|Texture for flower and fine art, Canon 5D Markii, Lensbaby double glass optic at f4, 1/2500sec, ISO200|
Using texture is a big trend in post production, depending of what you want to achieve, vintage look, adding mood, fine art, it’s all depend of what you want to communicate.
|Texture to add mood and grunge, Canon 5D Markii, Canon 24-105 at 24mm, f8, 1/800sec, ISO200|
|Texture to add mood and grunge, Canon Rebel Xsi Infra Red, Canon 24-105 at 105mm, f8, 1/80sec, ISO200|
|This one is a composite of many images, adding texture to add mood.|
|Canon 5D Markii, Lensbaby pinhole optik, using Chinese Paper Texture onOne Perfect Effect software|
|Another composite image, adding texture to add softness to the mood, and to isolate the subject.|
First of all you need to get the textures, most program, like onOne already have textures, I also shoot my own, get free one on line and buy from texture provider like Florabella and Flypaper, I also use a texture plug in for Photoshop “Totally Rad” Dirty Pictures, the plug in comes with 21 textures, and it is easy to add to it, I added my favorite textures from Florabella and Flypaper without any problem, I am not sure how many textures that can be input to the program, but right now I probably have around 200 that's quite enough for my needs, I am also using onOne program, they add bonus texture all the time, and it's very easy to use, probably one of the best program on the market that is a plug in and also a stand alone.
|Using texture with portrait, to add color uniformity to the scene, Canon 5D Markii, Canon 24-105 at 105mm, f4, 1/125 sec, ISO200|
|Adding texture to isolate the subject, Canon 5D Markii, Canon 70-200 at 200mm, f11, 1/25sec, ISO200|
|Adding bokeh texture to add mood, and isolate the subject, Canon 5D Markiii, Canon 85mm Prime Lens, f1.8, 1/500sec, ISO200|
|Texture to add story, and drama, Canon 5D Markii, Canon 24-105 at 40mm, f4, 1/15sec, ISO200|
|Composite image, using many layers of textures and paint brush, to create a story|
To use texture without plug ins, follow this link, http://digital-photography-school.com/how-to-use-textures-to-enhance-your-photographs/.
For me there is no good or bad method on applying textures, the only thing that is important is to get the effect or mood that I am looking for, that why I writing this post, to show you different subject and different result using all kind of textures.
|Texture to add contrast and isolate the subject, Canon 5D Markii, Lensbaby double glass optic, f5.6, 1/80sec, ISO200|
|Texture to add texture, contrast and isolate the subject, Canon 5D Markii, Lensbaby double glass optic, f2.8, 1/320sec, ISO200|
|Using texture for vintage, I used onOne perfect BW preset 19th Century Process daguerreotype hand color, Canon 5D Markii, Canon 50mm prime lens, f9, 1/250sec, ISO200|
|Vintage texture using Alien Skin Exposure 5, Canon 5D Markii, Canon 24-105 at 105mm, f10, 1/200sec, ISO200|
|Texture for painterly, effect Canon 5D Markii, Canon 24-105 at 65mm, f10, 1/80sec, ISO200|
|Texture for graphic imagery, Canon Rebel Xsi, Canon17-55 at 55mm, f10, 1/125sec, ISO200|
|Composite image, adding texture for contrast and to isolate subject|
|Adding texture to change the color for a vintage look, landing in Vancouver, Canon 5D Markii, Canon 50mm prime lens, f11, 1/320sec, ISO320|
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