i, by no means, call myself skilled, when it comes to texture. with that being said, i decided that when i was out shooting, i would try to intentionally shoot things to later use as texture/layers. for example; old barns, cobblestone paths, old stone houses. the older, chipped and peeling away, the better in MY eyes.
so, i created a file to simply stash these shots away in, along with a few i have downloaded by Kim Klassen Cafe.
these shots have been waiting for me to play, to be brave, to jump in and learn.
now that a little time is on my side and i am not so foggy in the head, LOL, i've decided to do just that!
here is the original shot of the breathtaking magnolia trees i can't seem to get enough of..it is my new header actually.
and this is the same shot with texture.
the first layer is a shot of old barn siding i took, it caught my eye right away, although the paint was a bright, Kelly green, so i did tweak that a bit with color saturation.
the second layer is by Kim Klassen called, 'and then some'.
what do you think? would love to hear your thoughts!
i will definitely be paying more attention to the amazing photographers i already follow, to learn from them, and maybe search out a few new ones.