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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Create Stunning with Textures

Textures are so much fun!  You can make your own or buy them.  I've done both and now I have a library of textures to last a very long time.  I have to stop myself from buying more!  There are many tutorials on the web to show you how to use them.  I started with Hazel Meredith who did a webinar for Topaz.  Find her at Meredith Images Blog.  She creates fantastic images of grungy old cars!
I looked through my landscape images and found some potential!

I started with this:

Added two textures to get this:

The textures gave the image movement and cohesiveness as well as color!  I got rave reviews from friends and the public so I decided to continue.  
I looked for an image with a lot of negative space.  This one is a perfect subject but it needed more:

Textures added depth and interest:

I have this image printed on canvas in a show now at the Newburyport Art Association in Massachusetts.  I won an award for it!

Textures, like composites, are cutting edge for photography.  I'm not going to abandon my love of capturing gorgeous landscapes, I can assure you.  But I am also going to expand my abilities to play and be creative in my digital darkroom.  Try it!