The Daily Texture for 08/28/2015
For Today's Daily Texture, I took a step back and calmed down with the color and wild brush strokes I've been playing with lately. I wanted a certain look for this owl photo, so I wanted a texture that was not quite as busy, since his feather pattern is very busy already. I chose the lovely autumn colors because I'm inspired by the cool days we've been having, and the falling leaves we're already experiencing. It's my favorite time of year!
On this one, I placed the owl on top of the texture and masked away his background, revealing the texture from underneath. Then I duplicated the texture layer, and placed it on top, setting it to multiply at about 60%. Then I duplicated the texture layer again, and set this layer to soft light at 80%. I liked the lighting, however the soft light layer made the colors too vibrant, and I wanted to match my tone to the owl for this art. So I desaturated just the soft light layer completely. This toned down the color, but left a nice glow of light on his face and eye.
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