Monday, January 25, 2010
has challenged us to use texture in our photos this week, either naturally or through photoshop. I tried to coerce Allen into sitting still for a few minutes in between layers of clothes and feathers and toys... but he wasn't having it. So I took my only way out, Photoshop! Hunting for new textures was fun, and I found several really good ones. I applied one of them to a  picture I took of Allen a few days ago (so it's not completely cheating) and played around with settings and filters. I have to say, I'm loving the result. I'm just starting out with textures but I think I'll be using them a lot more often now.
I'm just not sure if I should have left him more 'blended in'.  What do you think?

(click on the picture for full size)

Get this texture here


Carly said...

I cheated and used a photo shop texture too!

Yukio said...

Great job. It has a very ethereal quality to it. It also looks like he is peering from behind old lace curtains.

Ruthanne said...

I love the "old world" feel! Lovely.

Buckeroomama said...

I love the lacy texture you used. :)

Jan said...

I just LOVE the texture!! Great shot and a handsome subject as well!!

Anonymous said...

It's really interesting. The whole thing looks like its on a canvas and the edges with the 'torn paper' and type is so eye catching! Did you use more than 1 texture on this image? I love this. Nice job!

Lena said...

Thank you ladies!
The texture is the one I linked to, set to "lighten" over the original imagine. Then I ran filter>texture>texturizer>canvas over the background and soft erased around my son's face. The hardest part was finding a texture to use! There are sooo many beautiful ones out there =)

Lena said...

Image* not imagine =\

Marjorie said...

where oh where did you find that linen-esque canvas texture?!?!? I LOVE it!

Laura said...

Really cool effect and I love texture you used - thanks for linking to it! The subject is really cute!!! ;)

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