If you have a subject with a background of dirt, dust, or sand, you'll enjoy Today's daily Texture "The Natural World". I paired this texture with a photo of a Meerkat, who had a background of sandy dirt. Because the background color was so similar to the texture, I found it easy to blend away his background, leaving a little of the original background around his face and head in place. I then duplicated the texture layer and placed it on top, setting it to soft light at 100%. I toned down the saturation of the soft light layer about 50% to reduce the yellow tones this layer made.
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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