by Nicole Wilde, Santa Clarita, CA, USA
I was lucky enough to spot these 3 hawks during an early morning walk with my dogs at a local park. As you might imagine, the editing process with all of those branches was a labor of love! I enlarged one of Jai's textures so that the lightest part highlighted the birds. The tones and painterly feel of the texture really brought this piece together. -Nicole Wilde
I'm delighted Nicole chose to share this wonderful hawk art in this series, as this is one of my favorite pieces of hers! What a rare opportunity for a fabulous shot, and the work Nicole did to bring the focus onto the hawks is nothing short of amazing. Thank you, Nicole, for sharing! --Jai
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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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