The Daily Texture for 02/04/2016
Today's Daily Texture, inspired by a blurry photo of a brick wall, is filled with deep, earthy tones, with a splash of brick red in the center. I paired this texture with one of my cardinal photos, as the color red matched his feathers very closely. First I used the texture as a background, and then placed it on top in soft light layer mode at about 55%, with the saturation on that layer reduced completely. I masked some of that layer off his face and chest in order to maintain the brightness in those areas from the original photo.
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I have found a number of great video tutorials over the years on working with masking, layers and working with textures in photography. These are some of the ones I've watched which I recommend:
• Blend Modes & Masking in Paint Shop Pro
• Photoshop Tutorial: Layers and Layer Masks for Beginners
• Remask for Beginners by Topaz Labs
• Remask 4 Tutorial by Topaz Labs
• Layer Masking in Photoshop With Textures
• A Breakdown of Blending Modes | Photoshop Tutorial by Aaron Nace