This is the first of a two-part tutorial on working with textures; i.e. combining and blending layers of texture to existing images. Unlike our previous, sole-authored tutorials, this short series is being prepared in conjunction with Michael Regnier, an internationally renowned artist in this field. Michael has produced work for a variety of clients, including Coca Cola, Kodak and the Federal Reserve Bank, and has been awarded numerous accolades for his work.
If you would like to see some examples of Michael’s work, you can do so here:
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Excellent! I was waiting for this and I'm not disappointed!! Fascinating examples. I would write more, but I'm off out to shoot some walls 'n' such :-)
Excellent, a return to form!
BTW, on page 4, you mention about resizing the canvas and then selecting the original image. I'm not sure if it is easier, but the way I do this is (if I'm starting with just the single background layer):
* Duplicate the layer
* Resize the canvas
* Ctrl/Cmd + Click on the duplicated layer (in the layers palette)
Thanks Jeremy, and good luck with the walls 'n' such :)
RichS: that is an easier way of doing it,thanks for the tip.
Honestly, very good. A masterpiece.
Just one thing. CSS seems not to place correctly the images in pages 4 and 5, in safari.
Absolutely superb David and just like the others, something I've been waiting for. As always, clearly and concisely explained with excellent images as examples. Thanks for sharing your expertise with us all :-)
David: thanks for the heads-up about the couple of images that weren't displaying correctly - I've fixed it now - and I'm glad you enjoyed it.
Roger: thanks too.
I truly enjoyed this. This one an especially because (like the HDR tutorial) this is a technique that I've never attempted, but this has opened up an entire new realm of possibility. I'm excited to practice this. Thanks for your commitment to excellence Dave. It is greatly appreciated.
Most excellent tutorial.Thanks a lot David and, of course, Mr. Regnier. Really appreciated.
Great tutorial, as usual. People like you, Chris Orwig, David Duchemin and Joe Mcnally just have this genius of explaining complex, seemingly abstract concepts simple enough for simple minds like mine to comprehend.
Thanks for another great tutorial David. There's a lot of detail in this one about the technique but also the reason's behind the technique and I think it helps to make you think about how you want the finished product to appear before you just go adding textures to any old photo. The examples you've used from Mike Regnier help illistrate your points very well and end up looking great.
OK, my first effort is here:
Not Mike Regnier standard, but using some simple ideas from the tutorial, I am pretty pleased with the result (you may say I'm easily pleased - I don't care :-)
Jeremy: I don't think there are too many people who are up to Mike's standard, but you're off to a good start with that one :)
Very pleased with this tutorial !
And I have a question : when is the next part due ?
Very soon I hope ! ;-)
Marie: I'm bringing out part three of my HDR series next month but hope to get the second part of the textures tutorial published in March.
Just this tutorial alone makes my lifetime membership look very good value. Many Thanks to Dave and Mike.
This tutorial is great. Have had lots of fun photographing textures. Finally did my first effort -- sand on a lighthouse. Not anywhere near the pro efforts, however I'm pleased. Would show it to you, but don't have a public gallery.
your textures tutorial was a joy to learn from. thanks again. I really appreciated the sharing of these techniques to help us all try and take them to new levels.hope to see you in florida
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