Uploaded: November 03, 2008


Amber J. Skene November 03, 2008

Adorable! Love the texture and the writing on the tree! #1028600

Betsy Labuschagne November 03, 2008

Thank you Amber! I was so nervous to load it, it's the first time I've tried textures :) I'm glad you like it! #6702779

Ann Coates level-classic November 03, 2008

Beautiful work Betsy. Your boys are adorable. #6702793

Betsy Labuschagne November 03, 2008

Thank you Ann! Hope you got my e-mail today. #6702799

Kim Dietrich Elam November 03, 2008

great image - love your writing on the tree! #6704472

Betsy Labuschagne November 04, 2008

Thank you Kim, I appreciate your comment!! #6704986

Daniella Puente November 04, 2008

Beautiful tones, textures and light on this precious portrait! #6707593

Betsy Labuschagne November 05, 2008

Thank you Daniella! You have some BEAUTIFUL textured images in your gallery! #6709820

Amber J. Skene November 07, 2008

Betsy, do you mind telling me where you found this texture? Or did you make it? I really like how it is subtle, but yet really adds to your capture.

Thanks! #6722908

Betsy Labuschagne November 07, 2008

Amber, I've just started looking at textures and was downloading a lot off the internet. I used 6 different textures on this image. If you want I can look for links to where I downloaded them, or e-mail them to you, along with a description of how I used them? #6722989

November 12, 2008

Love this, Betsy. A winner in my book! #6746904

Betsy Labuschagne November 13, 2008

Thank you so much Deborah! #6748629

ROBIN SMITH November 19, 2008

I love this! I too would like to know how to add the textures! #6776266

Betsy Labuschagne November 20, 2008

Thank you Robin! You can purchase or download some textures for free off the internet. Then in Photoshop open the texture and drag it over your picture. You may have to free transform to get it to match your pic. Then change the layer mode to whatever you think looks best. The idea is to blend the texture to your pic. I like the effect Overlay, Hard light and Soft light gives (PS 7). Opacity can also be changed. Then add a layer mask and paint back areas where you don't want the texture to show. Hope this helps! #6782601

cheryl m. phillips November 23, 2008

Beautiful job Betsy!
~cheryl #6792769

Betsy Labuschagne November 24, 2008

Thank you Cheryl! #6797782

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic December 01, 2008

PERFECT! This is just an amazing portrait Betsy! I'm going to have to try to copy your idea -- it's just too sweet! And thanks for the info on your effects and methods - that was very helpful! #6833552

Betsy Labuschagne December 01, 2008

Thank you so much Judy! #6833697

Vladan D. Djordjevic December 01, 2008

Fantastic, fantastic portrait!! #6836525

Betsy Labuschagne December 01, 2008

Thank you! I appreciate your wonderful comment Vladan! #6837389

Max Aureli December 18, 2008

Beautiful and adorable portrait of this two gorgeous brothers, Betsy!! The work is fantastic!! #6907602

Betsy Labuschagne December 18, 2008

Thank you Max. I remember when I finished the writing on the tree my eldest came and stood by me and asked what it said, so I told him it says "Matt and Ronan Brothers Forever" and he insisted that I put the "Best" in :) I really appreciate your kind comment! #6907781

Stephen Zacker December 18, 2008

Wonderful portrait and setting #6908362

Betsy Labuschagne December 18, 2008

Thank you Stephen! #6908389

Max Aureli February 22, 2010

LOL :-)) #8407238

Max Aureli February 22, 2010

LOL :-)) #8407239

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