I’ve been throwing a lot of different tutorials at you lately, showing you many ways to use your new textures in your graphics and photos. For the next few-ish days, I’ll just be passing out new textures to you, and showing you an example of how I might use it. Let’s take some time and really play with the methods that have been introduced here – get comfortable with your graphics program and what possibilities are opening up to you! Today’s texture is a closeup of a canvas shoulder bag that was hanging out in the kennel, after going through the wash. The lower natural side light brought out not only the texture of the canvas, but also shows variations in the shadowing, for extra effect.
For this image, I thought about a photo I took last year of Reilly, a Glen of Imaal Terrier. The original photo was taken with a plain canvas backdrop, but it really is too plain for me, against his pretty wheaten color. I used two layers of this texture as overlays – the layer closest to the photo I inverted the image, and the topmost layer I left it as it is here, and lowered the opacity just a skooch. I think it really adds some nice texture to the backdrop and brings it closer to the look I was originally going for! The top is the original, the bottom is with the texture layers.
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! 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.