The Daily Texture for 03/31/2015
Mesmerized - Brushstrokes
Let's finish out the month of March with another Brushstrokes texture in the Daily Texture Collection. This texture is filled with deep, dark blues, along with a splash of light tan and varying shades of gray with rouge tones. I used this texture on both of the example images below. The Redbird on the Rocks was a simple process of masking away the background behind the Cardinal and the slate rock fountain he was perched upon. The Bemis Water Tower photo was also a simple process. The original photo featured the water tower against a solid blue sky. I placed the texture layer on top and set it to hard light at 100%. This brought in the brushstrokes with this antique structure, yet everything was too blue. I desaturated the water tower photo about 50%, and then I desaturated the hard light texture layer 100%. I merged all the layers. Using Topaz Labs Lens Effects, I then added a gold reflector light adjustment to the left side of the finished work to give it a nice glow.
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