The Daily Texture for 04/01/2015
Today's Daily Texture is filled with the deep, reddish brown hues of stained oak. I used this texture on both of the example images below. On the Harris Hawk, I masked away his background, revealing the texture underneath him. Then I duplicated the texture layer, placed it on top, and set it to soft light at 100%. Finally, using Topaz Lens Effects, I made a gold reflector adjustment to the left side of the final image to give him a nice glow. The lion was photographed in direct sunlight and I felt this texture was the perfect one to add some drama to his portrait, while wiping out the unattractive background at the same time. I placed his photo on top of the texture and masked away his background, revealing the texture under him. Then I duplicated the texture layer and placed it on top. I stretched this texture layer out to position the light part of the texture right over his face and muzzle. Then I set this layer to soft light at 100%.
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