one, very clean edited baby picture. I change the background very quickly and  gave this image more festive look. No special trick!

This recipe has been created with PS CC, however the rules will be the same when using any other editing program that allows to use the layers (PS CS, PSE, Gimp etc.)
There are few tips at the end, be sure to check them out too.
 
* Tips
  1.  always use soft brush tool and zoom your image 
  2.  textures won't look natural over the faces, be delicate
  3.  try different colors of the texture, match them with your image first
  4.  you can achieve additional effects by placing snow overlays or light overlays, just remember less is more, it shouldn't look totally fake

 Check your Bokeh Texture Collection & Snow Effect Photo Overlays and grab them now on Sale 


Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Black Friday Sale is now on ! 30% off Storewide !

Black Friday Sale is now on ! 

Our biggest Sale of the year ! 

30% off Storewide  - Templates, Textures and Overlays, Bundle Packs and New Winter Wonderland Collection!

*26th Nov-1st Dec 2014 only  

 


 

Monday, 24 November 2014

Winter Wonderland Collection of Snow Overlays and Fine Art Textures Freebie Fine Art Textures

Make your Winter a Wonderland this year ! It has never been so easy! Create your Winter Wonderland in just few steps! 

* Will work with any editing program that allows to use layers (PS,PSE, PSP, GIMP). 

Winter Wonderland Collection of Snow Overlays and Textures + Bonus Winter PS Actions

details:

- 21 Fantasy Snow Overlays
from tiny first snow, snow dust to heavy and flaky overlays, everything you need to make your Winter Wonderland Magic this year !
* Snow Overlays are very easy to use : quick info how to use them has been included in your download!

- 14 Fine Art Winter Glaze Textures, extra special touch to your pictures.
* quick info how to use them has been included in your download!

-  21 Fine Art Subtle Textures
1 recipe included






***Free Fine Art Textures, low resolution only Download here


Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Monday, 3 November 2014

CLOSED: Winner Announcement Giveaway Winter Wonderland Collection

Hello,

Giveaway ! Giveaway ! 

We are giving away New Winter Wonderland Collection full of Snow Overlays and Textures !
Simply comment and like this post (we love shares too) ! Feel free to leave a link to your website/ fb page or blog if you have one !


Winners will be announce on Friday, 7th of November ! good luck!

* I tried to post this giveaway on fb but for some reasons it wasn't visible on our timeline, so here it is, more ''safe'' place, I guess. 

Thank you! The giveaway is closed now!

****Winner ***

We have a winner of our giveaway : Anja Bos.
Anja please contact me via website to claim your prize, thank you1





Photography courtesy of Sandra Bianco Photography & Annabella Photography


Friday, 31 October 2014

Photographers We Love, Falling Leaves Overlays

We adore these images by Ashley Campbell Photography featuring  Falling Leaves Photo Overlays! Thank you Ashley for this gorgeous share !!! Photogs you should check Ashleys work on fb now and leave her some love ! You won't be disappointed!

 Do you have beautiful Fall session you would like to see featured ? We are always looking to showcase your work here ! Please get in touch!







You would love check our previous post here & here

Wonder how to use our Photo Overlays ? Please check this quick tutorial HERE. 


 

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Winter Wonderland Free PS Tutorial adding a textures and Snow overlays.

We don't have snowy Winters here in England, well we had few weeks of white magic last year, but still it wasn't this kind of Winter which I remember from my childhood days back in Poland. But I LOVE Snow, and this year I'm going to share this magic with you all!

Winter Wonderland Collection is full of gorgeous fantasy snow overlays and high quality Fine Art Textures. I'm pretty sure you will love to play with it. You can find long specification here. Please check additional previews as well.

There is always many question about my editing, both here and my photography page, and here it is.

If you enjoy my work, please feel free to share.



Step 1.

Here is my RAW image. As always, first of all quick ''clean edit'', little more contrast and a little bit more light with the levels. Simply. There is no need to do anything else at this point. We would like to get this cold, clean look of the picture, so clean edit only, that's it !







Step 2.

I run Winter Haze PS Action ( included in Winter Wonderland collection as a free bonus). I lower the opacity of the ''Purple Haze'' layer for 63%, but really you can tweak it to your taste.

Here is how this pic looks like at this moment, there is more hazy winter light here, I quite like it, but still, this is not a Winter magic I have in my mind.


 Step 3.

Adding a Winter Glaze Textures. 

Here I picked Winter Glaze (13) & Winter Glaze (8) textures. Both on Screen mode and I lower the opacity of the first texture for 40%. As always try different looks, change the opacity for your taste. I used soft brush to erase some part of the textures over the face .



Here is how this pic looks like after Winter Glaze work - some soft textures has been added.As I mentioned before, don't  be affraid to try different glase textures, play with opacity, mix and match them.


Step 4.(optional)

Adding a Subtle Texture

I placed Subtle Texture (2) over this pic layer with the Soft Mode and 59% opacity. Love this texture so much ! She has canvas/old painting look, so this is a little extra something for my winter picture!


Do you see this little soft scratches around ? Love it.

All these Fine Art Textures can be use not only with the winter pictures. The true is you can play with them many times. I'm sure there will look great with any floral art work or any kind of portraits. I will try to blog with few more examples later on.


Step 5.

Snow, snow I need snow !

It will be super quick with our Snow Overlays! I picked Snow Overlay (8), place it over image layer with Mode ''Screen'' and that's it.

There are over 20 Snow Overlays included in this collection, so you can pick your fav one, from little first snow to snow dust and heavy, flaky overlays. Have fun !


Here is my final pic. You can now resize and sharpen for the web and you are ready with your Winter Wonderland !




Love Fall with Kimla Designs ~ Instagram Fall Photo Contest

Fall Photo Contest!

We would like to see your amazing Fall pictures! Simply follow @kimladesigns and tag your pictures #lovefallwithkimla.
Contest will ends in 4 days. Few winners will get $50 GC to our Shop !


Friday, 17 October 2014

Falling Leaves...

Fall has always been my favorite season...

Photography Courtesy of MK Foto

Photography Courtesy of Mary Moua Photography

Photography Courtesy of Photo Pro Studio

If you like to share with me your beautiful Fall images, feel free to email me {info.kimladesigns@gmail.com}.

more gorgeous Falling Leaves here, together with a little Fall Freebie!





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