Instagram Inspiration: February

Your monthly Instagram Inspiration post is here!

Please enjoy collection of beautiful images from our main hashtag #kimladesigns.
Are you on Instagram ? Would you like to share your pics using kimla designs overlays, textures or digital backgrounds ?
Simply use #kimladesigns  or tag us @kimladesignsphotography.

Congratulations to all featured Photographers. Thank you for sharing your work !

Don't forget to follow these amazing photographers and leave them some love ! All images are clickable.

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Free Marketing Board PS Templates

Our February Freebie Template is here!

This month we are sharing two Marketing Board Templates.

These templates are great to use as a flyer, newsletter or blog/social media announcement.

What's inside?

There are two, 5x5in layered Photoshop Templates. Easy to modify in any PS version or PSE.
Enjoy and be creative!

Personal Use / Pro Photographer  use
Fonts used with the templates are not included, only the names of the fonts are provided with the download.

Download Here

Need help with PS Templates? Check Free Tutorials here.

Violinist Free Photoshop Tutorial

This Free Tutorial has been made with Adobe CC but will work with Adobe CS3+ version as well.

SOOC image RAW, Canon 6D, Sigma 50mm Art Lens 1/400s, f/2.5

1.Our base with editing any picture is as always a Clean Edit & Quick Retouching. I'm not running any Artistic Actions here.

2. After the quick clean edit, I blended cloudy Sky Overlay from English Sky Overlays vol.4 pack.
You can find Free Sky Overlay Tutorial here.

3. I used Dodge/Burn tool to correct shadows and highlights and add some extra drama. The brown grass here looked very flat so this tool fixed it very quickly.

4. I added few Overlays from Flying Dreams II Photo Overlays pack. Each of them has been saved on a transparent background as PNG file so I simply drag and drop two overlays over a photo and mask off some part of them (over the face of the model). I used also Blur tool and Motion Blur on some parts of these overlays. To correct the shadows and I used Burn Tool once again.

5. Few Music notes brushes have been added. You can download these brushes Here
 You can learn more about PS Brushes Here

6. To give this photo more moody/matte look I played Free Matte Effect PS Action.
I reduced noise at the end ( Noise Reduction action from Annabella PS Action Pack).

Having trouble with your editing? Don't hesitate to contact me with any questions!

You might like to check more our Free PS Tutorials Here.

Snowdrops Photo Overlays


We are here to day with first Spring release. It's early Spring here in the UK and the first signs of the new season are already here - the snowdrops.

Only now with each Snowdrops Photo Overlays pack, you will get Free matching Digital Backgrounds. There are perfect for any photo manipulation work/composite photography.

Click here to check more previews and learn more about this pack

You might like to check our English Meadows Collection here

How to create Matte Effect in Photoshop Free Tutorial

This tutorial explains how to create beautiful Matte Effect in Photoshop. We are going to use Adjustment Layer tools only. Please take a look.

You can find Adjustment Layers button at the bottom of the Layers Pannel - little circle at the bottom, half black/half white little circle.

1. Click Adjustment Layer button and select Curves from the Menu. 


2. When the Curves box pops up, apply RGB curve similar to the one shown below.

* depends on the pics both Input and Output can be lower or higher 

3.Once again click Adjustment Layer button but this time please select Solid Color.

When the new box Color Picker pops up select chocolate brown colour {#5948c} and click OK. Now you should change the blend mode of this layer for Soft Light and lower opacity for about 25-27%.

4.You will notice now beautiful matte look. If your image needs more contrast once again click Adjustment Layer button and select Brightness/Contrast and set Contrast to 9.

5.If you like less warm look simply adjust Saturation for about -6. Once again pick Adjustment layer button and pick Hue/Saturation from the Menu.

This is how our image looks like now. You can download Free Matte Effect PS Action  here

Do you like this Tutorial? You might like to check more out Free PS Tutorials
here. If you have any questions about our editing tools feel free to post them in the comments below.