- Using blending modes, masks, and selections to build backgrounds
- Creating and sourcing backgrounds
- Creating effects with textures
- Adding textures to portraits and landscapes
- Licensing textures
- Creating texture-based effects on the iPhone
Skill Level Intermediate
- [Narrator] Have you ever taken a photo you thought was great, and then it seems kind of ordinary? But in your heart of hearts, you know the seeds of greatness are hidden in that mundane exterior. Using backgrounds and textures in Photoshop can be a transformative set of techniques that gives you an incredible boost to your creative power and can extend otherwise fairly ordinary images into the realm of dynamic art. A background provides a context and frame for an image while a texture is an overlay that changes an image's look and feel to create an entirely different reality for your photo.
Whether you're a professional communicator who needs to create attention-getting visuals or simply wanna make striking imagery, I will show you how to achieve fantastic results using case studies and my experience as a successful photographic artist. The tools involved are simple, all you need are your own photos, a few background and texture files, which I will show you how to get, and how to make, simple Photoshop layers, and your creative imagination.
My name is Harold Davis, I'm an artist, photographer, and writer. I call myself a photographer as poet, and I've been lucky enough to make my living traveling the world and creating imagery from whatever I wanna photograph, often using backgrounds and textures to make my photos more artistic. Come join me on a great adventure as I show you, in a few simple steps, how to make your photos more dynamic, powerful, and exciting, using backgrounds and textures.