Tuesday, January 12, 2010

A New Obsession

Playing around with textures in Photoshop.

texture play 2

I mean, it's just too fun. I've found that textures just give a picture a whole different feel. And (and this is helpful for me!) they can smooth over what is otherwise a mediocre, potentially out of focus shot.

Choose a different texture for the same picture, and everything changes. I like that.

texture play

And really the process is very easy. Armed with Photoshop and some basic instructions/tools (see links below), it's really do-able.

Also great for portraits.



Helpful texture links:
-One from PW's website, although a guest blogger wrote it.
-Download free textures! - and check out a helpful tutorial
-Texture sharing group on Flickr

1 comment:

Short Stop said...

EEK! They look fantastic, Jessica.

I've only played a little bit with texture since I saw those amazing shots PW readers posted. But, I'm still trying to figure out PS in general. SO different than Elements in SO many ways. Whew.