Fine Art Textures for Photography
What are they, and how are they used?
With Ms. Simons
Questions About Textures:
What is a fine art texture? Why use textures in photography? When are textures used (under what circumstances)? Who uses textures? Where can textures be found? How are textures used?
What are Textures?They are essentially image files which can be used as overlays (or blended layers) with your photographic work.
They can be nearly anything, including scans of flat objects, or even other photos. Image possibilities include clouds, rain, water drops on glass, bubbles, water reflections, bricks, wood, plant material, etc.
There are infinite implications!
Why Use Textures? Because, Art! Create visual interest in simple photos with lots of negative space Create a vintage, or antiqued effect (make your own filters) Mimic other art mediums (painting, illustration, graffiti, etc.) Create a 3D textural effect
Abstract your subject Help Deliver a Message Tell a Story Enhance/ Heighten or Communicate a Mood
When you want more visual interest / or tospice up negative space
By Mariliana Arvelo
When you want a vintage effect
By Doug Landreth, Still Life, Pitcher
When you want to mimic another art medium, like painting
By Denver area photographer, Mark S. Johnson
When you want a 3D, textural look
Entitled,Bring it Forward.
When you want to deliver a message, or convey a theme
By Denver Area Photographer, Mark S. Johnson
By Mark Johnson
When you want to tell a story, or clearly communicate a mood
By Doug Landreth
Where to find: How to Use:For Todays Practice: Bitt Box
For Later: You!
Tutorial: Using Textures to Enhance Photos
Select and download textures from Bittbox Add the textures as layers to one of your
personal photos, in photoshop. Experiment with blending modes and