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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.

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