Monday, January 30, 2012

Arsty Apparitions

I've been busy making new textures and then making some photo art using them.  Each texture in this new set of six contains a figure.  The backgrounds in the textures give a painterly effect to any photo to which they are applied.   Here are a few examples of what can be done with these textures.

Applied a new texture, "l'ennui" to my reliable old texture-tester pear photograph.  Here's what I did to achieve this effect:


Apply texture to photograph of pear
Blend in Hard Light 100%
Levels Adjustment to darken
Merge Visible
Filter>Strokes>Ink Lines>20% Opacity
Merge Visible
Duplicate Layer
Filter>Artistic>Dry Brush>27% Opacity
Merge Visible
Duplicate Layer
Filter>Artistic>Poster Edges>32% Opacity

"l'ennui" is part of a new set of textures that is available now in my Texture Sets Shoppe.  Click on the image for a larger view!
1.  Street Musician
2.  The Gift
3.  The Vapors
4.  Over The Ocean 
5.  l'ennui
6.  Excuse Me

pdpa l'ennui texture

Added "The Vapors" texture from the "Artsy Apparitions" Texture Set to this image of angel that you have seen posted here before.  I love that with "l'ennui" and "The Vapors" you can have her arm and hand reaching out to touch something in your photograph.

Again "The Vapors" texture applied to photograph of a rainbow shining down on a field.

pdpa Over The Ocean texture

Over The Ocean added to image of the Richelieu River near my home.  Followed much the same recipe (process, not necessarily blend or opacity selections) as given above for the pear.

Added Over The Ocean to public domain image of passageway in a derelict building.  A photograph of barren tree branches, another texture of text and blending in Difference Blend Mode.  A Levels Adjustment was made and applied RadLab Punch Out and Prettyizer effects finishes off a rather haunting, mysterious piece of photo art.

There is lots of fun to be had in your photo-art-making adventures using Artsy Apparitions Texture Set.  You can check it out HERE.

Hope you are having some happy photo art surprises that you can share with us at our next Photo Art Friday!

Sharing this post with the lovely Lisa Gordon's "The Creative Exchange".


  1. Stunning! I SO need to just find time and learn how to do textures.... this is killing me. Hopefully I will be able to surprise you this Friday!

  2. These are beautiful Bonnie - very original - I've never seen any textures like this before! ♥

  3. Wow...these are fabulous and so very different. I love them all!

    Bright blessings,

  4. These are very cool. was already eyeballing these textures and liked them. Very creative Bonnie!

  5. These are fabulous textures, Bonnie. I especially love the ocean one.

  6. Bonnie, I LOVE these.
    Very different from the "norm," and I like that a lot.
    Lots of possibilities here.

    Thank you so very much for sharing with us at The Creative Exchange this week.

    Have a wonderful evening!


  7. Bonnie - fabulous textures... I will go check them out. Love what you have done and thanks for the info on layering. Karen

  8. So fabulous! Love this texture

  9. This is a beautiful departure from what you usually do! So unusual and sure to be a quick favorite.

  10. Wow! These are different!

  11. Excellent post-processing.

    Regards and best wishes


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