In today’s Photoshop Workbench tutorial, we’ll blend three Flypaper Textures with a photo to give it a painterly appearance. But we won’t stop there. We’ll also impart a soft, glowing look to the edges to give the impression of runny, wet colors…similar to what you might see in a watercolor painting. Finally, we’ll refine the […]View Post
When I first heard about Topaz Lab’s new Texture Effects plug-in, I was concerned that it would only allow photographers to add a limited number of basic textures to our images. Boy was I wrong! As I began playing around with Texture Effects, I quickly realized that this software is incredibly well designed and bursting […]View Post
After reading Sarah Gardner’s “Art Beyond the Lens,” a marvelous book about working with digital textures, I have several new texture blending secrets that I’m excited to share in today’s Photoshop Workbench tutorial. And courtesy of the remarkable Steve Orr, I also have a striking photo of Bee-eaters from Botswana to use as an […]View Post
Russell Brown from Adobe recently introduced an Extension for Photoshop CC that is a complete game changer. If you love experimenting with textures even half as much as I do, you’ve got to check out Adobe Paper Texture Pro! This easy-to-load and even-easier-to-use extension makes it possible to apply one or more textures (including […]View Post
A few days ago, I received Corey Barker’s remarkable book, Down & Dirty Tricks for Designers, in the mail. The book is loaded with inspiring effects, one of which I’d like to share with you. In today’s Photoshop Workbench, we’ll impart a unique illustrated appearance to a photo.View Post
Textures applied to a photograph create the illusion that a two-dimensional scene has tactile, three-dimensional properties. Textures also have the ability to make an image appear as if it was crafted by hand rather than as pixels.
In today’s Workbench, we’ll employ a pair of textures from the Flypaper Textures collection. These are some of […]View Post