The Daily Texture for 06/23/2015
Today's Daily Texture is filled with gorgeous aquamarine blue tones and is perfect for blending with a variety of subjects. I chose to use this texture with this cardinal photo. Normally I'd choose a texture to either blend with the background color (brick red in this photo) or with the bird (golden brown), but in this case, I chose to use this texture because of the old lantern with splendid hues of turquoise blue. I played with the blending away of the background quite a bit on this before I finally settled on what I liked. I decided to leave a bit of the rusty red background showing through, and I utilized the texture mostly around the edges. After the blending was completed to my satisfaction, I duplicated the texture layer and placed it on top, setting it to soft light at 50%. I turned the saturation all the way down on the soft light layer, to keep control of the color tones, and to still be able to utilize the lighting this layer made. After merging, I brightened the image just a little to complete it.
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