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.]
This entry was posted on March 9, 2012 by michaeltuuk. It was filed under Austin, Photography, Processing, texas and was tagged with 2012, austin, blend mode, flower, jerry jones, opacity, overlay, shadowhouse creations, soft light, texas, texture, tx.
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
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
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
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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