Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Blending textures with Soft Light, part of Photoshop for Designers: Textures (2011).
In this chapter we are going to see how we can integrate photographic textures…like the one I have here this rust texture into our images using blending modes…and while we can't really predict with absolute certainty which blending mode is…going to work, we know that certain blending modes are more likely to work than…others and the likely candidates are Soft Light, Overlay, Multiply, Screen.…We are going to see some examples of working with these blending modes.…So to start with, I thought we could re-create this image and let me just…break this down for you.…
We have this as our starting image to which I've added on a Gradient Overlay to…give it a vignetting effect.…I have reduced the Saturation just to give it a more nostalgic look, adjusted…the Color Balance to shift the colors more to a yellow sort of faded look, and…then I'm working in this rust texture, the one that we saw before and I'm…blending it in using a combination of the Blend mode Soft Light and the layer…mask that's applied to it.…
- Using render filters
- Applying textures with the Texturizer filter
- Adding noise and film grain
- Matching grain when cloning
- Aging photos
- Blending textures with layer masks
- Applying texture to an uneven surface
- Creating texture brushes
- Building density with brush settings
- Applying texture to type
- Finding, downloading and installing actions
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: In the movie, "Finding, downloading, and installing actions" Nigel directs me to a page at Adobe.com that no longer exists to download a Photoshop action. What happened to it?
1. Patterns Versus Textures
Working with textures6m 52s
2. Using the Render Filters
3. Using the Texture Filters
4. Adding Noise and Grain
5. Aging Photos
6. Combining Textures with Blending Modes and Layer Masks
7. Creating Textures with Artistic and Sketch Filters
8. Creating Sampled Brushes
9. Type and Texture
10. Automating Textures
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