WHO THIS IS FOR:
Beginners or anyone who is interested in how I used three Painterly Textures with my photo
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
Earlier this year my hiking friend and I were out walking around Moorpark College taking photos of flowers…or whatever caught our eyes. I loved the pretty pink Amaryllis we came across. I took photos from several different angles and thought I’d try using this photo with my new textures. Follow along as I show you how I created this painterly look.
Find an image you want to use, if you have RAW photos, start with that, otherwise you can use .PNG, .TIF, or .JPG.
Process your photo with your favorite imaging software. Here I used Topaz Studio to create a painterly feel.
Mask out the background using any of the programs above.
Since I have a 9.7″ iPad Pro with Apple Pencil, my choice for this is using Affinity Photo for iPad. I started by opening the texture first, then placing the flower photo on a separate layer. I also made the layer a little larger and moved the flower stalk to the right.
While I liked the look, the “pink” was just too much. I placed texture 8 on a new layer above and clicked on the mask icon. Using a low flow along with a light grey color, I revealed some of the pink from the layer below.
I added a Bilateral Blur to the texture layers.
To give the image a cohesiveness, I placed texture 15 at the top of the layer stack. I changed the mode to “Multiply” and the opacity to 50%.
Here is a screenshot of the layers and their masks.
While still on my iPad Pro, I took the saved image into JixiPix’s app Impresso to create the final look.
I hope that this tutorial gives you the confidence to try using textures with your photos. If you have any questions, feel free to ask below.