Friday, February 10, 2012

How to make a photograph look Abstract with the use of textures

In this Tutorial I will try to explain how to create a Texture Blend Photograph with Abstract look. This piece is one of my most popular of the series:


As always, I will start with the original image, I love the composition of a Lonely tree by the lake:


First I will fix the Levels. The first image shows the original levels, the second shows after the adjustments have been made:

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Next step is play with Hue/Saturation and Vibrance, in order to achieve better colors, as shown bellow:

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...and here is the final result after all of the corrections have been done:


Now it's time to add some textures. For references on how, and where to find good once visit my previous tutorial

This is the first texture I used with Difference Blending option:


I chose to use that Blending option because I wanted to achieve an abstract color, something that doesn't really exist in the real world, but looks beautiful from a creative point of view. Here is the image after the first texture was applied:


To achieve a higher intensity of the colors and details, I applied a second texture with Linear Burn Blending option and Opacity 59%:


And before I show you the Final result I would like to add another image with the Layer Panel, so you have an idea how every layer was positioned:


...and here you go, the Final look of the Abstract Nature piece:


Thank you very much for stopping by. I hope that tutorial was useful, and please feel free to check back next Friday for more. Have a great day...

4 comments:

  1. Hi Milena.

    First thx for the guide :) Will try this out ^^
    Which tool did you use? Seems something like Macintosh?

    Regards Silvio

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    1. Hi, Silvio

      Thanks for stopping by :). Surprisingly, I work with PC. I know that most of the photographers and graphic designers use Mac, but I don't. In my opinion, I could achieve same results with both.

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