18/04/2014

Free Stock Photos: Coloured Pens

Free Stock Photo // Coloured Pens via LoveFromGinger.com // New free image uploaded each Friday

I thought these pretty pens would be a great addition to the stationery themed photos already in the Free Stock Photo Library (check out these pencils and these too!).

Download your pens photo, and as usual, you can alter it however you like under this Creative Commons License.

P.S. If you’re new to my Free Stock Photo Friday posts, check the whole collection out here.

15/04/2014

Design Resources: Pretty Photoshop Curves

Pretty Photoshop Curves by Vicoton on Etsy // via LoveFromGinger.com

A little while back I discovered the beautiful Etsy shop Vicoton, created by the lovely Victoria. I wrote about my favourite Photoshop actions here on the blog and Victoria surprised me with a little sample of one of her pretty Photoshop curves as a thank you.

I’ve never used a curves preset before so I was keen to see how it sped up the post-processing on some of my flowers photos.

Pretty Photoshop Curves by Vicoton on Etsy // via LoveFromGinger.com

And it was amazing! The only adjustments I made to the image above was to sharpen and then add this pretty ‘Moon River’ curves preset..

You can see the difference this one simple little adjustment made.

As it turns out, adding a preset curve is easy as pie. Forget Lightroom folks, just pop your image into photoshop add one of Victoria’s curves and you’re done.

Pretty Photoshop Curves by Vicoton on Etsy // via LoveFromGinger.com Pretty Photoshop Curves by Vicoton on Etsy // via LoveFromGinger.com Pretty Photoshop Curves by Vicoton on Etsy // via LoveFromGinger.com

Thanks Victoria for showing me something awesome and new! Anything that speeds up the post-processing for blog posts gets a huge thumbs up from me.

You can check out all of pretty curves in the Vicoton shop here.

14/04/2014

Wise Words Wallpaper: 01

"You Are Exactly Where You Need To Be" Free Wallpaper Download  // Words to Live By via Love From Ginger

For those moments where you find yourself stopping, looking around and wondering how everything happened that you can see, remember that all the tiny parts of your life work in seamless wonder to put you right on the path you need to be.

Download these wise words for your phone’s wallpaper here.