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Photoshop Elements Textures and Overlays Giveaway – Patti Brown’s Kaleidoscope

by Erin Peloquin on March 12, 2010 · 230 comments

In Photoshop Elements, using textures and overlays is all the rage these days. But to call Patti Brown’s Kaleidoscope collection merely “textures and overlays” is a huge oversimplification.

You will want these products after reading this post.  But enter the contest before you buy! Patti Brown will give 10 complete sets of her collection to Texas Chicks readers.  Details are at the end of the post.  And, next week when the winners are announced, Patti will provide a 30% discount code for those of you who didn’t win.

Patti Brown calls Kaleidoscope a collection of color and light.  That is a perfect description.  You can use her textures and overlays to:

  • add a basic texture to your images
  • hide a distracting background
  • add depth to a flat or boring background
  • add a color wash or enhance colors
  • vignette
  • add Bokeh effects
  • add rays of sun
  • add sun flare
  • anything else your creative mind can think of – the options are infinite

Check out Patti’s work here – my photography doesn’t do these products justice.

And, even if you don’t have any of her products (yet), you should look at her video tutorials.  She had several great suggestions for applying textures and overlays that I’ve never thought of.

The Contest

Post one comment with the name of the Patti Brown product that you’d like the most.  (Click on the products button to explore Patti’s sets.)

Get LOTS of Entries in the Contest

Each time you Twitter, Facebook, Digg, Stubble Upon or use any other sort of social media to spread the word about this contest, create TWO additional comments.  YES, TWO!

Entries will be accepted through midnight CST on March 17.  The winners and coupon code will be announced on March 18.

Angela Tomczak March 12, 2010 at 2:51 pm

Thanks!

I just wanted to drop you a note because a few people on CM have been asking about PSE lately and you have so much information to share! I thought you might want to chime in.

admin March 12, 2010 at 2:58 pm

Thanks Angela! I wish I could hang out on CM all day! But now I have a good excuse to go there, thanks to you!

Erin

Tracey Byrne March 12, 2010 at 3:24 pm

Wow. You are SO right-I do want all of these,
and the give-away and the 30% discount is sweet.
I would love to have the Gallery Collection.
Thank you!

Kim March 12, 2010 at 3:28 pm

Oh my gosh! I love her gallery collection textures. Something else to add to the wish list!

Shauna March 12, 2010 at 3:30 pm

Kaleidoscope
(Love your blog!)

Shauna March 12, 2010 at 3:31 pm

I just posted to my facebook page, as well.
Kaleidoscope
.-= Shauna´s last blog ..Almost mid-term =-.

Shauna March 12, 2010 at 3:31 pm

(2nd) I just posted to my facebook page, as well.
Kaleidoscope
.-= Shauna´s last blog ..Almost mid-term =-.

Shauna March 12, 2010 at 3:34 pm

Just tweeted it. :)
Kaleidoscope
.-= Shauna´s last blog ..Almost mid-term =-.

Shauna March 12, 2010 at 3:35 pm

Tweeted!
Kaleidoscope
.-= Shauna´s last blog ..Almost mid-term =-.

Christine March 12, 2010 at 3:56 pm

I would Love the textures collection!

Angela Tomczak March 12, 2010 at 3:57 pm

Forgot to say, that the Gallery Collection is way cool! Thanks for the contest!
.-= Angela Tomczak´s last blog ..Blanky =-.

Tiki March 12, 2010 at 4:00 pm

March 17th is my birthday, maybe I’ll get lucky :) I love the Gallery Collection.

Kristi @ Life at the Chateau Whitman March 12, 2010 at 4:06 pm

What a great giveaway! I already have the Gallery Collection and love it. There are so many other great products on Patti’s site, but if I had to choose, I think I would take the Light Flare Collection.
.-= Kristi @ Life at the Chateau Whitman´s last blog ..March goals =-.

Theresa March 12, 2010 at 4:07 pm

LOVE the gallery collection!

Jo March 12, 2010 at 4:09 pm

The Light Set would rock my world

Jenny Bean March 12, 2010 at 4:12 pm

I would love the Gallery Collection- and have been ‘oogling’ Kaleidoscope products for several weeks now!

Jenny Bean March 12, 2010 at 4:12 pm

Also Shared this on Facebook with my photog friends!

Jo March 12, 2010 at 4:13 pm
Jo March 12, 2010 at 4:14 pm

Facebooked it!!
.-= Jo´s last blog ..I Have Hired A Personal Trainer =-.

Jo March 12, 2010 at 4:15 pm

tweet
.-= Jo´s last blog ..I Have Hired A Personal Trainer =-.

Jo March 12, 2010 at 4:15 pm

facebook

EBPitcher March 12, 2010 at 4:22 pm

I think the Light Set is pretty cool!

Irene March 12, 2010 at 4:24 pm

Big fan of Patti’s Dream Sequence. Lovin it.

EBPitcher March 12, 2010 at 4:25 pm

I tweeted about this giveaway!

EBPitcher March 12, 2010 at 4:25 pm

Tweet!

Sheila March 12, 2010 at 4:30 pm

OMG…The Gallery Collection is absolutely amazing……Actually all of them are but WOW! I would LOVE to win this!!!

Rachel March 12, 2010 at 4:39 pm

I am all over the gallery collection!!! So amazing!!

:)Rachel

sue March 12, 2010 at 4:46 pm

Just a grammy learning more and more about photography and post-processing. I would love to have any of the sets to try out.

kelli March 12, 2010 at 4:53 pm

I LOVE the entire Kaleidoscope collection.

Christi March 12, 2010 at 4:54 pm

I love the gallery collection! Thanks!

MichelleG March 12, 2010 at 5:00 pm

The Light Set is just gorgeous!
.-= MichelleG´s last blog ..Still waiting…and regrets… =-.

virginia March 12, 2010 at 5:12 pm

I love the gallery collection!

Lori March 12, 2010 at 5:15 pm

The Lite Flare Collection is so magical! But then again, each collection is so unique and fun…so many possibilities!

Kari S March 12, 2010 at 5:16 pm

I really would love to play with Patty’s Gallery Collection. It just calls to me. May have to be my next splurge. :)

Tavia March 12, 2010 at 5:22 pm

I have had my eye on the light set, but I see the new lite flare set & that has me intrigued. Both, all…love them!

Tavia March 12, 2010 at 5:23 pm

I posted the giveaway for my status on facebook! Thanks for the opportunity!

Tavia March 12, 2010 at 5:24 pm

I posted the giveaway for my status on facebook! Thanks for the opportunity! This is my second comment for posting on facebook…

Tammie March 12, 2010 at 5:34 pm

Love them all but would probably choose the Gallery Collection if I could only have one.

Stacey S. March 12, 2010 at 5:43 pm

I have been looking at the Kalidascope products trying to decide which to buy. I want them all, but if I had to choose just one it would be the gallerie collection. Hopefully I will win, but the discount would be great too!

Cathy March 12, 2010 at 6:07 pm

loving the gallery collection! thanks for the op to win!!

vrob March 12, 2010 at 6:19 pm

I hope I’m entered now. These would be awesome!
.-= vrob´s last blog ..Truimph TR4 Car Photography =-.

Jenn Reno March 12, 2010 at 7:10 pm

I love her whole collection! Can’t pick just one favorite.

Jenn Reno March 12, 2010 at 7:12 pm

Just posted on my FB page as well!!

Heather March 12, 2010 at 7:54 pm

I love the abstract Edge!. Beautiful work!

Julie March 12, 2010 at 8:00 pm

I would like them all!!! If I had to pick one tonight, the Light Set–it would be perfect for the group of photos I am editing! Thanks for the chance!
.-= Julie´s last blog ..{six} =-.

Kim Rahn March 12, 2010 at 9:15 pm

Love the Gallery Collection!!! Awesome giveaway! Thx for hosting!

michelle March 12, 2010 at 10:43 pm

I like all of them but would choose the Gallery Collection.

Marilyn March 12, 2010 at 11:01 pm

I love all of them, but I think the Gallery Collection would be my favorite.

Carey March 12, 2010 at 11:27 pm

I love love love Patti!!! LOVE her stuff! I have the Kaleidescope Layers of Light and Bokeh stuff. I love both equally! But I’ve been droooooooling over her textures and so hoping to get more of her stuff soon! yay for a contest! and yay for finding a new photography blog!

Sylvia March 12, 2010 at 11:56 pm

Love the light flare set!

Krista Campbell March 12, 2010 at 11:57 pm

I LOVE all of your creations Patti. REALLY want The Light Set- watched all your video tutorials several times so I’m ready :)
.-= Krista Campbell´s last blog ..Day 66. Project 365- SAN MARCOS RESORT =-.

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