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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Win the Entire Kaleidoscope Texture Collection!

You may not have known it when you woke up this morning, but this is your Lucky Day!


The fabulous Patti Brown has given wayoutnumbered
5 Complete Sets of the Kaleidoscope Collection to give away to 5 lucky photo fanatics!


I'm a Texture Junkie and I use Kaleidoscope creations on almost every photo I edit...typically I use 2 or 3 at a time and just layer them up and see what happens:)  Textures are wonderful for so many reasons...


  1. No actions to install or run. Just download and open like a regular photo.
  2. Compatible with all versions of photoshop AND elements! 
  3. Simply lay over your photo and completely adjust to your desired look.
If you're new to using textures, there's no better collection you could win!  If you love using textures, there's no better collection you could win!


I just can't even describe how awesome this giveaway is...you'll be getting the ENTIRE Kaleidoscope collection...


The Dream Collection
    ~ 24 Fine Art Textures
I used the Dream Collection to create this portrait of a rowdy young man in a not-so-rowdy moment.
(of course I've posted Before & Afters because I'm also a B&A freak)





Don't you love the grungy effect on the edges and the background...









The Lite Flare Collection
 ~ 20 overlays to fabulously flare out your photos.
I used Lite Flare to add a little sunshine to this beauty.





It looks like the sun is shining down just for her!







The Light Set Collection
~ Over 30 translucent overlays inspired by light.
I used the Light Set to seriously add some background enhancement to this dreamy little girl.





See that great background twinkle on the left?  That's Alien Sprinkle...cool name and cool effect!







The Gallery Collection - The newest collection just released on Monday!
~ over 80 textures and 9 artistic edges.
I've got a mini-tutorial for you on these textures:


Here is my original photo.  I love the content expression but I wanted to bump up the intensity a bit...







I cropped the photo, softened her skin with coffeeshop powder-room 2 then added 3 Gallery textures and 1 Artistic Edge...


  1. Smoke @ 84% opacity
  2. Watercolor @ 100% opacity
  3. Dust clouds @ 100% opacity
  4. Abstract Edge 1 @ 71%
After I placed each texture over the photo I added a layer mask to that layer.  Then I lightly erased the texture away from her face until I got the desired color.


Here's a screenshot of what my Layer Palette looked like with all 3 textures, 1 artistic edge and their layer masks...






Here's the finished portrait...I love how the textures really brought out the warm colors!






I could post for days about the wonderment of the Kaleidoscope Collection...but instead I'm going to give you your chance to win over 160 incredible textures and overlays!
Here's all you have to do to receive an entry:


  1. Check out the Kaleidoscope site then leave a comment here saying which Collection you're most excited to work with.
  2. For an extra entry post a link on your facebook page to this giveaway post and leave a comment here with your facebook ID.
The contest starts NOW and will close at 9pm Eastern time on Friday, November 20th.

I'll post the 5 WINNERS on Monday, November 23rd.  


Good Luck!


 

107 comments:

jessold said...

Christie,

Your talent is obvious but what you do with combining the textures and your photos is unspeakably amazing. I would be most excited in experimenting with The Gallery Collections and the new lighting textures. What I love about the textures I saw was the nuetral overlays which would not overwhelm the photos but add that pop. I have used actions and still have not achieved what these textures have done to your photos. Beautiful and amazing!

michels1 said...

These are so awesome! I would love to try the Light Set and the new Gallery Collections. I just love what you did to make those photos really stand out. Thanks so much for the chance to win!!!

Ann said...

GIFTED!! So glad I know you!! This is truly what you were meant to do. You capture so much in your pictures that it is speechless. I love everything you have posted so far and sky's the limit for you. I know you make a lot of wonderful memories for lots and lots of family and friends. Never ever lose that inspiration and drive you have...YOU ARE BLESSED WITH WORLDS OF TALENT!!

Anonymous said...

These are great. I love all the pictures you do! I would like to try the Light Set and the New Gallery Collections. I love the picture of Emma you have up. Its one of my favorites. Thanks so much for all you did!
Kristie Jones Key

Michelle Sparks Photography said...

Wow - how amazing they all are! I tend to like the light set the best - but love them all.

Saharra said...

They are ALL amazing!! If I had to narrow it down, I would have to say the Light Collection...but then again, I am infatuated with the Gallery Collection. You always showcase some amazing photographs!

Kerri said...

Wow! I think the light set looks like a lot of fun to play with! What a great line of products!!

sarah said...

THESE ROCK. I would love to get my hands on the light set. I am just getting into textures and love them.

Erin said...

Oh, I hope this is my lucky day! I love the photo of the girl in the winter coat with the sparkly eyes. Wow.

jillt said...

i would love to work with the dream collection!

Sonriendo said...

Loving all these collections and would be hard pressed to pick a favourite. Keeping my fingers firmly crossed x

Ally said...

I just would love to work with the sun flare. Who'd ever know that they were done from the shot. Great Giveaway. I am so glad I found your blog.

Jo said...

Must I chose just ONE! I want to work with them all but the Dream Collection is, well, dreamy!!

Jo said...

Just posted on Facebook. I am listed as Jo Brazzell.

Marcee said...

WOW!! You know I love your work:) These are incredible B&A's. I adore textures. I don't know how you could pick just one-they are all so beautiful! The kind of beautiful that makes your heart jump and your eyes tear up. I would choose the Dream Collection for my first pick.
Thanks for the chance to win:)

Marcee said...

I posted on FB. I am listed as Marcee Rodgers.

Brooke Chambers said...

Whoa! Those are pretty much awesome! I ADORE the new Gallery Collection! I love the look of your before and afters!

Amy said...

Rita directed me to this amazing giveaway ! MY goodness!! Ok ok.. so I am so loving The Dream Collection! O my oh my!!

{Ginny and Paul} said...

These are just gorgeous! I love the Gallery Collection. Your work is just stunning.

Schrockinator said...

Great Work!! I love your Before&After photos! I just sit and try to figure out everything you did with them!
Can't wait to get this set of Textures! I'm already planing how I'll use the "Lite Flare" collection; especially the "Flare & Bokeh" Texture!!
Thanks so much for the chance here!

April said...

Wow - These pictures are amazing. I would love to try out the Gallery textures.

Christa Holland said...

Wow. Hard Choice. I think I've decided on The Gallery Collection, they're so awesome!

Thanks for the giveaway.

Kelly H. said...

i'd love to play with the Light Collection--beautiful!!

posted by lori said...

This is so cool... I can't get enough of textures... my faves are the Dream collection & the Lite Flare, they're absolutely FANTABULOUS!

Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!

Athena said...

They are all gorgeous. I love the Light Set. I love them all.

Thanks for the opportunity.

Rosemarythyme said...

I've worked with textures a little and these are gorgeous. I love the Gallery Collection.

Angela Tomczak said...

ooooohhhhhhh! The Lite Flare. What a difference it can make!

Curt and Sarah said...

I think the Dream Collection is my favorite. But, seriously, they are all gorgeous! Impressive!

jervell said...

I would love to try out the light set- looks so cool!

Ginny said...

Gorgeous! I love the beach lights

posted by lori said...

posted on facebook...

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/home.php?filter=app_2915120374

Rachael said...

i was literally just looking at these last night, they are stunning! i would be happy with any of them, but i am most smitten with the gallery collection. so beautiful...

Rachael said...

i also posted on facebook...rachael schirano

Steph said...

Wow!!!!!!!!!! I have recently really gotten into using textures. All of your collections are amazing. I love them all hard to pick a favorite but I would love to work with the gallery collection. Thanks for this wonderful opportunity it is very gracious of you.

Lori said...

I drool over the light set. Wow what a great giveaway. I posed on my facebook also (lori kasbeer)

Jensen Family said...

These are amazing!!!! i would love to work with the light set. I would have never guessed textures could do this. Awesome.

Allison said...

I've been looking to update my PS with some new textures and I think I've found it! I love the gallery set, it's amazing! Pick me!! ;)

Thanks!
LiaLezon Photography
http://lialezon.blogspot.com

Ashley Kuhn said...

All of the Collections are great but I absolutely love the Gallery Collection! I hope I win, I spend hours editing the photos I take of my boys with the programs I have, but I am bored with those and I know I could do so much more with these! Thanks for posting this Christy!

Ashley Kuhn said...

All of the Collections are great but I absolutely love the Gallery Collection! I hope I win, I spend hours editing the photos I take of my boys with the programs I have, but I am bored with those and I know I could do so much more with these! Thanks for posting this Christy!

Amie said...

Holy cow! These are freaking crazy! I can't believe how great you made these pics look! I would love any of them but my favorite is the Dream Collection for sure. Great contest! :)

Pam J said...

Great Giveaway! I think it would be so much fun to work with all of them but I am most excited about the light flare! Oh the possibilities! Hope I win!!

Laura said...

I'd love to work with the dream collection.

KarenB said...

The Gallery Collection is awesome! Thanks for sharing how you layerd the textures, too.

crsmith said...

love your before & afters - fabulous they way you layered multiple textures, I need to keep practicing! Love the Gallery & the new Lite Flares-thanks for the chance to win.

duelnjewel said...

I've never been to your blog before W O W ! ! What an artist you are. I'd be afraid to put the Gallery collection to waste as a beginner, but if you're willing to gamble, so am I!!

Annette Allan said...

These are so AWESOME!! I really don't want to pick just one, but if I really have to then I would love the Lite Flare set. I can just see my photos being taken to another level with these sets.

Annette Allan

Chantena said...

The Gallery Collection for sure!......Omg i want to use this so bad. It looks amazing (all of them do).....please pick me :-)

ArlaMo said...

Wow! These are amazing. I'm pretty new to the Photoshop world and would love to add these to my growing collection!

Kathy said...

Oh hooray! I've been eyeballing these for a while ... I love love the light set!
Thanks for the giveaway!

Heather Greenwood said...

I would really love to play with them all, especially the new flare set, STUNNING!

Heather Greenwood said...

posted on facebook
http://www.facebook.com/heather.m.greenwood

Jessica said...

These are amazing! I think I'd pick the Gallery collection but the Flares are tempting!

Lisa said...

I love The Gallery Collection and the Dream Collection. I am just learning photoshop and would love to learn w/ Patti Brown's artwork. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Emily said...

I love the gallery collection. Fantastic giveaway idea...thanks!!!

Emily said...

I just posted on FB and I'm listed as Emily Graves Collins. Thanks for this opportunity again.

Lisa said...

I definitely love the Gallery collection and the Light Set collection! Super cool!

Shannon @ S and G Photography said...

I'm excited to work with the dream collection. Looks like lots of fun Bokah's.

Laura said...

Thanks for the wonderful giveaway! I would love to work with the Light Collection.

Gail said...

What an amazing find! I've spend most of the evening drooling over the images on both websites. While I love the Gallery Collection, it's the Lite Flare that really spark my creativity.

Crystal said...

Amazing! I definitely like the Gallery Collection, but the others are nice too :)

Sharon Manning said...

Awesome! I love "The Light Set" the most but would love to work with them all!

Sharon Manning said...

I have also posted on Facebook here:

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php?ref=name&id=1839700232

Jessica said...

I LOVE The alien twinkle one. Such beautiful results. !

Heidi Kingery said...

These collections are amazing! I am most excited to work with the Dream Collection though. I love the feel of them! I will be leaving a post on Facebook sometime today (with Heidi Kingery). Thanks for offering the chance to win girl!

Greg said...

They all look great, but my choice would be the Light Set.

Julie Marie Portraits said...

Wow...super cool! I had not heard of this before. Thx for sharing!

missy streich said...

Amazing! I love your light set -- your dream collection is just beautiful also!!

ashley said...

I love them all... but think the gallery set would win my pick today. Thanks for sharing such a great site & product! i love your site and enjoy seeing your amazing talents.

ashleyjnelson {at} gmail {dot} com

Michelle*G said...

All of the collections are fabulous! I'd love to try the Gallery collection...I love what you did with your photo using it!

Melissa said...

My favorite is the Gallery Collection, but they are all awesome. Thanks for the revelation of these - even if I don't win, they will come in handy at some point in my photography life ;)

B Thompson said...

I am most excited to use the Light Set

Judy said...

What fun collections. Your pictures are great to begin with, but what you have done makes them over the top. I like the Lite Collection. It really enhances the pictures. Thanks for sharing your work.

Judy said...

These are just the greatest textures. I have not seen them before and I just love the results. I like the Lite collecation and what it does to a photo. Can't wait to try them out on my photos. thanks

Michelle Massey Barnes said...

I love them all! Thanks for telling us about them!

Dita said...

Wowza........love what you've done with the collections and I adore B&As!

I'd love to experiment with the Dream collection!

Great Giveaway...thanks for having it!

Jo said...

You are MAKING me choose one? Oh I want, I want, I want...
The Gallery.

Jennifer said...

OMG... so hard to choose! I really like them all, but I think my favorite is the Dream Collection. :)

Jo said...

Posted you on Facebook, I am Jo in Utah.

Balinda aka RebelChick said...

Drooling over here..I just fell in love with the Dream Collection. It will deffo go on my Santa Wish List. =)

Cynthia said...

Wow! So many great textures. I'd love to try out the Gallery Collection. Awesome giveaway!

diane said...

I am really excited about the newest collection, I think it is one of the best ones so far.

Balinda aka RebelChick said...

I linked ya to my FB-->great giveaway...Fave is the Dream Collection.
http://www.facebook.com/BalindaAnnette

Monica said...

ohh they are all wonderful I love the Light Set collection....

Alana Karissa Photography said...

Wow.. im so glad I came across this.. those textures are amazing and im supre excited to try out the light flare collection!

Aminie said...

The Gallery collection eeks ahead of the other collections slightly -- very slightly!

They are all fantastic.

Tina Ryan said...

The Gallery Collection is gorgeous and I'd love to win it!

Marla said...

The Gallery collection, although I wouldn't mind having them all. My poor husband will just have to give up more of his computer time so I can play!!

cherryberry said...

I love the Gallery Collection! It's completely gorgeous! Thank you so much for the chance to win it :)

Nikki said...

LOVE these textures! My fave is the Dream Collection, it's absolutely AMAZING!

Nikki said...

Posted on fb :)
http://www.facebook.com/jaqualyn.nicole.painter

BunnyFreak said...

Love the textures. My favorite is the Gallery Collection.

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?v=wall&id=100000127015389

Lisa said...

Posted on Facebook! Thanks!
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/lisa.brownlacy?ref=mf

Yvette said...

ohh, i am so excited to see this! gosh i hope i am not tooo late. i am in the uk and get my time zones a little mixed up.
i love the light set and the light flare! i love the things to do with light. what a great prize to win, it would really really make my day!!! and the before and after shots are great to see! love it.

Yvette said...

I just posted on FB. I am listed as Yvette Rowland-Hartridge.

Sherri D said...

loved all of them, but I especially like the lite flare collection!

mmb photography said...

Wow wow wow... these look like so much fun. I want them all! Your are amazingly talented! What a fun giveaway. Thank you!!

Julie P said...

I would love to work with the Dream Collection...it is like a combination of the Light Set and the Gallery Collection. Would love to experiment!
Thank you for this contest!

Julie P said...

Posted on Facebook, too!
http://www.facebook.com/photos/?ref=sb#/profile.php?ref=profile&id=1219002409

Julie Pasta - with a flower for my profile pic. My sister-in-law is Julie Pasta, too!

danmelkel said...

I have been drooling over these collections the past few weeks. I think my favorite is the light set.

Astaryth said...

OMG! I love them all!! But I will have to say I think I would most love experimenting with the Dream collection. This is so cool!

Meera said...

I would love to win this contest! I'm most excited about the Sun Flare set. So warm and lovely!

Kim said...

Wow, Wow, Wow - I just love them! I would love to try the new Gallery collection...simply fantastic! Thank you!

Christy said...

Ooh, I'd love to win this! I love what you've done with the example picture for the Gallery Collection, so I'm going to have to go for that one.

Cheryle said...

I became aware of your wonderful website and subsequently the beautiful products at Kaleidoscope giveaway just today. The items at Kaleidoscope are beautiful and I was very impressed with the SunFlare collection. I can see so many ways to utilize these collections. If I don't win it, I will seriously consider purchasing it. Thank you!

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Sarah said...

I would love to try out the light set! They all look so fun and fantastic!!!

Cheryle said...

I would love any or all of these overlay sets. I have checked them out on numerous occasions. But if forced to pick between one of the them I would have to say The Light Set Collection. Thank you!

 
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