Texture processing c&c

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  1. fokker

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    Since I've already submitted an entry for the 'textures' contest I thought I'd ask for some c&c on these ones.

    They are obviously processed quite heavily using cs3, with about 3 texture and 2-3 additional layers on each one. I went for the 'aged' look to complement/emphasise the fact that the flowers are dying. Personally I think it works, but curious to know what others think - did I got too far?


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    Thanks for looking
     
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    LOVE this. Very Van Gogh.
    I hate to nit-pick, but I with the petals on some of the flowers were not cropped out.
     
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    #2 > #1 IMO

    #1 looks overdone and the vase just doesn't seem "old" enough.

    #2 looks just right with no modern things to ruin the feel.
     
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    One thing you can do to draw attention to key features in an image with texture layers over it, is to add a layer mask then use a soft brush at around 3-15% opacity to punch a hole in the layer (use black) and reveal more of what's underneath. You need to do it with each additional layer to a greater or lesser extent to give the effect you want, and if you go too far, just change to white and paint it back in.
     
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    looks great to me! i love working w textures and this one i would find very useful!
     
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    Yes I feel the same, didn't really notice it until after I'd done it that the vase didn't quite fit the theme.




    Thanks for the tip, I'll give it a go next time I try one of these :thumbup:
     
  7. Chris of Arabia

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    If you want a good example of what can be done with textures, stop over at Jill's Flypaper Textures site (borealnz at flickr). She does some great work and explains much of what she's up to on her blog.
     
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    Yeah I've seen her stuff, it's very impressive (and inspirational).
     

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