Touch-Up Tuesday - Roller Skates

 Tuesday, February 1, 2011

I love this shot I got of Tracy's roller skates!  This shot is pretty much SOOC but maybe with some slight brightness/contrast adjustment.


To Edit, I...
-Created a Photo Filter Adjustment layer and selected the pink in her skates as the color of the filter.  This gave it a very subtle pink tint.
-I added this texture pink grungy layer I found on the internet for free a while back (wish I could remember where but I'm pretty sure it started with googling "free textures."


-I added the texture twice, once with a soft light blending mode and once with an overlay blending mode.
-I used my paintbrush in white and black at a low opacity to lighten the texture around the skates and bring back detail. That brought me to this:

skates with texture2

I really like how it came out, and I think the grunginess of the photo works with the roller skates. I really like the picture SOOC too, but I think the texture adds a bit of "fun" to it!

Also, I posted this picture a while back but thought it would be nice for Trendy Treehouse's "Shadow" theme.


To see the rest of my session with Tracy on her roller skates, click here and to see the rest of these sunset silhouette shots, go here!

The Trendy TreehousePhotobucketTouch Up Tuesday's at the Paper Mama

Sweet Shot Day

Touch Up Tuesday's at the Paper Mama


love and life ♥ February 1, 2011 at 11:28 AM  

Wow these are gorgeous shots & edits. You are really talented. Love love love the roller skates! xx

Sue February 1, 2011 at 12:08 PM  

I LOVE the sunset silhouette shots! They are magical.

Would you mind if I posted them on my blog sometime? I'd like to write a poem to go caption them. Let me know, okay? Of course, I'd give you credit for your beautiful work.


Whispers of Grace February 1, 2011 at 12:19 PM  

The shot and edit are great. I would love to learn how to work with textures.

Jill - FNA Photography February 1, 2011 at 12:22 PM  

GORGEOUS!!! oh how I wish your blog showed up right for me. :-( your photography is GORGEOUS!!!!


Traci February 1, 2011 at 12:40 PM  

Love these shots!! And now I want pink tube socks!

kbreints February 1, 2011 at 12:50 PM  

Such a fun photo! it was a great sooc shot-- and the edit was perfect!

Julie Anne February 1, 2011 at 12:54 PM  

came over from SST

fun picture... the whole photo shoot looks like fun!! My daughter wanted to see "the face" of who was wearing the roller skates, so I was really glad for that link!! :)

Kristy February 1, 2011 at 1:08 PM  

The the roller skates and texture!!

Ashley Sisk February 1, 2011 at 1:24 PM  

I really love what you've done - the texture is perfect!

Chic Homeschool Mama February 1, 2011 at 1:41 PM  

Love those shots. Makes me want to go to the beach.

Marla February 1, 2011 at 1:41 PM  

Lovely use of texture. It's beautiful.

Marla @

Mrs. H February 1, 2011 at 1:57 PM  

Great work - definitely like what the texture adds! Also it's not often to see roller skates - fun! (Here via SweetShotTues).

Susan February 1, 2011 at 2:42 PM  

Wow, I love it too. Gosh, those all were some really sweet shots for sure.

frecklesandfences February 1, 2011 at 2:57 PM  

Wow your SOOC shot is a-mazing!!

Tiffany February 1, 2011 at 3:14 PM  

Love how the pink pops on the skates!

Tiffany February 1, 2011 at 3:30 PM  


I used Florabella textures....the first set. Thanks for stopping by June Makes Six:)

Sarah Halstead February 1, 2011 at 3:37 PM  

That edit is awesome. I love your silhouette too.

Gardening in a Sandbox February 1, 2011 at 4:14 PM  

Wow that was great. Love the pink rollerskates.

Ocean Soul February 1, 2011 at 4:26 PM  

Wow. Love the texture, checked out the photo shoot of the rollerskater...totally fun!

Danelle February 1, 2011 at 6:40 PM  

Love the roller skate photo! Brings back memories!

Bunch of Barrons February 1, 2011 at 7:28 PM  

That's really great work with the texture!

julie February 1, 2011 at 7:28 PM  

Roller vintage!! LOVE your texture...just makes it a work of art :)

Natalie February 1, 2011 at 9:10 PM  

Oh wow that's gorgeous!

Anika February 2, 2011 at 5:22 AM  

This is such a great shot! Love the post, the's awesome!

thesuburbancricket February 2, 2011 at 5:48 AM  

I really like both. Great shot. I like the edits too. Awesome!

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