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The Art Of Using Textures In Your Photography

DENISE LOVE, 2 Lil' Owls Studio

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10 Videos (40m)
    • Intro to art of using textures

    • How to add a texture to your photograph

    • How to pick a texture to use

    • What you can use as a texture

    • How to add multiple texture layers

    • Manipulating your texture layer

    • Using a layer mask

    • Remove texture retain tone

    • Remove texture retain tone paint on

    • How to replace a dull sky


About This Class


Combine your love of photography with your desire to create art.  In this workshop I give you the tools you need to get started with working fine art textures into your photography.  I show you some basic techniques and some advanced methods you can use in your texture work. 

What you will learn:

  • How to add a texture to your photo
  • How to select a texture
  • What you can use as a texture
  • Manipulating your texture layer
  • Using a layer mask
  • How to remove texture and retain tone on your subject
  • How to replace a dull sky

This course is designed to give your the tools to get creative in your photography using textures.

What you will need: 

  • Photoshop (These techniques also work in Photoshop Elements)
  • Photos
  • Textures - I give you a collection in the project area to get you started!
  • Your imagination!

Lets get started! I cannot wait to see where this journey leads you!

22 of 22 students recommendSee All

I learned so much in this class! Thanks!!
This class helped greatly in my understanding of how to use textures -- including which textures work best for each particular photo. I highly recommend this class!
Excellent explanation of how to use textures






2 Lil' Owls Studio

I started 2 Lil' Owls Studio in 2012 so I could share my passion for art and photography with others. 2 Lil' Owls Studio gives you the creative digital art tools you need to push your photography further.

With our collection of Lightroom Presets, Photoshop Actions, Fine Art Textures and Creative Workshops - it is easy to elevate your work to new levels. We are passionate in providing you with the highest quality digital tools to give you professional results every time. Whether you are...

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