A Basic Texture

Using Opacity

Before and After

I’ve added textures to my images from darkroom to  photoshop, to make my images more individual and original. Everyone wants to know to do Textures at the moment as it’s ‘The Thing To Do”

Collecting textures is something I do on a daily basis. Once you’re tuned to look for them they jump out at you.The Basic Rules are take your own textures, don’t download and use others images.

When you’re starting to use textures, choose a maximum number of textures. Learn to use these and how they react on different images. There are lots of ways to apply a texture. The easiest is using Blending Modes. You need to learn what they do and how they react to the textures.

All my images are created solely in Photoshop. I’ve chosen a simple still life to start with as you can see the way the texture reacts to the image better. Use opacity to adjust you texture to change the way it looks. 

Texture 1

Wall Panel in a Toilet Cubical

Texture Two

Texture of a rock from a wall.

Drag & Drop you texture over the image and then just play until you’re happy with the combination. Try several texture on the image to see the differences and one may stand out to to better than the others.

Once, you’re happy with it you then continue to create your image in anyway you want. It is aways about being the individual not one of the pack. All the textures are applied Blending Mode – Soft Light at 100%

You may do several images before you’re happy with it, the more you do the easier it gets. 

Happy accidents are often the way forward. I’ve achieved gold medals on ones that simply did something unexpected. 

I’ve used four textures and given you an example of each outcome. Which one would you have chosen? 

Texture Three

Texture from a derelict building

Texture Four

A worn plastered wall om shadow.

I like the way the textures worked together and  the delicate shapes created by the elements.

Everyone wants to know to do Textures at the moment as it’s ‘The Thing To Do”

I’ve added textures to my images from darkroom to photoshop, to make my images original. It takes time to be different but every time someone copies me I have to start again.Collecting textures is something I do on a daily basis. Once you’re tuned to look for them they jump out at you.Total Number of layers eight. One base image and a mix of two textures and a little bit of magic.

Blinds

Green Parrot

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