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Dash of Inspiration: Great Tutorials

March 28, 2016


When working with ‘digital effects’ and layering textures, it’s important to vary the intensity of the effect within your image. For example, faces and eyes especially, whether human or animal, should have a very light touch, whereas you may wish to have a background show an extreme effect. Understanding how to work with these cool techniques, when and how to apply them is a learning process and these finds today will help you get started.

CoffeeShop Photoshop/PSE Tutorial: Fine Art Texture, Selective Removal

Painting Textures – Free for CU from the Coffee Shop Blog


Notice the eyes and nose have very little textured layer showing Doreen Erhardt©

CoffeeShop Tutorial: Flower Art – Editing with Textures

How to Apply a Texture to a Selection in Photoshop by ZaniuM


The lion was added the foliage on the right was layered in, then a colored texture layer was added and removed from the lion. Doreen Erhardt©

How to Add a Texture in Illustrator

Digital Painting 101: Using Texture Brushes in Adobe Photoshop


Flower photo, added the swirl decor on the corners, then began applying texture layers and slightly removing it from the flower offered a pleasing glow for a wedding image. Doreen Erhardt©

There are lots and lots of great textures out there to try and wonderful tutorials to show you how to create with them regardless of the software you use to create with. Just remember as with all digital ‘goodies’ – never use them full strength and paint them out of areas where they make the subject difficult to see.

So until next week … Learn … Create … Inspire!


3 Comments leave one →
  1. Cathy permalink
    March 28, 2016 7:02 pm

    Great Info! Thank You!

  2. May 1, 2016 5:23 pm

    I look forward to reading through these thoroughly – thank you!

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