The Daily Texture for 02/12/2015
I just love bright, lemon yellow, so I decided to incorporate this color into Today's Daily Texture, along with some lovely hues of lavender, blue and pink. I used this texture to create the image below. I photographed some branches with flowers last year, which have bare spots on them for me to place a bird. First, I composited the little bluebird onto the branch, as seen in the first photo on the left below. Then I placed the texture layer on top, and set it to hard light at 100%. This allowed the photo to pick up the colors of the texture, as shown in the image on the right. Finally, I layered the texture on top again, this time leaving it set to normal mode, and I masked away the texture from the bird, part of the branch and masked some lightly off the flowers as well. I kept the texture fairly strong around the edges, to make the flowers look faded in gently, instead of having a harsh line where they are cut off by the frame in the original photo.
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Recommended Tutorials on You Tube
I have found a number of great video tutorials over the years on working with masking, layers and working with textures in photography. These are some of the ones I've watched which I recommend:
• Blend Modes & Masking in Paint Shop Pro
• Photoshop Tutorial: Layers and Layer Masks for Beginners
• Remask for Beginners by Topaz Labs
• Remask 4 Tutorial by Topaz Labs
• Layer Masking in Photoshop With Textures
• A Breakdown of Blending Modes | Photoshop Tutorial by Aaron Nace