Textures 10

Textures 10a


I photographed a section of colorful straw hat and used the Topaz harsh color filter to create this texture. I also photographed parts of a cloth rack. I wanted to apply the texture only on the cloth rack and not on the background. In order to accomplish this I inverted my selection when I prepared the composition for using the Average filter. This is the image I got. Enjoy and have a great week-end!


Textures 06

This week I ask you to continue photographing textures. It is a fun exercise and you will be working on your portfolio!

Textures 6a


In this image I used the “Emboss” filter and I added a black vignette to the image. The I applied the texture to the bark of a giant Sequoia tree which I photographed at Kings Canyon National Park.

Enjoy and have fun with your camera and creating textured images!

Textures 6b

Textures 01

This week I challenge you to photograph textures. You can use almost anything to create a texture file like sand, rocks, concrete walls etc. I also ask you to apply your new texture to an image. There are many tutorials on youtube that you can watch. I like this one. Go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54hEQ62wHSw. As always, have fun!

Textures 1a


I photographed our old cutting board and changed the image to black and white.

Textures 1b


I applied the texture file to an image of blossoms that I took a while ago. Enjoy and keep working on this exercise.