August Assignment: texture

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August Assignment: texture

Sorry this is so late guys!!! It totally slipped my mind.

ANYWAY ... I thought this month we'd look at textures. Whether you are photographing subjects with distinctive textures or whether you are using textures in your post processing to enhance an image, let's see them here.

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I've just been learning about processing with textures lately. I'm still pretty new to it, but it's fun. I've also been trying my hand at making some cards, so here's some texture work on some cards I've made this week with a couple of my photos.

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I took this awhile back and added this rugged texture - as you can see my erasing skills is not all that good.. lol

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Any good places to get some free textures? I only have one I actually somewhat like....
Here's my one play. Hopefully I will find a better texture for this one...

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Tracy - those are truly lovely! I especially like the texture on that second photo. Your composition is very nice in that one and the texture seems to be perfectly suited to it.

El - LOVE LOVE LOVE the rugged, grungy texture here! It really sets off the subject.

Sadie - I have used www.textureking.com for free textures. I know there are other places, but honestly, I don't use a lot of textures (thus the purpose of this assignment - LOL). You might also just try google images. I like the texture work here.

How would you guys feel about posting a version of your photos without the texture so that we can compare and see the full effect that the texture had on it?

Again, great work guys!

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"acarbo99" wrote:

How would you guys feel about posting a version of your photos without the texture so that we can compare and see the full effect that the texture had on it?

Sure, here are my two (bit different crops):
Tiny blue wildflowers

Clover flower (no texture) for p.org

And in terms of photos of textured subjects, I took this one over the weekend while camping:
Texture assignment

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El, I like the rugged texture too; really suits it!

Sadie, I've tried Texture King and also there's a couple of good Flickr sites, here and here that I have used.

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Thanks ladies. I am excited b/c I like textures, and I will definately look for at those sites later....

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Here is an oldie but goodie - I thought.

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Ok, so here it is without it, and then here is another take with a diff texture. I like this one better...

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Loving these so far! I have a few I will try to work on tomorrow to post here.

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OK here is the first new one I have that came to mind when I thought of textures....

a macro of a rough stinkbug on a rough spiny stem....heheh

and another new one, a sunflower bud.....

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WOW! I especially like the last one, Amy! Cool textures indeed!

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Amy, those are wonderful!

I found some lovely textures at cathairstudios.com, and tried one of them out on this shot:
Dream a Little Dream

Texture Courtesy www.cathairstudios.com

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love that soft effect, Tracy. I'm going to have to check out that site!

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Thanks, GiGi!

A couple more from me (been working a lot with GIMP, trying to learn more, and so doing more layering/texturing, things like that):

Purple flowers

Seeking the Sun

Both textures are from Lenabem-Anna on Flickr.

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Man, Tracy! You are totally rocking this assignment! that last one looks like a painting.

AWESOME!

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Tracy, that last one is wonderful! I agree it totally looks like a painting! I would love a framed print of that! Biggrin

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Wow, thanks so much for such lovely compliments!

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Sorry I am so late on this. I hope you don't mind me posting now.


texturewm by Gem_D, on Flickr