The Daily Texture for 06/19/2015
Summer In The Forest
Today's Daily Texture is another one full of those luscious GREENS for your summer photo subjects! I used this texture with one of my cheetah photographs. I masked away the background from the cheetah, leaving most of the cat and a portion of the tree in the original photo. This revealed the texture layer below. Then I duplicated the texture and placed it on top, setting it to soft light at about 40%. I duplicated the texture layer again and placed it on top, setting it to color dodge at 40%. After merging, I raised the brightness of the image a little to finish it up.
When I published the texture "Golden Passage" a couple days ago, I mentioned how it would be a wonderful one to use with those summer landscapes, due to the play of the light in the texture. I decided to test it out today, and I combined it with "Summer In The Forest" to give some rich color and fantastic lighting to this photo "River Cottage In Summer". With this one, I used the two textures on top of the image as hard light layers, masking some of each texture layer off of the building. The two textures combined made this photo really explode with summer color and a brilliant golden light in the sky area, truly giving life to an otherwise bland photo of this sweet bed and breakfast cottage.