I like experimenting with photomanipulation, as you can see from some of my postings. Recently, I’ve been toying with textures. Sometimes they make a dramatic change to a photo, and sometimes they only make a subtle change. A texture can even take advantage of a blurry photo or a mistake and turn it into an interesting image. It’s a hit-and-miss exercise to see what looks more appealing – the original photo or the textured photo. But it’s still fun to try!
Some of the textures I’ve used are from Kim Klassen’s Café Blog. Last week, I participated in her Texture Tuesday Challenge for the first time. This week’s challenge involves using two of her textures in a photo. Here are the after and before versions:
In this case, applying the textures (top photo) lightened and softened the middle of the flower even though the overall photo has a grungy look. The lightening is slight, but still noticeable. I intentionally left more of the texture exposed along the edges to create a frame. Personally, I could go either way. There are characteristics in both photos that I like.
Erupts through delicate veins