My fellow muses, I cannot tell a lie. I came kicking and screaming into doing textures. I love taking photos, I love the stories they can tell - when I get them right, that is - and I love messing around in Photoshop to get the look I want. I even have added Photoshop noise/grain to get a vintage look from time to time. But I couldn't get my head around the need for textures. I certainly have seen some beautiful things done with it, some by the muses themselves, but I snootily decided that textures weren't for me.
But now? I am a convert. I love them. Sign me up, I'm born again. They can enhance a photo in a whole new way and I'm more than happy to eat my words. The Columbus Tower in San Francisco is a distinctive copper green flatiron building - perfect for photography. But the sky was uninteresting and the light not quite right. The vintage canvas texture from Shadowhouse Creations (SkeletalMess on Flickr) was just the ticket.
And although I'm sure drdesign's sooc photo was lovely, the added texture takes it to a new level. I loved the feeling of the subject almost whimsically standing at attention center stage, similar to mine.
Thanks for the amazing photos this week - you helped convert me into a lover of texture!
mosey of mosey along
October 10, 2010 by drdesigns