The Daily Texture for 11/17/2015
You know that moment when you're in the attic looking at some old rusty something-or-another from a hundred years ago? And suddenly a stream of sunlight pours through a small window overhead? THAT is what inspired this texture. I made it a bit more eccentric and gritty with an abstract feel - and tried to incorporate the many colors seen in that old rusty thing. And then I paired it with a Red Shouldered Hawk, which is a bird that can get a bit eccentric and gritty...especially when you get too close to the nest. It would have worked just as well paired with something antique and old and covered in rust...but the bird photo was handy. :)
I used it in hard light layer mode on top, set to 100% and masked off the bird. Then I duplicated the texture again and set it to soft light at about 55%, also masking some of that layer off the bird. And then I lightened the merged image up a bit across the top, just to add a bit more light there.
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• Blend Modes & Masking in Paint Shop Pro
• Photoshop Tutorial: Layers and Layer Masks for Beginners
• Layer Masking in Photoshop With Textures
• A Breakdown of Blending Modes | Photoshop Tutorial by Aaron Nace
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