I came across an image on Pixabay today of this owl and he basically screamed at me to stop what I was doing and play with him today. Not one to ignore a screaming image, I did just that. The photographer, Georg_Wietschorke, did an amazing job.
I used two of my Textured Backgrounds and a texture from The Cynthia Collection Part 3. The final texture was by Jai Johnson. The textured backgrounds gave the image a slight gesso feel to it, almost like the background was painted. I like that look in photographs.
Next came Linda Lee Hall’s Tree Branch Extractions to add a bit more detail to the foreground.
Anyone who knows the art side of me knows how much I love playing with light and shadows using curves. This image is no exception! Adding curves layers puts a bit more oomph into an image! I am hoping to do a tutorial on that in the near future!
Not only do I love light, but I love, love, love texture on my images! I made a quicky, basic, tutorial on an earlier blog post on how to use textures. It really is a very basic tutorial. There is so much more to using textures than I show in the tutorial, but, it will get you started if you aren’t familiar with them.
Hope you are having a spectacularly creative day!