In the application of textures during post-processing, my modus operandi is anything but subtle – I want to make sure the viewer recognizes that a texture has been applied.
Nine times out of ten, I utilize either the Multiply or Overlay blend mode, which results in a strong combination of texture and the underlying image. However, even though I have my favorites, I always run through every blend mode with each texture/image combination – searching for something unexpected.
Like this “Hard Light” example. Don’t you adore that moment when image and texture meld together into something magical?
I love that I can still be surprised – that undiscovered combinations still exist and that this creative process is anything but routine.
Texture Tuesday Processing (Photoshop CC)
- Process Pioneer Woman Old West Action
- Add a Color Lookup Adjustment – set toning to “Futuristic Bleak”
- Add the Return texture, blend mode set to Hard Light
Below is the original image, after RAW processing and perspective distortion correction, and the Photoshop layers palette:
Linking with Texture Tuesday, hosted by Kim Klassen