30 April, 2013

Color Krazy + Freebie

Hello,

last week I have finished a soon to be released sequel to my Spring Texture Pack. You already saw some pictures, that I processed with these, if you know my work from Flickr, 500px, Facebook Page or Google+.

But bef0re I release these there is an update of 10 textures to the Build Your Own Texture Pack.

Last Saturday we had a cold and rainy day, so I browsed through my pics and came across some colourful abstract, that I had completly forgotten about.

I found the colours so appealing, that I started playing around with this file and created 10 very colourful textures that I added to my

Build Your Own Texture Pack.

Here they are:

10 colors textures
Get this 10 colorful textures for only € 9,90 ! 
Dimensions are 4000 x 4000 pixel.



I did a quick processing using wo of the textures on a foggy forest scene:

Spektrum



So it is also time for a free colourful texture, you can download it from my Flickr account here:

COLOR FREEBIE

Color Freebie

Hope you like this one and are inspired to use it!!

Dirk

15 April, 2013

From Fountain to Texture: Making of a texture II

Hello all,

I thought it is about time to give another insight into my texture creating process.
But let me start with a picture that I used this texture on:


Wild Coast La Palma


 Creating Misty Fountain Texture

It is one texture from the Spring Release Pack

It is based on  a shaky long exposure shot of a fountain I took a few years back. It wasn't really anything special:



I really liked the texture of the water and the colours and when I came across it recently, I decided to give it a try and started creating a texture.

First i had to ge rid of the dark parts of the construction, so I loaded the picture into Photoshop and began replacing these parts using the clone stamp and other tools until I got this:


Next thing was to do something about the colours and trying to get a more balanced structure. I decided to duplicate the layer and rotate it by 180°. With a opacity of 50% I got this:


Now I wanted to try to get a more uniform coloring. I thought using a colour gradient overlay might be the right choice. I chose something from yellow to brown and played around with different angles and types of settings and got this:


I made the top part of the texture lighter by adding a white gradient and took two different textures that I used to further refine the texture and the light. A dark photo of slate stone helped to add a vertical structure.


Although I liked the outcome, I thought a texture based on a fountain ought to have a colour that reminds people of actual water. I added a Selective Colour layer and began manipulating the colours - less red and yellow and mor cyan and blue. The colours now were to my liking. I made the whole thing a bit lighter and tweaked the blue a and yellow a bit and got my final texture:

Misty Fountain


This is what the actual layers in Photoshop look like:





I also used the texture on the following pictures, but I also used other textures from my various packs...




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Hope you found this interesting & thanks for reading!

Dirk