by Jai Johnson, Jackson, Tennessee, USA
This image was quite a challenge, as the eagle was flying out from behind a mass of branches. In order to bring the focus onto her, which was my main goal, I had to do quite a bit of masking.
This original photo was taken in Shiloh, TN, where I go to photograph Hiram and Julia, a pair of bald eagles who have been nesting there for eleven years.
I used multiple textures from The Farmhouse Collection, a couple from the Breathless Collection and a Cloud Overlay to create this bald eagle art.
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Recommended Tutorials on You Tube
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
• Layer Masking in Photoshop With Textures
• A Breakdown of Blending Modes | Photoshop Tutorial by Aaron Nace
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