23 December, 2011

Winter Texture - the gift of snow

Hello,

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas & will have a wonderful creative year 2012!!

I want to finish this year with a another free texture. It is called "The Gift of Snow".
It hasn't been snowing this Winter so far, so I had to rely on some pictures from last year when I made the texture.

The Gift of Snow
Download The Gift of Snow



I used the texture on this picture ( and I am planning to use it on a few more....)

Drifting Snow


A few words on the processing:

It was actually snowing and there was not much light, so it was an easy decision to change it into a monochrome picture. The conversion and the toning I did in Lightroom. Afterwards I opened the picture in Photoshop.


Drifting Snow Basis




For the finer structures & the painterly style I used this one:

Pale Green Paint



Layers in Photoshop:




There are two things that I want to point out.

1. I wanted a dreamy feel, so I decided to blur the right and the left side of the picture using the lens blur filter.

2. Both textures were quite easy to use, so I think I don't have to explain more on their use. The textures' colours made the picture too cold  and I didn't want to change their colour.
Instead I reduced the blue/green tones with the help of another copy of the basis picture using the color blend mode and finally was happy with the settings shown above.

See you in 2012!!!

Please consider using/purchasing textures from my Build-your-own-texture-pack.

Thanks!