The Daily Texture for 03/24/2015
On the poodle image, I masked out her background, revealing the texture underneath. I paid careful attention to her feet and shadow on the floor, and left some of the floor visible in order to ground the dog within the image. Then I duplicated the texture layer and placed it on top, setting it to hard light at 100%. This increased the grit of the texture, which I liked because it went along with the highly textured fur of the dog. I masked a tiny bit of this hard light layer off her nose, which needed to be black and smooth and it didn't need the hard white of the texture covering it. But I liked the way this hard light layer interacted with her fur, so I left that in place.