Category Archives: Plants

Feb 2: 366-30 The Rose

Valentine’s is around the corner and love is in the air!  I have a lovely oversize rose prop that I’ve been using this year on the studio set.  With this being February, it seemed fitting that it would make an appropriate texture to offer you.

Texture 366:30 The Rose

Now, if you’ve been following along this past month, or you’ve been experimenting yourself, you know that the results of using a texture can have a drastically different feel from the original texture itself.  While the Rose may say “Valentine!” the way I chose to use it says something more like “funky!” or “surreal!”.I opened up a scenic that I took while hiking Mount Ranier in 2008 and cropped it to just a tree top.  The original crop is on the left, below.  With a layer of The Rose texture, setting the layer property to Exclusive, I adjusted the fill to 70% and the saturation of the texture layer to +90 and definitely achieved a completely different look!

Please do post links to projects where YOU have used this provided texture and tell us how you tweaked it to fit your needs.  Feedback is welcomed – leave comments and questions and I’ll see if I can come up with some answers! All textures are available for personal or commercial use. They are NOT allowed to be resold or to be claimed as your own.  Just click through for the larger size file, right-click that one and save the texture to your own computer.  My sample uses of the texture are not available for any use.

Now – if you’ve gone wild with a texture and just LOVE it … a small donation showing that love sure would be appreciated (but is not mandatory).   Just go to PayPal.com and send your donation to DogBreedz (at) yahoo.com.

Happy Texturing!

Peggy at DogBreedz.net and the DogBreedz Blog

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Jan 5: 366-05 Sunflower

On my last trip to New Jersey,  I caught some great sunflower images.   This texture is cropped from one of my close-ups. 

Texture 366-05 Sunflower

Finding a photo from my files to use for this one was a bit challenging!  Here is the before and after I ended up with (truth be told, I like the before photo better – but I wanted to illustrate the use of the Sunflower in some way).  I chose this photo to give the background over the Cocker Spaniel a bit of a funky look, to illustrate how a morning hangover might feel : )-.  I changed the hue and lowered the opacity of the final overlay to complement the image a bit more than the original file.
I’m curious to know – what graphics program do YOU use?  I edit/create in Photoshop CS3.  Share your choice of programs in the comments section!  Also, feel free to comment and post links to projects where YOU have used this texture and tell us how you tweaked it to fit your needs.  Feedback is welcomed! All textures are available for personal or commercial use. They are NOT allowed to be resold or to be claimed as your own.  Just click through for the larger size file, right-click that one and save the texture to your own computer.  My sample uses of the texture are not available for any use.

 
Now – if you’ve gone wild with a texture and just LOVE it … a small donation showing that love sure would be appreciated (but is not mandatory).   Just go to PayPal.com and send your donation to DogBreedz (at) yahoo.com.  Happy Texturing!
 
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