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Old 01-12-2009, 10:26 PM
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Well, i love to work with textures... Some look better the others i guess.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3476/...c886af5d47.jpg

I loosely erased the background and added two types of textures to it.
first one overlay,
two others one twice , colour burn 35% and with soft light 100%
Erasing bits of the fruit each time to my liking.
Burn tool for the edges,
Several crack brushes where used on top
and curves and hue saturation adjustment layers as well.
The two textures i used are on my flickr, under textures.
The original as well
Putting the url in the [img] bracket did not work, why?

My Flickr

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Old 01-13-2009, 03:37 AM
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Re: Textures

Nice work Evelyn, and thank you for your workflow there have been a few threads lately on how to use textures so others will find it helpful

sorry cant help you with your other problem hopefully someone will come along with the answer

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Old 01-13-2009, 05:41 AM
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Re: Textures

IMG tags have a couple of problems. One is they usually break eventually, rendering their inclusion useless. But they also can be changed on the other end, leading to potential mischief and grief. And many sites (including this one) do not appreciate linking directly to images.
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Old 02-22-2010, 08:42 AM
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Re: Textures

Nice work, do you create your own textures? Can you offer a site address if not?
Thanks!
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Old 02-23-2010, 08:17 AM
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Nice work, do you create your own textures? Can you offer a site address if not?
Thanks!
deb
One way to "create your own textures" is to be on the lookout for them and when you find something interesting, photograph it.

In this example I was sitting outside on the patio at a friend's house, noticed his "textured concrete wall" and shot a few pictures from close-up to farther away.

Depending on the nature of the photo here are some steps to consider:
* Convert the texture image to black/white (grayscale) using your favorite method. Plain old "Desaturate" works just fine.
* Optional steps: Sharpen and/or apply Levels or Curves to bring out contrast
* I usuallly apply Photoshop's Stylize > Emboss filter; sometimes Other > High Pass works. It just depends on the "look" you're looking for.
* Copy/paste the "texture" layer above the "arty layer"
* Change the texture layer blend mode from Normal to Overlay or Soft Light

Another possibility: copy 2 different texture layers above the arty layer. Vary the Opacity of the texture layers to suit.

The attached images:
1. Photo of concrete wall (it was already "grey," so no need to convert it to BW)
2. Side by side example: Arty layer alone (no texture), Embossed texture layer (blend mode = Overlay), High pass texture layer (blend mode = Overlay)
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File Type: jpg RP texture screenshot concrete wall.jpg (191.1 KB, 65 views)
File Type: jpg RP texture screenshot applied to image.jpg (169.9 KB, 79 views)
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Old 03-08-2010, 07:37 PM
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Re: Textures

Another option is to scan a texture i.e. watercolor paper
Lyle posted an texture generator link at DPreview

http://sourceforge.net/projects/neotextureedit/
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums<br...hread=34728005
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Old 10-28-2010, 03:31 PM
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Danny, this is a great texture, thanks.
I had a car crash, but here i am back ;-)
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Old 10-29-2010, 03:25 AM
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Danny, this is a great texture, thanks.
I had a car crash, but here i am back ;-)
Rogier sorry to hear you news, hope that you are well and welcome back

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Old 10-30-2010, 09:16 AM
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Thank you dear Palms,
never gonna be 100%, but we take it as it is ;-)
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Old 10-31-2010, 02:46 AM
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Danny, this is a great texture, thanks.
I had a car crash, but here i am back ;-)
Glad you're back with us, Rogier. Have fun with the texture.
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