The Daily Texture for 04/30/2015
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Today's Daily Texture is another beautiful sky with an impressionist flavor. One of my first mistakes I made when replacing skies in my work was using a favorite sky texture over and over and over. Soon, I realized it might not be a good idea to have the same sky in every image. :) Now I use a variety of skies, depending on which goes best with the subject and mood of the photo.
I love to use these sky textures when I have a blown out white sky or when I have a plain sky with no clouds in the original photo. I love clouds -- they add interest and drama to a work of art. By using the sky textures, I can add them in whenever I want.
Usually with these skies, I place the texture on top as a new layer and choose a layer mode. Sometimes I will use darken, other times multiply. In this case, I used multiply and then I masked the texture off the bird. Then I duplicated that texture layer and set it to soft light, which made the colors a bit richer. After merging, I gave the entire image a slight brightness adjustment to make it sing.