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Cloudscape - Abstract Skies Textures and Backgrounds & Weekend FREEBIE

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Hello,
I made a set of abstract sky textures and backgrounds, that I use in my work.
Hopefully you can use them in yours as well.
You can purchase them over at CreativeMarket:

Abstract-Skies




I  use them whenever I have a dull white or even blue sky or whenever I think the texture adds something special and unique to a picture.

Here are two examples where I used at least one of the abstract skies to add clouds or to replace the sky - please move over the image to see a before picture






Texture FREEBIE

It has been quite a while since I last had texture freebie, I promise to better myself ;-)
Here we are - please click on the texture to download from Picasa.


Aus Free textures Have a great weekend & be creative! Dirk

NEW - 12 Blue toned textures for photographers ( + 3 FREE bonus textures)

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Hi there,
I've just published a new set of fineart blue tones textures over at Creative Market. These 12 unique textures come with 3 bonus textures and you can get them for only 13 US$.

Shades of Blue II



Just to show you how they work, here is a before/after picture I texturized by using only two of the textures:



Easy to use: take a look at the layers in Photoshop


Thank you very much & be creative!
Dirk

Making of Aimless Wanderer & creating a MATTE look

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Hi,
today I wanted to show you a technique that helps to enhance the moodiness of a image. With the help of Lightroom's gradient tool or/and Photoshop's curves tool you can clip the shadows to achieve a matte effect.

Images that were treated this way also work well with textures.

Please move mouse over the picture for a Before/After look!




Working in Lightroom
After the playing around for a while the gradient curve looked somehow weird, but the the shadows looked faded & pale:


The important part you can see on the bottom left. I dragged the curve up, thus making the dark parts paler. I also used the sliders as you can see in the second screenshot to get the mood I wanted.


Here is a Before/ After view of the processed image:

The shadows in the right part of the picture are lighter & more pale/matte. It also seems to add more fog/haze to the overall image.
Working in Photoshop
Apart from some manipulations I wanted to show how I further texturized the picture as well as a…