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.

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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.

08/04/2014

When Life Gives You Pineapples…

When life gives you pineapples...via Love From Ginger // lovefromginger.com

Hello lovely people. You know the old saying “When life gives you lemons…”? Well, for me this year it’s seemed the bad luck has been more like a big ‘ol juicy pineapple or two…

I just wanted to drop in and let you know I am still here. For those of you who have been patiently awaiting the return of this ‘lil blog, the good news is, I’ve finally received the all clear to use my broken wrist. Hooray!

And in case you’ve been wondering where I’ve been at, you can see all the ups and downs of my snowboarding accident here. Let’s just say, it wasn’t quite what I expected to happen right before Alt Summit.

I’m hoping to be creating and making all sorts of lovely projects for you very soon.

Until then, here’s a little gift just for you. You can download this free print [for all those times when life is giving you more than lemons] right here.

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25/03/2014

DIY Faux Enamel Bracelets

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I’m so excited to be posting this cute DIY today as part of The Quarterly Collab team, and because I’m finally back from my unexpected 2 month hiatus from the blog, thanks to my broken wrist (more on that disaster later & I’ll also finally have a wrap up of Alt Summit later this week!).

These bracelets take only a few minutes to make and are a great way to restyle any costume jewellery you may have lying around your drawers.

Fun DIY Faux Enamel Bracelets via Love From Ginger

Supplies:

  • Nail Polish
  • Washi tape
  • Costume jewellery bracelets

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Step 1: Decide on your nail polish colours and how much of your bracelet you want to paint.

Mask off some sections with your washi tape. I found it easy enough to paint straight lines without the washi tape too.

Paint your colours on, making sure you leave enough time for each colour to dry.

Make these fun DIY Faux Enamel Bracelets via Love From Ginger

Step 2: Keep painting around your bracelet until you’re happy with the colour combinations.

I painted two coats of each colour to give the bracelets a really glossy look.

Make these fun DIY Faux Enamel Bracelets via Love From Ginger

If you wanted to make sure the nail polish doesn’t flake, you could paint a clear coat over your colours too.

Make these fun DIY Faux Enamel Bracelets via Love From Ginger

My favourite colours were the teal and bronze.

These look so cute for spring don’t you think?

Make sure you check out all the other girls and their gorgeous spring jewellery over at The Quarterly Collab!

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