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New Texture Pack : Vintage Film and Photography II

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Hi everybody,

I've just finished and completed a new pack of textures, that were a long time in the making

It is the second part of my Vintage Film and Photography collection





This time you get 30 handmade textures and overlays reminiscent of old vintage glass negatives / tin types and emulsion plates. Once again, I hope you will find, that I caught the essence of this quite well. 

The textures and available on my site here:

Vintage Film And Photography II
30 textures are 18,90 € (+ 7% VAT within the EU)

You can purchase them for US$ 23,90 also in my Creative Market store here:
Vintage Film and Photography II on Creative Market

How do images look like when processed with these textures?
Have a look:


Or turning day into night with the help of two textures in this image: 


I processed this with these two textures:

Timeline Videos of my work with Layers

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Hello,

recently I started making short Videos of my work to show their evolution until the final image layer by layer in Photoshop. Here are the first two of them


1. Other Worlds











2. Surrender to the Night







Hope you like them. If you have any questions, please comment or shoot me a message.
Thanks for watching!

Abstract Skies II & how to use them

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Hi,
ever wondered how to add some painterly clouds and textures to an dull monochrome sky?
Use textures that feature subtle cloud structures!
I made 12 textures, that have clouds in them and I used them in the following images:





As you can see in the before images one obviously needs skies with a lot of negative space to fill. So these are either clear blue cloudless skies or skies overcast with indifferent clouds.
Erasing parts of the texture with a soft brush on a layer mask is always a good way to get rid of parts, that you don't want to have a texture on.

Apart from using the MULTIPLY blend mode I also often use the texture in NORMAL mode and create a soft transition between the landscape and the sky by applying a gradient on a layer mask, like I used on Dangerous Waters.

Any questions? Don't hesitate to contact me.



These textures are available on my site here:

ABSTRACT SKIES II TEXTURES
You'll get 12 large sized textures for 8,90 €

Or you can head over to my CreativeMar…

30 Grunge Frame Overlays and Cyber Week savings

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Hello,

I have a new set of 30 high resolution png-overlay ready in my shop. With these you can easily create distressed borders around your images or use them as layer masks.

You can get them here: Grunge Frame Overlays
Get them for € 19,90 (+ 7% VAT in the EU)






CYBER WEEK OFFER
To kick off this release you get a whopping 20% off all my texture packs from Monday November 27, 2017 until Sunday December 03, 2017 All you have to do is enter the coupon code

CYBER17

at the Check-Out!
Link to my Texture packs: 
DW TEXTURE PACKS



Examples & Tutorial
I prepared a few examples and a short tutorial how I quickly made these in Photoshop.





These were rather easy to make: 1. Open the image that you want to add the frame to in Photoshop 2. Drag the mask you want to apply onto the image it should look like that:



3. Click on the layer mask (while hitting the command key on a mac / the crtl key in Windows) of the grunge mask to select the frame
4. Activate the Background layer by clicking on it and copy the …

Painterly Images with Lightroom Presets and Textures

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Hello, over the past years I have posted many tutorials concentrating on the use of textures. I know, that I often mentioned that I process my images with the help of Adobe Lightroom before I load them into Photoshop to treat them further with textures. I finally have put together my first small set of Lightroom Presets that helps you creating impressionistic painterly images combining these presets with some of my textures.







You can get these in my CreativeMarket shop here: Impressions Lightroom Presets




Short Tutorial - Making of CANVAS DREAMS

I spent a week in the Normandy, France in May, where I took this shot of red poppies in the dunes with view of the beach. This photo seemed a perfect candidate to show you how to easily create a painterly picture with the help of one of the presets as well as the texture included in this set.


It wasn't a particularly bright day, rather cloudy and windy and the photo turned out as a bit dark.



I often process every picture individually withou…

Two Dark Images & May Flash Sale

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Welcome to my re-designed blog...

I know, I have neglected this blog and I thought, that changing the layout and adding a SHOPs page ,where you can have easy access to my print shops and textures, would be a good start to get into posting on a more frequent basis.

So, let's start.

I wanted to show you two new pieces, that I have been working on today and yesterday evening.
I am always trying something new, new techniques or new interesting imagery. Often there is not much planning involved. In the case of these images I went through unprocessed material and then started to work following my imagination. One thing led to another and here we go....

In the first picture "One Tree Rock" I deleted a lot of elements with Photoshop's content aware spot healing brush and also used their content aware move tool to place the rock in the middle of the image. I used some of my textures from the Scriptures-Pack



In the 2nd picture I reflected the abandoned railway with its trees a…