Today we learned about applying texture to an image. Well anyone that knows me, knows that is one of my favorite things to do!! LOL!! So to go along with the class, I give you two textures I made and clipping mask #3.
There is a secret when applying texture to a portrait. You need to keep the color of the texture going through out the image but you don't want your face all grunged up. Apply your textures as you like. Then using your lasso tool, make a loose selection around the face area. Make sure you right click and apply a nice feather to your selection. Something high, between 60 and 100. Now go to filter, blur, gas blur. Give it a nice blur. 5 to 8. Now you still have uniform tint through out your image but the face is nice and clean. Cool huh? You can keep your selection active and highlight each texture layer and run the filter on each layer. Super easy!
You can also adjust your texture effect. Open your brightness/contrast and drop down the brightness and give a little bump to the contrast. You can also lower the saturation on your texture if you find it too bright. Clipping these to just your texture layer just like you would a mask. This way you can selectively control your image. ;~)
Here is a picture of my daughter Holly with today's texture and mask applied.
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P.S. Scroll down to the post labeled Ghostbones reborn!! Texture heaven!!!!