Showing posts from February, 2014

Making of Ever Changing Light / new textures & freebie

Good Day,

it went through my vast collection of unedited and yet not published textures and put together a small collection of green textures. These are now on sale on my

Creative Market Store

I often use greenish textures on my fog photographs, they add a great mystic tone and atmosphere .

I used several of these textures on this shot:

Making of
I loaded the image I processed in Lightroom into Photoshop and started adding textures. Usually I play around a lot to see what kind of effect the textures have on the image. With soft foggy landscapes one has to be a bit careful, because  you can easily overpower the picture with the texture. I often start with a texture that I think should serve as the main ingredient in Multiply blend mode and later add other textures to lighten things up in Overlay or Soft Light mode. If this doesn't work I shift the textures around change the blending modes or use different textures.
Here is a screenshot of the final layer order:
I wanted to have a nic…

Stackables app release and midwinter promotion

Good Morning,

over last months I had the opportunity to contribute to an app that allows you to stack effects, such as textures, gradients, filters and geometric patterns on one another. This app has been released a few days ago and is now available in Apple's app-store. The funny thing is, that I am a newbie to smartphones and other modern mobile devices, but that couldn't hinder me contributing approximately 150 effects to the app.

If you want to know more on its features please go to:


So the one of the first things after I came to know that the app is now available was to order an iPhone. It came last Saturday and since yesterday I am taking pics & started to process some of them with the app.

I was very curious to see how it works and whether all the effects and texture formulas work the way I designed them on my iMac. Until now it is just as I imagined it, in some cases it even works better than I thought.

I took this picture of a soccer field in …

Mexican Memories

Hello dear Readers,
again apologies for not posting more, but frankly I find it increasingly hard to come up with something new with regards to textures and real life demanded much time as well.....

Yesterday I opened a box with old analogue  photos and I sifted through them finding myself captivated by the all the recollections that came up looking at them. I decided to scan some pictures from a journey I made some 14 years ago. At that time I stayed at a friend's in Mexico. At that time he lived a few kilometers away close to the city of Oaxaca de Juarez. The pictures I wanted to show you are from a 5 day hike I made with another friend of mine, that took us into the mountains of Oaxaca in a sparsely populated region. As far as I remember I only chose pictures from our first day. I remember that it was a very exhausting experience making our way through the forests following an indigenous guide, that seemed to want to break some kind of speed record to get to our first stay.