The Daily Texture for 12/06/2014
Old Masters 4
In addition to using the texture in this image, I also wanted to show some "steam" floating around his legs to further convey the sense of heat and dust.
Tip: To suggest steam or dust around a subject, find a photo you've taken of some clouds and desaturate it. Place the photo of the desaturated clouds as a new layer above the subject and play with your layer modes to see which will look best. I believe I chose "soft light" in this instance. Mask off the clouds where they may be too harsh, so they will blend better.
For those who love the Old Masters textures, here's #4 in the collection. Filled with the warm hues of autumn with yellows, oranges and browns, this texture is perfect for conveying a hot day as well, and that's exactly what I did by pairing it with the Zebra in the image "In The Heat of the Summer". Whereas I normally select a texture to fit the image when I'm working, on this piece I selected an image to pair with the texture. I chose this Zebra because this animal's natural habitat is in Africa, where it's hot and dusty.
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