Tuesday, April 24, 2012

A Painterly Texture For You

Hi there!  Hope you are having a good week.  It's been unseasonably cold here in the Northeast - and we have even had some snow!  Mind you it melts soon after it falls, but it is still strange to see snow at this time of year.

I've prepared a new texture for you.  It can give a real painterly feel to a photograph.  I'm also posting a couple of examples of images on which I have applied this texture with the editing steps used to produce the effect.  Remember you will probably have to make slightly different editing choices based on the photograph you use.


*  apply texture to photo in editing program
*  blend in Linear Light at 90% Opacity
*  apply Layer Mask
* using soft brush at 45% opacity (working on Layer Mask) remove some texture from water

*   apply texture to photo in editing program
*  blend two together using Hard Light at 100% Opacity
*  apply Layer Mask
*  using soft brush at 25% opacity remove some texture from flowers
Layer>Merge Visible
Filter>Artistic>Watercolor - reduce opacity to 85%
Levels Adjustment to increase white values
Layer>Merge Visible
Filter>Artistic>Poster Edges - reduce opacity to 40%
*  Apply signature or watermark - reducing opacity so it does not dominate

To download your free, high resolution copy of pdpa Painterly texture, click HERE.

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  1. Bonnie,
    I am NOT sure how I found you initially, though as I am reading today I am noticing much that I simply did NOT see BEfore... I haven't the first clue how to link back or track back or add buttons, but I DO know how to follow and enJOY the generosity of people who, like YOU, share so wonderfully. I thank you Very Much.

  2. Thanks for the new texture.
    Your examples of use are great.

  3. Oh, Bonnie...
    Oh, my...
    I just used this texture....oh, my...this is terrific!
    Can't wait to show you.

  4. This is a lovely texture and I can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Thanks for the texture...fabulous!! I will definitely enjoy playing with this one.

  6. Wonderful new texture. I like your examples, especially the floral one. So pretty.

  7. Thank you for another lovely texture to add to my collection.

  8. Really love this painterly texture Bonnie and have tried it out on several of my Hawaii photos with good results. Thank you so much


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