It’s a snow day and we have no school here in Maryland. I am home in my warm house, thankful that I have heat. The teacher I called for snow chain just after 5 this morning told me he’s had no power since yesterday. We’ve got about 7 inches of the white stuff so far and it’s beginning to blow like crazy.
I took this shot from my front door just a short while ago. My husband says it looks weird but I’m sorta liking it. I’ve gotten rid of all my other textures, all the ones that had copyrights (of which I was unaware) and have found some free ones like these, on Deviantart. The person who created these textures offers anything in her texture stock (stock only, not her texture gallery) free to those who want it. She states that a link back is not necessary and that commercial use is fine too. Here is the [link].
UPDATE: Thanks to Delwyn, who advised me of a link she found in which SheisPrettyStock rules are a link back and credit. In one place, she isn’t asking for it and in another, she is. Just wanted you all to be aware.
For this shot, I used two different textures. The first is a snow texture she had created and the second is a border that I liked. I created a layer mask and brushed away some of the center of the border texture at about 35% opacity and 35% flow.
This is one of the kitchen windows. There’s a birdfeeder hanging from the branch of the dogwood tree, at the bottom right of this picture. I used a swirly texture on this and brushed away much of the center.
I am so glad I can be here with my husband today. Hope all is well in your neck of the woods.
Until later, my friends . . .
The credit for these beautiful textures belongs to Erin, of SheisPrettyStock (link above).