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Monday, January 25, 2010

I ♥ Faces - Texture

This week the theme at I ♥ Faces is using textures in your photography. To be perfectly honest, textures added during post processing are one of those things that I see some other photographers do, and I love it, but I struggle doing to my own photographs. I started playing with it again last week with a few images of the girls because I knew this theme was coming up. I have purchased several sets of incredible textures because the artists that created them have inspired me so much. But then I get them and I am overwhelmed by them and I just stop trying. But I am inspired again and think I will start trying again. The textures used on this image of precious Samuel are from Flora Bella's fine art textures original set. I used Elysium {b&w} on soft light and French Canvas {b&w} on overlay, both at reduced opacities and both removed from the face using the Gaussian blur technique that was taught when you purchase the textures. I think my main drawback to textures is that I often see them overdone on images. But when someone knows what they are doing with them, like Shana and many others that I follow on Flickr, they add a magical quality to photos. I am still working on that!

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17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful picture!

The Bartlett Family said...

What a cutie!!!!

MK, Little Feet Photography said...

Gorgeous!

Marla said...

He is adorable. I think you pulled off the texture look very well. :)

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Beth said...

Beautiful!!

Natalie said...

This is beautiful! Definately not over done. The result is wonderful. Love the B & W too!

KrisJ said...

K gorgeous! I feel the same way and posted my first textured photo because of I heart faces. SOO intimidating.. but you did amazing.. and you have before!! LOVE IT!

Teresa Hart said...

Looks great!

K. said...

VERY cute! Looks to me like you're getting the hang of this texture thing!

Yukio said...

Well done! Great use of textures to add a little drama to the image!

Becca said...

Oh my goodness you for sure dont look like you dont know what you're doing! :-) this is gorgeous! I always love your entries so so much :-)

Lane Olson said...

aaaaah. my punkin. looks great! your photos always do...

Nocona said...

So pretty

Brooke Brown said...

Precious!!

Colleen said...

Great job!!!! Just beautiful!!!!

Shana said...

Oh Kelly, what a sweet sweet face & portrait! I'm so glad you entered it!

You have such a beautiful family... I really need more time to visit all my blog friends (and update my own blogs) more often.

♥ Shana

Shana said...

Oh Kelly, what a sweet sweet face & portrait! I'm so glad you entered it!

You have such a beautiful family... I really need more time to visit all my blog friends (and update my own blogs) more often.

♥ Shana