Sometimes, just a little kiss of texture is all that’s needed to finish a photograph. See how I’ve used two textures to give a textured edge burn to this image.
From France with love. Textures made from the aged walls, books, fabrics and papers of France. A new name and new site for my textures! Still a lot to do to get functional, but I’m very excited.
Learn to be a Layer Ninja with Matt Kloskowski’s book, Layers: The Complete Guide to Photoshop’s Most Powerful Feature (2nd Edition).
Sometimes it can be useful to lighten the center of a texture to give a vignetted effect to the edge. I tell you how here and give you a free download.
Keep a database of traditional art to inspire you in your texture use and creative post-processing. I’ve drawn some examples from the Wikimedia Commons.
Photographer Antonio Diaz of Seville, Spain is our featured artist this week.
Creating a Weimaraner Puppy Photo Illustration from a snapshot using Adobe Photoshop and Corel Painter.
R Christopher Vest is a photographer and Illustrator who creates stunning painted photographs. Christopher talks about the tradition of manipulating photographs historically. Seventeen pieces are showcased and Christopher shows how one of the images was composited in Photoshop.
Learn my “Secret Sauce” ingredient for using textures on a black background.
See how to use several different methods to create layer masks, plus get a free texture download.