Textured Flower

Textured Flower

I’ve been experimenting with textures recently.  I’ve seen so many good images using textures and I generally like the effects.  Here’s my latest attempt using a picture of a flower growing in my backyard a couple of years back.  The textures are all courtesy of Jerry Jones at Shadowhouse Creations (check his stuff out — lots of great textures).

I used three textures as follows: “Notaclue-1” in soft light blend mode (100% opacity), “In The Beginning 8-1-2009 #29” in overlay blend mode (36% opacity), and “Retro” in overlay blend mode (30% opacity).  All three texture layers were tweaked for color (mainly some desaturation) and had light masking in the area of the actual flower itself.  Finally, a slight s-curve was added in luminosity blend mode (50%) — slight masking of the flower again.

Think it looks OK?

[Update: Jerry Jones, if you ever happen across this know that I attempted to comment on your site and give you kudos but the robot prevention code thingy always said I entered the wrong letters…which I know isn’t the case.]

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7 responses

  1. Like the result. I’ve been dabbling with textures a bit myself, seems to be the flavour of the moment but you can get some nice effects.

    March 9, 2012 at 6:44 am

  2. Nice job, looks alot better here than Flickr, it amazes me the difference it makes sometimes

    March 9, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    • I’ll have to check out why it’s different. Thanks for pointing me to Jerry’s site way back when — I’m pretty sure you pointed me to Skeletal Mess.

      March 10, 2012 at 10:36 am

  3. This is great, Michael and such an nice natural contrast in color. I was no familiar with Jerry Jones’ site, so thanks for the tip off. I really dig some of the initial stuff he has posted there.

    March 9, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    • You’re welcome — he does have great stuff at a great price 🙂 I’ve started using enough of it that I donated. I like to support sites like that if I make use of them and of course encourage others to do the same…

      March 10, 2012 at 10:34 am

  4. Greetings,

    I like the end result, nice job Micheal! I’ll have to check out that site, thank you for the link. 😀

    March 9, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    • Thanks — The site is definitely worth a look. Lots of good stuff.

      March 10, 2012 at 11:03 am

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