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ADDING A COLOR TONE TO YOUR IMAGE




Happy 2016 folks... hope you're having a perfectly grand and productive new year!  Looking back on 2015 I'd say it was productive, positive, busy, and overall successful.  I opened a new Stock Photo Shop at Creative Market (my very favorite one stop shop for digital resources) as some of you may already know, and as a result my business has shifted it's focus a bit. More about that in a later post but in the meanwhile, if you haven't checked out my Stock Photo Shop, feel free to check it out here.

I also wanted to share a super easy tutorial on how to add color tone (using Photoshop or Photoshop Elements) to your image using one of my newest stock images, "Floral Bloom".  The image is a neutral colored floral, but it occurred to me me that the colors may not suit everyone's needs, so I wanted to show you an easy non destructive way to alter the colors.

You can find the original image displayed above. Below I'll show you how I changed the color tone on the original image:

Pink tones


Peach tones:



It's just that easy. You can also adjust the opacity to taste, and that's it you're done if you're happy with the results. There are many ways to adjust the color tones, but I just wanted to show you the quick easy peezy way I do it. Hope this is helpful, and enjoy the rest of your week!


"Floral Bloom"
300dpi | JPG | 3872 x 2592px

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MINTED | FOR ART'S SAKE

Hello friends, and happy Wednesday!  I wanted to share the news of my recent participation in my first Minted design/photo challenge, "For At's Sake". Minted is a global online marketplace for independent artists to sell top quality designs, and photographic art in the form of stationary, art, home decor, and custom design. One of the avenues in submitting new work is by participating in a Minted design challenge. Winners of the challenge can win cash prizes, and have their art work available for sale on minted. Here's a few of my recent (and first ever) submissions to the challenge:


Since the submission deadline has now passed, I could really use your help during the current voting phase of the challenge.  Here's all you need to do to cast your vote:

1)  Go to minted.com, and create an account (if you do not already have one);

2) Click on the individual links below to rate the individual images:

  1. "Solitude" - http://www.minted.com/design-rating/388704
  2. "Embrace" - http://www.minted.com/design-rating/388702
  3. "Musings" - http://www.minted.com/design-rating/383606
  4. "By the Meadow" - http://www.minted.com/design-rating/383558
  5. "Escape"http://www.minted.com/design-rating/383530
  6. "Rustica"http://www.minted.com/design-rating/379184
  7. "Glorious Eggs"http://www.minted.com/design-rating/379010
  8. "Between"http://www.minted.com/design-rating/378910
  9. "Soft Whispers"http://www.minted.com/design-rating/378770


3) then click on each image and rate each design a 5 (if you love it of course).

Thanks so much in advance for your support, and for your time. Cheers!  ;)

** voting ends July 27, 2015 at 10am (PT)



MINTED ART PRINTS

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I'm so very excited about an art print order I just placed this morning.  I just love the talent and uniqueness of the art available on minted.com.  It wasn't an easy choice, but after over a week of pondering, and drooling over these prints, I narrowed it down to 5 that just stood out from the crowd as my very favorites, and the color palette is just perfect for our home. I've included the links to the art print sources from these very talented Minted Artists if you'd like to check them out for yourself.


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MAY STOCK IMAGES

Somehow time just has a way of passing too quickly, and yes, it's been since last December since I've last posted here, so I'm way overdue. I haven't been sleeping at the wheel, just extremely busy with several projects in the fire. One of which is a website makeover. You may or may not have noticed that my website at www.aliciayoungken.com cannot be found... well I had what I thought was a great landing page, but I realized several months ago it was non-responsive therefore no it's good to me (I know should have tested it long ago).  So I'm working on a new site, and weighing some options, and solutions. Not sure when it will be ready though, but will keep you posted here.  I also revamped my logo a few weeks ago, and have produced many new stock images for my shop.  A few of the images displayed above will be listed in the shop later today. Hope you like them, and as always, I welcome your feedback. You can check them out here.

Have a great day!   :)