Saturday, September 14, 2013
2BD28 Texture Tweaking
For this week's lesson, Kim had us take one of her textures and tweak it in Adobe Camera Raw to come up with 3 variations. This easier than I thought it might be--I now have to resist the temptation to fill up my hard drive with umpteen variants of textures. It's pretty amazing that you can get so many different looks out of 1 original just by playing with the sliders in Camera Raw. Temperature and Tone can change the color; Clarity and Vibrance can change the amount of grit / grunge ...
Once we had our texture variations, Kim had us set them in a 4-square layout. This has been the easiest method yet -- in my eyes. Stacking them in layers, then pulling them out and using the crop tool to extend the canvas. I added a snowflake brush in the center to tie it all together--kind of like a seal to brand them from the same family.