Making Some Textures
I am still away and thought I would do a quick post on textures. Most of you know that I have been adding textures to the fine art portraits. I take photos often of textures, stonework, woodwork, fences, anything really that has a nice texture. I have almost 300 now, but I haven’t been happy with many of them for this work and decided it was time to make my own.
I wasn’t really happy with that, so I tried soaking some paper then I put tea leaves over the top, the tea leaves wouldn’t stain the paper, so I did what any normal person would do, I stuck it in the oven.
Then I thought what would happen if I did this with coffee. Well, it wasn’t going great, so I added more coffee and then I turned the oven up a lot more. My house stunk of burnt coffee.
If you are using textures probably best to make them black and white first, unless you want it to affect the colours of your image. To make them work use blending modes, I usually go for Overlay or soft light.
I haven’t put any watermarks on these, so feel free to copy and save them. My gift to you. They are low res images, but you can make them bigger, it shouldn’t affect the image too much. I’ve done it few time and it has been fine.
I have written a post for tomorrow on my interpretation of art vs photography, so I hope you will be kind to me when I publish it, though I might do it without images. As I said I am away, and I don’t have much access to the internet here.