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toriaj
10-03-2007, 08:49 PM
I just recently heard of adding textures to photos during PP. Here are some examples:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicholevan/739854957/in/set-72157600986907776/

http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=1472177168&size=l

And this texture is actually not PP, the shot was taken through a piece of fabric.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sunnaix/1436947911/

Have you tried textures? Do you like them? Any tips?

edit: These are NOT my pictures. Some info about the photographers is available on their Flickr profiles.

Bynx
10-03-2007, 08:58 PM
Textures is one of the first things Photoshop ever allowed you to put your pics through. Your second shot of the dinner setting is excellent. Nice choice of typestyle and well laid out. As for the first shot, why the paranoia dealing with your watermark right through the middle of the picture completely spoiling the image?

toriaj
10-03-2007, 09:05 PM
Bynx, those are not my pictures. (I edited my post to make that more clear.)
Have you ever used textures on your shots?

TheWengler
10-03-2007, 09:09 PM
I usually only use art filters or textures when the picture comes out a little blurrier than I want but the picture would have been good had the focus been correct.

Bynx
10-04-2007, 04:14 AM
I agree with Wengler. Using textures is a good way to cover up a bad shot. It does give an interesting look sometimes to a good shot, but the quality of the original picture is degraded in my opinion. This pic was put through a texture of canvas.

TheWengler
10-04-2007, 10:48 AM
Here are some of mine.

toriaj
10-04-2007, 07:23 PM
Thanks, Bynx and Wengler. Maybe I'll pull out a few shots that would have been great if I'd gotten focus. :D Wengler, that bird shot kept my attention for quite some time as I tried to figure it out!

TheWengler
10-04-2007, 07:42 PM
I count 2 bird shots. ;) Which are you referring to?

toriaj
10-04-2007, 11:36 PM
Oops, I meant the last one :)

TheWengler
10-04-2007, 11:49 PM
Oops, I meant the last one :)

That one isn't actually a texture/art filter. I did some full blast noise reduction on it. A pier fisher tossed him one of his fish. I wasn't ready so there was almost no background blur and the focus wasn't all that sharp.

Bynx
10-05-2007, 05:42 AM
My duck shot and Wenglers shot of the girl on the table demonstrate pretty good examples showing the texture effects. Particularly Wenglers shot shows what is needed for showing up the texture in particular. Browns, greens, demonstrate it while blacks and blues and whites reduce the effects. So you cant use the same texture for all applications successfully.

hokeyguy
10-06-2007, 03:23 PM
Does this count as a texture?
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2403/1498632423_536a4683a2.jpg

TheWengler
10-06-2007, 03:42 PM
I would say that's beyond texture but you can throw it in there, blueman.