Art Beyond the Lens. Working with Digital Textures by Sarah Gardner

By Sarah Gardner

Vintage-looking, dream-like textures can open up a complete new global on your images. besides the fact that, there's a lot, even more to operating with textures than just merging them with a picture through Photoshop. during this attractive new consultant from texture guru Sarah Gardner, youll examine every little thing there's to understand approximately find out how to maximize the possibility of those fascinating instruments. as well as countless numbers of lovely instance pictures, this e-book can be filled with functional recommendation on what makes a very good texture, and the way and whilst to exploit them. How a picture is first and foremost captured and processed has an important influence at the impact a texture could have, so youll additionally study what to contemplate whilst composing and taking pictures (rather than just counting on post-processing) and the way to take advantage of lighting fixtures and history issues successfully for later paintings with textures. Workshop notes and a supplemental site can help you set Sarahs strategies into perform instantly. attractive sufficient to sit down in your espresso desk but functional adequate to shop close to your computing device, this e-book will convey you every thing you want to recognize to get that coveted vintage-feel on your pictures, no matter if youre an informal family members snapper or a pro expert.

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First, I can be sure to ­capture the finer delicate details (­especially when working with floral setups), and second, when it comes to ­processing I have the flexibility to ­introduce additional contrast from my textures without overdoing it. Why is it important to shoot with textures in mind? Why is it important to shoot with textures in mind? Image capture and processing with textures don’t work in isolation from one another; they work together. You can’t just throw a texture over a badly composed image and hope to make it into a great piece of photographic artwork.

This has nothing to do with the intensity in which I use a texture, but instead it refers to the scale of the texture’s marks and scratches. Likewise, when I’m processing a composition of pretty blooms from the garden, I can be more generous with my texture selection and use those of a larger scale. Selecting textures that complement the scale of my composition ensures that the balance between my image and the texture appears natural and authentic. The scale of the texture used will, by illusion, imply an inherent size to my work.

42 Art Beyond the Lens From plain to textured When photographing still life setups, finding great backgrounds can be hard work. However, because I process with textures I can rely on them to take the hard work out of it! Plain backgrounds can be fused with textures to create genuine areas of ­interest. ­Textures can give plain backgrounds a new lease on life and create a somewhat romantic, shabby chic, or vintage ambiance. You know by now that I like ­nothing more than ­showing off great textures when working with large areas of negative space.

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