If you haven't downloaded the two free textures from my last post ... what are you waiting for? Maybe you were waiting for a few examples of what the "je me souviens" texture can do. Well, wait no longer!
(For those who don't read French, je me souviens means "I remember".)
I have posted images of 'before' the application of the je me souviens texture - and the same images 'after' the application of the texture. As well, details of my editing process accompany the first textured image. I hope the 'afters' will demonstrate the different effects you can achieve with one texture.
Here is a reminder of what the "je me souviens" texture looks like.
The texture adds even more visual interest and intrigue. The texture and image were blended together using the mode Soft Light at 100% Opacity. Our minds now set about trying to figure out the story behind the components in the image. (The only story that matters is the one you give to it! :) The script in the texture really adds to the final version, don't you think?
Another composite image crafted with three stock photos from the Web.
The same image with the addition of the "je me souviens" texture. Blending in Screen mode gives a more dreamy effect. A layer mask was used to remove the effects of the texture from the cat's eyes. It could be debated whether the script on the texture goes well here, but I left most of it in because it suited my eye. The texture and blend mode had accomplished the desaturated, dreamy effect I was going for.
I hope this post contained some ideas or inspiration that will prove helpful to you. Just experiment and have fun. Don't worry if you produce some edits that you don't like - happens to me all the time!
To download the free texture "je me souviens", just scroll down to my previous post, or click HERE. (Please read the Terms for a free download in that post.)