The Daily Texture for 07/08/2015
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Today's Daily Texture is filled with a bold mix of summer colors! I used this abstract texture with the cardinal image shown here. Often when a texture has a lot of mixed colors like this one does, I will choose a subject which will blend well with ONE of the colors. Here, it was the cardinal...he would blend perfectly with that vibrant splash of red. I placed his image on top of the texture and masked away his background, moving the photo around so his head would be positioned over the red color in the texture. This tied him in nicely with the background. After masking, I decided I wanted the texture to be a bit more vibrant -- but not the bird, as he was already so brilliant. So I duplicated the texture layer, keeping the duplicate layer UNDER the bird image, and set that layer to soft light at 100%. This made the texture colors really pop, and the vibrancy of the background now matched the vibrancy of my subject.