The Daily Texture for 12/07/2015
I just never know where I'll find inspiration for my next Daily Texture, but today's proves I find it in some very unexpected places! Today's Daily Texture was inspired by this sweetheart I met yesterday and also has been titled the same as her finished image, "Blue Eyed Puppy". This adorable Chocolate Lab puppy named "Delta" has the most beautiful blue eyes with a mix of green tones throughout. Not only did I have fun playing with this little fuzz ball yesterday, but I had fun playing with her today as I made this texture and then merged one of her photos with it. I used it as a background, and also placed the texture on top in soft light layer mode at about 30%. I masked some of that layer off her to maintain the color tones in her fur. And as I was looking through the camera card to locate my photos of Delta, I saw so many other photos I can use this texture with too! It will work well with anything with blue, green or cool tones. I hope you enjoy it as much as I will!
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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