Image WalkThru Process

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I've had people often ask how I apply textures or what's my process when doing so.  Well, here's a walk thru, not a tutorial, to show the process I went through from the original before image to the finished after image. Hopefully this will give you some insight into my process and maybe you'll get some ideas to try yourself.
I've also included the six textures used in the process available in a zipped download if interested.




A Walk Thru Process:
Before -Step 1
Step 1: Open image to be used, which becomes the "Background" layer.


Overlay-11     Overlay 11
Step-2
Step 2: Added "Overlay 11" and drag it on top of the background layer, I then set the "Layer Mode" to "Hard Light" and the "Opacity" at 29%.



Step-3
Step 3: Made a duplicate of the background layer and set the "Layer Mode" to "Soft Light" and the "Opacity" at 100%.


Overlay-8Overlay 8

Step-4
Step 4: Added "Overlay 8" and set the "Layer Mode" to "Multiply" and the "Opacity" at 70%.



Step-5
Step 5: Made another duplicate of the background layer and set the "Layer Mode" to "Soft Light" again and the "Opacity" at 54%.


Step-6
Step 6: Again, I made another duplicate of the background layer and set the "Layer Mode" to "Lighter" and the "Opacity" at 34%.


Butternut-SquashButternut Squash

Step-7
Step 7: Added "Butternut Squash" texture and set the "Layer Mode' to "Linear Burn" and the "Opacity" at 44%.


Overlay-16Overlay 16

Step-8
Step 8: Added "Overlay 16" and set the "Layer Mode" to "Soft Light" and the "Opacity" at 34%.



HeavensBlushHeavens Blush

Step-9
Step 9: Added "Heavens Blush" texture and set the "Layer Mode" to "Lighter Color" and the "Opacity" at 51%.


Step-10

Step 10: Made another duplicate of the background layer and set the "Layer Mode" to "Overlay" and the "Opacity" at 91%.


Step-11
Step 11: Again, I made another duplicate of the background layer and set the "Layer Mode" to "Multiply" and the "Opacity" at 32%.


Step-12
Step 12: Yes, once more I made another duplicate of the background layer and set the "Layer Mode" to "Multiply" and the "Opacity" at 83%.    Looks good, but maybe a hint of gold tone.


Difference-MakerDifference Maker

Step-13
Step 13: Finally, I added "Difference Maker" texture and set the "Layer Mode" to "Soft Light" and the "Opacity" at 38%.

That's it, all’s left now is to flatten the layers and save.
Hope you enjoyed!


Image Walk-Thru Texture Set Download:

11 comments:

Nechtan said...

Thanks very much for the tutorial. I wasted many hours in Lightroom trying to emulate it- my wife wanted a photo of herself and I thought the effect looked great. I really do appreciate you taking the time to explain it in such simple terms.

Many thanks

Nechtan

Bonnie said...

Love these Jerry. Thanks.

The Painting Queen said...

Beautiful!

Jerry you are so wonderful to share your walk thru process! Thank you as I am always wondering when I look at a photo I have to do, "How would Jerry handle this?" Now I have some new layering ideas to try in the future. Thank You!!!

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

Hello Jerry,
Thank you so much for this. I'm still teaching myself Photoshop and I get braver and braver everytime I work on a project, but I still had not used any of your gorgeous textures as anything but backgrounds. I promise to try this all out!

Thank you again!

Betty

Grandma Deal said...

Still very new to photo editing. Been trying for a week to make a portrait look right. Open the computer this morning and there you are. Exactly what I've been looking for. Thank you for sharing. You are appreciated.

Geri Centonze said...

Hi Jerry, Love your textures. Did you design your background? It's gorgeous! Would love for you to check out artseebloggers.com (a blog I created as a directory for the creatively inclined). So far no men have joined and would love for you to be the first. If you do, I'll even post about it!

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot

Stacey Dawn said...

I'm just learning to use textures and downloaded some of yours to play with. They are gorgeous! Thank you for being so generous. You have such great talent!

Julie E.. said...

Thanks for the info and the beautiful textures!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the walk-through and the textures; both are inspiring and I'm sure will be incredibly useful. Your generosity is much appreciated!!!

Karla said...

Beautiful Jerry.
I find it fascinating how you work.
I work similarly and find it hard to explain, as I am guided by intuition.
Karla
(oh, the link doesn't work :) - K.)

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