The Daily Texture/Background for 03/14/2015
Sun On The Peak
Since so many love these mountain backgrounds, I decided to create another for Today's Daily Texture. I paired it with this photo of a bald eagle I took last week in Shiloh, Tennessee. First, I masked away the background from the eagle, leaving him on top of the mountain background. Then I duplicated the mountain layer and placed it on top. I set this layer to HARD LIGHT at about 30%. This brought some of the background color of the texture into and over his dark wings, giving the illusion that he was flying through the wispy clouds in front of the mountain.
Don't think you have to use this background just for flying birds as I have here...see below for another way you can utilize this with some of your exotic zoo animals... :)
Here I chose to use the mountain as a background for a snow leopard I photographed at the Memphis Zoo a few years ago. I masked out his background, and gently continued the masking over the edges of his ears, head, and sides to softly blend him in with the scene. His original background was relatively dark, leaving a hard edge around him, so by continuing to mask away his edges it softened these areas and made him blend with the mountain background more seamlessly.
I then duplicated the mountain texture background and placed it on top. I set it to SOFT LIGHT at about 30%, which made things pop a little and allowed his fur to pick up some of the colors of the background.
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