Monday, September 10, 2012

5 BENEFITS OF TEXTURES





This week, it's a "back to school" theme for Texture Tuesday.  I have no little ones, so it's back to 

school for me.  I paid for extended

 access to Kim and Xanthe's "Behind the Scenes" class.  I liked the video Kim did on making a blog

 banner.  I found a flower image I had in the archives and proceeded to add a 

new white layer under it.  That's because my rose was smack in the middle of the image and I needed to

extend the canvas of final image to hold the title. I used Kim's "Sandblasted" texture to pull

 the image together on  that white

layer and texturize out the background in my image.  It's just for fun, but I'm always amazed what 

textures can do. 

1. They can hide a busy background.

2. They can change the color or color cast of an otherwise boring photo.

3. They can pull together disparate images and make them look as if they belong together.

4.  They can smooth a rough background.

5.  They can give a an image depth and texture.

6. They can make an image look dreamy or dramatic.

You can probably think of many other benefits to using textures in your editing.  

Joining Kim's Texture Tuesday linky party.  Join us, won't you?

  
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20 comments:

Pieni Lintu said...

Beautiful - you did a great job!

Rosemary Aubut said...

Wow this is amazing! Very well done and I love the font that you used!

Heather said...

Very nice job with the banner. It looks great!

Lissa Forbes said...

Love your rose banner, Marilyn. It's so true that textures can add (and hide) so much. I must say, I've gotten a bit lazy in my photo shooting though because I figure I can always fix it in Photoshop with textures!! Hope you had a great weekend. ;->

Kim Stevens said...

And it's a beautiful header too!

Pink Tree Studio said...

I Heart textures, too, Marilyn! I haven't completed my TT image yet~~it's my project for today :~)

Beverly said...

I love how you brought out so many reasons to texture an image! I love using textures, but never sat and wrote out the reasons. This is perfect. Love your new header!

Margaret said...

I'm chomping at the bit to find time to take her class! Someday... You have done an amazing job with your banner. Keep it up!

Kim Klassen said...

hello lovely... you did such a beautiful job....

wonderful..... thank you...for sharing...

xo, Kim

Tammy said...

Very creative!!!

Linda Kittmer said...

You make a lot of good points about texture use. And, judging by that banner you're an excellent student. What's the name of the font you used? I really like it.

Leovi said...

Exquisite composition, that pretty red rose.

Nancy Claeys said...

I use textures sparingly these days, but I do love them! Great list Marilyn. :)

The Artful Diva said...

Nice banner - you're learning a lot in your classes - good for you!

Sylvia said...

You've created a lovely blog banner, Marilyn !
Love using textures too :-)
Nice evening,
Sylvia

Robyn Greenhouse said...

Love the banner! I'm working on learning how to use textures. Hope I can create something as pretty as this one day!

Geri said...

and they work for iPhoneography too...hint hint!

geetlee said...

Beautifully done!
I love textures too :)

sherrygaley said...

Textures are so incredibly versatile, aren't they? I feel like I'm only scratching the surface...

ormbunke said...

Underbart arbete med dina bilder och texturer. Ha de gott.