Bougainvillea Angel

Before and after processing with texture overlays …

A quick edit, using one texture that adds depth to the original image.

Photoshop Texture Recipe

Several layers of the same texture are applied using different layer modes in Photoshop.

Texture

Goldfields – a grungy red texture of the sky over Kalgoorlie combined with scratched metal (to view a larger size, click on the thumbnail)


This is one of my textures available for free download on flickr

Recipe

  1. Over the original image
  2. Goldfields: Luminosity 20% (to create a visible base for the texture over such a pale image)
  3. Goldfields: Hard Light 50% (I usually prefer the subtle effect of Soft Light, but it wasn’t strong enough over this pale image)
  4. Original Image: Normal 50%, on a layer mask gently remove the background to reveal the texture layer below, using a large soft brush @ 100%
  5. Original Image: Normal 50% (to blend the layers)
  6. Once finished, create a composite of all visible layers, using Photoshop keyboard shortcuts (Shift+Option+Command+E on a Mac; Shift+Alt+Cntrl+E on a PC).
  7. Sharpen the composite, using Filter > Sharpen > Sharpen Edges
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