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    Amy, here you go:

    The original images that you saw on facebook:




    When I was doing this process on the above images, I don't either one took more than 5 minutes. The second probably three. The first few steps are standard PP for me and I knew exactly which texture I wanted to use. I just experimented with the blending modes and strengths a bit until I liked what I saw.

    sooc:


    cropped and defogged:


    enhanced eyes, softened skin:


    burned edges:


    texture image:


    overlay blending mode at 68%


    For the two different images, this is where the differences happened.

    masked out the girl


    did my standard warm b&w action and then backed off about 20%


    the other picture - didn't mask - just lassoed the girl, feathered the selection and did a gaussian blur at 12 px.

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    That texture image is gorgeous, I love it. Where did you find it? Thank you for posting this. Couple questions:

    Does the warm b&w action get applied to the texture layer while it's still separate, or did you merge the texture & photo first?

    When you did the gaussian blur was it on the background (inverted from the lassoed girl selection)?

    These are gorgeous.

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    my b&w action creates new layers completely, so it was right on top of the other two layers.

    As for the blur - I lassoed on the texture layer, feathered and blurred it. So I was actually blurring the texture which is over the girl. Like that you keep the color tone of the layer but not the distracting texture.

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    Ah, I see about the blur, thanks!!! So when your b&w action creates a new layer, does it duplicate the top layer and convert it, you mean?

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    It puts a gradiant map layer right over the other layers and then a curves layer on top of that.

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    That is amazing!
    And those are some freakin adorable photos!
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    DSC_0037 by ChubbieOwl, on Flickr

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    Very nice Esti!! Love the first one especially! I need to learn how to do that!

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    I used to make a lot of siggy graphics for people by request at other forums, and I always loved adding textures to photos. But I would love to see a tutorial on masking out the person from the texture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amy_&_Eva View Post
    I used to make a lot of siggy graphics for people by request at other forums, and I always loved adding textures to photos. But I would love to see a tutorial on masking out the person from the texture.

    This is a great one from Red Leaf http://www.redleafboutique.com/tutorials/

    There is also one on youtube I will see if I can find it, all my bookmarks were lost when my computer crashed.
    Red Leaf is exactly what I do though personally and they explain better than I could! HTH
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    Very cool Esti! Thanks for sharing your step by step pp. I had never thought of doing a blur over the subject with a texture! Sounds like it would work out great.

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