time for a new tip regarding the use of textures. Sometimes I produce textures that are rather very grungy, which is fine, but there is always the danger that these overpower a picture quite easily.
In cases that I want to use them but want to avoid them to get too dominant I simply rotate them and use lower opacities while processing.
Before I get to a step by step discription, here is the image I did texturize:
Texturizing the picture
One of the textures I wanted use on this picture has a really very strong grunge look:
You can download the texture here:
Crumpled Paint texture download
As you can see I ended up using two textures several times. The first one Never Ending Tale I chose, because I liked the colours. I found out that to use only the Multiply mode at a high setting overpowered a lot of the fine twig structures. I could keep them the way they were by using Darken and then Multiply - this way I didn't have to do a elaborate selection.
I was able to reduce the strong and powerful texture of the Crumpled Paint texture by rotating it twice clockwise and by using Overlay at 10% insted of 30% once.
Adding a bit more subtle texture and brightening the picture was achieved with the last lighter texture as well as with the curves layer.
Please have a look at my textures & overlays available here:
Thank you for reading and have a nice weekend!