Mother’s Day Kitten and Flowers

Small Kitten Playing in Purple Flowers

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Happy Mothers Day

Orange Tabby Kitten playing in pink flowers

 

WE have been very busy celebrating SPRING here at Kelly Richardson Images. We have many new pet images available for license, including beautiful, adorable, breath taking rescue kittens and flowers as you can see the samples on this page.  Please go to the image bank where you will find a gallery with over 50 purr-fect pet images with flowers.  If you haven’t had an opportunity to sign up and get the password for the gallery please SIGN UP here!

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One Photo Saves 2016 Helping Rescue Animals get Adopted

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The data is in: Kelly’s Program, One Photo Saves, photographed over 300 cats and kittens in 2016 to help them get adopted. Kelly works with local, non-profit, no-kill private animal rescue organizations in Orlando Florida that do not have a shelter. These rescues rely on volunteers to foster the kittens and cats in their homes. The fosters take the foster kittens/cats to pets stores where they jhold adoption events on weekends with the hopes of getting the animals adopted. Kelly volunteers at least two saturdays a month to go on location to the adoption events to photograph the cats and kittens. Each cat/kitten has their own web page with photos and a description. Kelly’s professional photos have helped hundreds of foster animals get adopted by online shoppers looking for a pet. It has been a very successful year helping the rescue animals get adopted!

Here is a list of over 300 names of the cats and kittens that Kelly/One Photo Saves Program photographed at Petsmart and other pet rescue centers this year 2016. To give you an idea of the work involved, Kelly volunteers several hours Saturday photographing each pet at the adoption events, then many more hours in Photoshop editing, cropping, saving, labeling and uploading at least 2 complimentary images of each of the following pets to the rescues and/or directly to their webpages, at no charge whatsoever to the rescues.

Ashton, Aza, Bandit, Benzie and Shenzie, Ginny, Chewy, Truffle, Bru, Angelica, Grey, Vader, mach, Barracuda, Skye, Bandit, Cassie, Fudge, Knox, Marianne, Marlie, Misty, Pepper, Peridot, Pepper, Sophie, Toby, Trooper, Cooper, Frank, Gracie, Smokey, Juno, Gizmo, Vixen, Prancer, Winston, Jana, Jules, Kovu, Midnight, Olive, pepper, Oliver, Patch, Twitch, Keller, Paulsey, Duncan, Candy, Carson, Daisy, Hiro, marlo, Smokey, Winston, Winter, Bette, Elenor, Gizmo, Juno, Basil, Davina, Parsley, Rosemary, Sage, Thyme, Whitestripe, Audrey, Bobby, Earl, Elizabeth, Jenny, Jackie, Juda, Lance, Liz, Lucky, Miko, Nala, Sanford, Shadow, Snoopy, Thomas, Alex, Andres, Art, Bertha, Fiona, Lucy, Mickey, Mr. Ollie, Rose, Tando,Teddy, Tom, Zena, Aidan, Alvin, Frosite, Ginger, Minnie Mo, Willow, Nutmeg, Paint, Pepper, Socks, Pepper, Stach, Star, Bertha, Figaro, Jade, Pinkie, Skye, Sinatra, Simba, Sweetie, Tinker, Zach, Muffin, Tigger, Abby, Blue, Cassie, Cheddar, Chloe, Cupcake, Gipper, Lena, Leopold, McGhee, Mittens, Nora, Penelope, Zipper, Malt, Boop, Chloe, Dominoe, Gipper, Jellicat, June, Monroe, Oreo, Robin, Salem, Tabitha, Thor, Thunder, Tiffy, Tripp, Spookie, Boop, Robin, Merry, Pebbles, Pippen, George, Articus, Aidan, Trinity, Torrie, Dipstick, Rudy, Kirk, Uhura, Sunchaser, Captain, Danny, Opal, Daffy, Kaa, Cinder, Ember, Trooper, Billie, Celeste, Cotton, Gibbie, GooGoo, Gypsy, Kirk, McCoy, Millie, Scotttie, Tiffy, Teddy, Cutie, Gibbie, Gidget, Gypsy, Huxley, Lavender, Leonarda, Rose, Sunchaser, Cheddar, Danny, Faith, Noir, Noisy, Chevy, Cheddar, Cheeto, Billy, Milly, Aurora, Balloo, Dori, Heidi, Kingsley, Opal, Panther, Charlotte, Chiller, Cinder, Ember, Jeeli, Josie, Juda, Piper, Moses, Tiffy, Truffle, Dema, Detya, Celmentine, Adrian, Kit, Aspen, Red, Cassidy, Joey, Noir, Bossy, Calvin, Garfield, Oliver, Royal, Chase, Winston, eo, Miney, Fennel, Karaoke, Kabuki, Chaos, Mistletoes, Oreo, Boris, Eden, Bart, Ashton, Calum, Cady, Cookie, Cameron, Jupiter, Mars, Bo, Buffy, Peaches, Bree, Bailey, Maverick, Molly, Lars, Loralei, Grayson, Bishop, Blake, Butter, Almond, Boone, Apple, Tetra, Tonks, Milowe, Brody, Bryce, Bowie, Kelso, Koda, Krissy,Abby Hemingway, Albie, Alfie, Andi, Anna, Baxter, Becca, Berkley, Bette, Bowie, Bryce, Britta, Callie, Cammie, CeCe, Chance, Cheyenne, Cienna, Kelso, Kodak, Lanie, Minnie, Meadow, Molly,Felix, Oscar, Ziggy, Zoey, Peaches.

To learn more about Kelly’s One Photo Saves Program for rescue animals, check out Kelly’s website for more information: www.kellyrichardsonimages.com. If you have any questions about how to help the rescues in your community and photograph pets, please contact kelly. She is always happy to help give advice to fellow volunteers.

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How to Make Bokeh in Photoshop

li_2286backgroundHow to Make Bokeh in Photoshop using CS6

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Making background BOKEH in Photoshop CS6 Tutorial from Kelly Richardson www.kellyrichardsonimages.com

treepatternTREE BACKGROUND If you have a large tree available you can skip this step. Just take a photo of the center of it. If all you can find is a small little tree follow these steps to fill the page with the tree branches.

  • STEP 1: Take a photo of tree on white background. isolate the image using the refine edge tool. Save as a PSD file.
  • STEP 2: Create a new document: File>new white background, as large as you want it.
  • STEP 3: Drag the isolated tree psd file to your new document
  • STEP 4: Make duplicate layers of the tree by clicking on the tree layer and then ctrl-j. Randomly move the tree layers to fill up page. Save as PSD file.
  • STEP 5: Flatten image go to layer>flatten image.

 

blurscreenshotFIELD BLUR

  • Use the flattened tree image. Go to filter>Blur>Field Blur. **note: if image is not flattened, you will not be able to use the field blur tool.
  • Check the field blur box, blur to your liking. I blurred mine to approx 140 px.
  • Check the bokeh box, settings: light bokeh: 50%, color bokeh 50% light range between 160 and 255. Adjust to your liking.
  • Click ok when done.

img_backgroundlightssatPhoto to left is a section of the tree bokeh paper that was made. I changed the colors by using the Image>new adjustment layer>saturation, and also image>new adjustment layer> color balance. Play with the sliders until you see a color you like that will match the subject you are going to place in front of it. Now you are ready to use your background and get creative!

DOWNLOAD THIS TUTORIAL as PDF HERE

 

 

Christmas Greeting Card

The Power of an Isolated Image – Christmas Design 4926

What a capture! It can't get much cuter than that! isolated image petstockimages_img_4926
What a capture! It can’t get much cuter than that! isolated image petstockimages_img_4926

The Power of an Isolated Image – Christmas Design  PetstockImages_IMG_4926 tiny chihuahua peeking out of red gift, isolated image – a designer’s dream – how to make this card.

This adorable isolated image of a chihuahua puppy peeking out of a red gift box can certainly stand alone on a white background to get attention and a big SMILE.

Isolated images never cease to lose their popularity in the consumer market. There is a great demand in the consumer marketplace for this simple, high key look. Many consumers like a “clean”, uncluttered look. The idea of simplification appeals to many who live a busy lifestyle.

Isolated Images are LOVED by Designers, Advertisers and Publishers TOO. There are many advantages of an isolated image for their purposes. There is no competing for space for copy in the image,  additional background images and any color can be easily added to suit product needs. Any text, any objects, any color, and any pattern, all can be popped right in the background if the image has been isolated properly, with little or no work.  This makes for a very attractive purchase with an image that has so much versatility.

petstockimages_img_4926 What a CAPTURE! It can’t get much cuter than that!

This one image can be used for a variety of purposes: Birthday, Christmas,  Valentine’s Day and more. Click to buy the image.

Isolated images have endless possibilities – if you can imagine it, you can create it!

Stay Tuned for a free Photoshop Tutorial with step by step directions to make background bokeh.

Christmas Greeting Card 4926: Make this card: Photograph your Christmas Tree, then use Photoshop to run blur filter to make bokeh background.
Christmas Greeting Card with isolated image 4926: Make this card: Photograph your Christmas Tree, then use Photoshop to run blur filter to make bokeh background.

Holiday Card Collage with just one image

cardgnomegtgcardkatiesampleIt’s that time of year! Many families are getting family portraits done for their yearly Holiday Cards.  If they are like me, they love that creative collage look that you see for custom greeting cards, but also like the simplicity of using just one photo. Here is something unique and special you can create if you just have one favorite image for your Holiday Card.  A Holiday Card Collage. Gotta LOVE the WOW factor of this creative “collage” look.   Most greeting cards with a collage design require several images. Here is how to create your masterpiece Holiday Card Collage look with just ONE image.

Click to download tutorial Greeting Card Collage Tutorial pdf

Photoshop tutorial:   Create a holiday collage greeting card with only one image
We will use the NEW Photoshop’s Guide Layout to help divide the image into smaller sections. You must have Photoshop CC to use this method.
The image I chose to use for my sample below is a sweet little rescued foster kitten named Denver, a litter of 5.

 

Step 1: Create a new document go to File>New  I used greeting card specs. For my Purposes, I set width to 1575 px, height 2175 px, resolution 300, white background. If you use a different size document, make sure you compensate for it in your gutters, margins and drop shadows, by adjusting their size accordingly.

Step 2: Add a new layer and name it Shapes

Step 3: Make a 3 x 3 grid with gutter, and margin around edges:
  • go to View>new guide layout
  • set column number to 3 leave the width field empty, set gutter to 30 px
  • click rows, set number to 5, leave height empty, set gutter to 30 px
  • make sure preview box Is selected.
  • Add margins around edges of document: click in the margin checkbox, then set each of the four options top, left, bottom and right to 100 px.
  • Click ok
Step 4: Draw the shapes: select the rectangular marquee tool from the tools panel to draw in shapes. Drag selections around different squares in the 3 x 3 grid begin at one corner and drag to make rectangle. To add press and hold shift key to add next rectangle to it. Continue adding each shape so that all rectangles and center square are selected as one.
Step 5: Fill in the selection with black go to Edit>Fill set contents to black, normal and opacity to 100% click ok.
Step 6: remove the selection and the guides to remove go to Select>deselect. Go to view>clear guides
Step 7: Add a drop shadow to the Shapes Layer. Select shapes layer, click on layer styles, choose drop shadow, settings: blend mode: multiply, opacity 40, angle: 135, use global light, distance 50, spread 0 ,size 50. click ok
Step 8: Open the image you want to use in Photoshop.
Go to select>all... go to edit>copy
Step 9: Paste image into shape collage: Switch over to the shape collage document by clicking on its tab.Go to Edit>paste special>paste in place
Photoshop pastes and centers the photo in the document. You will see it as a new layer above the shpaes layer.
Step 10: create a clipping mask. Select the small menu icon in the upper right corner of the layers panel. Choose create clipping mask. This clips the layer directly in the layer below it.
Step 11:use free transform to resize and reposition image. make sure image layer is selected, Go to edit>free transform pres and hold shift as you drag a corner to lock the aspect ratio. Press enter when done.
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial.
Show your support and help your local animal rescue.

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Design Design Halloween Cards

halloween20161050x350We love our friends at Design Design for licensing these adorable images from us. Both of these images have a very special place in our hearts and we couldn’t be happier that they were chosen to be published on greeting cards by Design Design for Halloween 2016.

ddidogwwebpageWe especially LOVE the pirate dog… who is MY very own pet! He just had a birthday on October 19th, he turned 12 years old! We celebrated with a huge meat patty and candles.  The photo of him as a pirate was taken a few years ago. He is alot grayer now and has white around his cute little muzzle. He is 12 years old!
ddikittenwwebpageThe pumpkin kitten peeking out of the pumpkin is very meaningful to our family and our cause. The kitten, named Pink, was one of the very first kittens we ever fostered. We got her and her siblings when they were only 2 weeks old. We raised them with bottles and KMR milk. As they grew, we video’ed them learning to walk, and photographed their milestones.  As they reached 8 weeks old and were ready to be adopted, the rescue group we fostered for asked for photos of them for their webpage. So we went to work.  It happened to be October and we had many Halloween props laying around the house as decorations. The felt pumpkin lid on Pink’s head was actually a headband that belonged to my daughter that we took it apart!  The pumpkin was a hollow pumpkin decoration that we cut open. My children assisted me with the shoot. We teased them with our feather teasers and played hide and seek with the props. They loved the photo shoot- to them it was FUN playtime.  We sent the photos in, and the entire litter received applications to adopt online within 24 hours.  That is when we discovered that taking professional photos of the rescue kittens got them adopted very quickly. And that in turn makes room in foster homes to help save more.
Now, my family and I  donate free photography to animal rescues all over the Central Florida Area. We created a program called One Photo Saves. We photograph approximately 50 -100 cats/kittens a month, edit the images and provide them to the rescues for the animal’s web pages at no cost whatsoever to the rescues.  We work with several groups, but our most favorite group that we foster for is Cats-Can. We foster kittens for them, and help out at their adoption events almost every Saturday.  We work with their rescue staff at their adoption events and photograph cats and kittens that are there.  We hope that it will help them get adopted sooner.  The rescue group has told me their adoption rates have almost tripled in the last year.  It feels great to give back to the community, save rescue animal’s lives and place them in good homes,  and create beautiful images that can help spread the word for our cause- to save rescue animals!

 

Labrador Retriever Puppy Photo Shoot

 

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my awesome assistant, my daughter

Our newest yellow Labrador Retriever puppy photo shoot that will capture your heart. All images are ready for license. Look through this blog post gallery for the most outstanding puppy images available online. All crop sizes available

We had  three amazing yellow labrador puppy photo shoots with a local AKC Certified Labrador Retriever Dog Breeder, who shared her sweet puppies with us. We got to watch them grow as they turned 6 weeks, 8 weeks and 10 weeks.   They were playful, relaxed, sleepy and my daughter couldn’t get enough hugs and kisses as she helped me with the shoots, as you can see from the photo of her with one of the puppies. If all of the puppies were not already adopted, I am betting we would have taken one home!
We photographed a variety of puppy images with fun props that will be suitable for ads, greeting cards, and any products that need a loveable, huggable,  kissable puppy on  them! We began with some isolated images and then took a few with a baby blue background, burlap and purple.  These images are hot off the press.  Kelly Richardson Images has been editing through hundreds of images and choosing only the best to present to our licensees.
Here are our most outstanding images available to license now. please go to the Image-bank to get the downloadable PDF for Art Submission. All images ©kelly richardson 2016, all rights reserved.

Pomeranian Puppy Shoot

lr_ad700x400_ri_pompuppies2 Click here for a quick tutorial on how to use Photoshop CS6 Refine Edge tool to select animal hair perfectly.

Pomeranian Puppies: Dudley and Ella

NEW isolated images of  a beautiful fawn colored, fluffy, long hair groomed Pomeranian Puppy named Dudley and his little sister black and white Pom puppy Ella. We dressed these pups up with reindeer ears, autumn leaves, Birthday hats, Santa hats, and much more.  Here is an example of how an isolated image can be so versatile for designers on products:

Here are some of our favorite images from the photo shoot put together in a gallery. Licensees can go to the IMAGE-BANK to download a PDF Art Submission of all of the BEST images from the shoot.

July photoshoot

This July we celebrated our Country the United States of America, our Freedom and the Rescue our adorable furry foster kitten friends.  We also helped save the earth and used recycled July 4th decorations in our photo shoots.  We used this awesome red, white, and blue table runner (that was originally purchased for our kitchen table) from our favorite store Target. It is a mock-up of the US flag. We draped it over our home made L shaped foam core photo table, and began luring the kittens over for some playtime! Here is our favorite funniest image from the shoot. In this photo little Almond kitten was balancing on her back legs, and reaching up for the feather teaser. As she was doing so, we made a noise, that she paused to look at with her paws down – and at that very moment we will able to snap the shutter and get this amazing shot. She is so funny and cute! She forgot she had the bow tie on because she was so focused on playtime.

 

 

Free St Patricks Day Pets Phone screen savers … get your green on!

Irish St Patricks Day Kitten © kelly richardson

 

 

St Patricks Day Pets Images free downloadable wallpaper and screen savers for your phones and tablets here. Better get some green on – on your phone at least! Don’t get in a pinch – or get pinched for that matter! Best to be wearing your green on a day like today… the leprechauns will be watching, and hopefully it will be your Lucky Day! Here are some favorite cute St Patricks Day Pets Images for your screen savers and to share.  If your lucky you just might get a KISS! see photo below 🙂 Happy St. Patrick’s Day From all of here at Kelly Richardson Images Studios. Click to go to media file and download to your phone by saving image.

 

Adorable Irish St Patricks Day Chihuahua Dog Kiss Me

Handsome St Patricks Day Beagle Dog Wearing a green shamrock neck tie

St Patricks day pets iphone screen saver