Thought I would show you some applications of a few of the new textures recently added to my Texture Sets Shoppe. I applied three of them to the same archive photograph of a daisy.
The basic components used in this demonstration of the application of textures.
From pdpa Bedazzled Texture Set, Jupiter Dust is added to the photo. Editing details below.
From pdpa Fancy That! Texture Set, texture Inkblotter is applied to photo. Editing details below.
From pdpa Bedazzled Texture Set, texture Sweet Swirls is applied to photo. Editing details below.
I tried to keep the basic editing steps the same for the application of each texture. There were, however, variations in opacity adjustments. Here's what I did:
1. Before applying the texture to the photograph, I used the clone stamp to remove a bug and pollen dust from the white petals of the daisy.
2. I sharpened the photograph. Now, looking at it, I see it must have already been previously sharpened. Over sharpening is indicated by the slight blue edges you can see around the tips of the petals. If I were going to sell these I would go back and redo them to bring down the sharpening and eliminate those blue edges. Since these images are simply for web demonstration purposes I left them as is. And flaws, mistakes, oopsies make good teaching/learning opportunities. Right? Right! :-)
3. Apply texture using Move Tool to fit.
4. Blend in Hard Light. I chose different Opacities for each texture but all within 65-80%.
5. Apply Layer Mask in order to remove texture from flower. I use a soft brush and because I want all the texture removed from the flower I leave it at 100% opacity.
6. Check the result to see if a Levels Adjustment (in this case whether I wanted to add light) would contribute to final look. I only used a Levels Adjustment for the desaturated version.
7. Open my file that contains banners, signatures, copyright symbols, watermarks etc., choose the signature I want and apply.
8. Added a white border to two of the versions. You can easily add a simple border to an image using your Crop Tool. First, decide whether you want the border to be black or white. I chose white and then made sure that white was the BACKGROUND color in my tool bar. With your mouse pull the move tool from one outer corner to its diagonal opposite. You will now have crop lines around the entire outside edge of your image. DON'T click the green check mark to commit your 'crop' yet! With the little bounding boxes along the edge of the crop lines, pull the lines out about 1/8th to 1/4 of an inch. When you are sure the distance is equal on all four sides, hit the green check mark, and your border will appear.