The Daily Texture for 04/14/2016
Today's Daily Texture is filled with rich, bright spring olive green with some touches of pink and blue. I paired this new texture with a photo of one of my deer as she was eating breakfast near the pond. The colors of the green in the texture blended well with the grass she was nibbling on. :) I masked away her background and some of her legs to blend her nicely with the texture, keeping the focus on her pretty little face. After masking, I added the texture as a new layer on top, set to multiply at about 30%. Then I duplicated that layer and changed it to soft light at 50% to complete this image. At this point, I could publish this piece "as is", but I believe I'm going to take it a step farther and do some painting on the deer, as well as add some strokes to her background to create a really expressive piece of art. But this is a great starting point for the direction I want to go with this work.
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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