In case you’re worrying that I’m going to do nothing but textures, have no fear. I’m just playing around with my new toy, Photoshop Elements 8. I’m pretty much a purist and not sure how I feel about altering a photo so drastically. It is very creative, but I love pure photography. At any rate, here’s an original of some potted hydrangeas I posted a while back.
As I said in a previous post, it’s fun to look for textures that are completely different from the original. Here I used an image of bright yellow crumpled paper. I think I used a soft linen texture too. I really need to keep a notebook on my process, but maybe not. I kind of like the idea of creating something once and only once.
Here’s the finished product:
I’m too new to this to give many tips, but here’s a good one: after you apply the texture and adjust the opacity, use the eraser tool to remove texture from something like the flowers so they show up better.
It’s a gorgeous day outside, so I’m off to shoot some (hopefully good) photos. I was indoors most of yesterday and need some fresh air.