Texture Photography – The Boat Image – Part Two

Textures – The Boat Image

A few weeks back I started part one on my boat shot that I added texture to. It gave it a nice painterly effect. Here is the final post. Sorry about the delay.

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Here is the image of the boat on the beach in Mazatlan. Place on the bottom layer in photoshop the texture layer will go on top of this.

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The way layers work in photoshop is the top later effects the layer below it but not the layer above it. After adding the texture I wanted to add a couple adjustment layer filters to the boat layer but not the texture layer. Adjustment layers are non destructive ways to adjust layers below the them. Notice I also adjusted the opacity of the brightness/Contrast adjustment layer.

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Finally I added the texture. This texture was made in a previous post here. Insted of simply adding the texture as a normal layer click around the other options in the layer selection tool. For this I thought overlay looked good, with the opacity set to 100 and the fill set to 100.

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Here is the image zoomed in at 100 percent.

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Here is the final image, with a little touch up on the bottom layer to clone out some white rocks on the beach.

I hope this helps you to start thinking in the world of using textures in your photography. Please share your work or tips in the comments.

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