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Feb 6, 2020 09:30:49   #
Linda From Maine Loc: Yakima, Washington
 
If you have a file you'd like to share, please post to the thread.

For those new to using textures, overlays, backgrounds or sky replacements, click MinnieV's discussion/share topic on using textures (2016 in For Your Consideration) and a more recent in PP Forum, Switching Skies

A free site for brushes and textures: brusheezy.com

From MinnieV:
"My own favorite free resource is Shadowhouse. I seldom buy them but have bought a few from https://2lilowls.com/ who has good sales fairly often and even gives some away (hoping you'll buy more).

Shoot your own too. Take pictures of water, clouds, wood, concrete, fabric, paper. Save them as png's and you will soon have your own texture library."


Make more than one look from a single file by changing colors, blurring, adding a filter from your editor or combining two or more.

These are jpg's, but I'm just learning from MInnieV and Rongnongno it's better to save your own as png. Check file size if you want to share (20 mb max).
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3. A pretty sky I simply blurred in pp.
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4. Can't recall if I manipulated this or not. Was a rather threatening sky!
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5. FROM SHADOWHOUSE, free
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Feb 6, 2020 10:21:32   #
RichardTaylor Loc: Sydney, Australia
 
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Church window.
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Feb 6, 2020 11:08:12   #
kenievans Loc: Dallas
 
I love using textures in my post processing. Here are two of my favorite sites for free textures. While they are free, please be sure and read the requirements for using them. Some of them ask you to give credit to the original creator if used in your work but the majority give you free use for however you would like to use them.

https://www.deviantart.com/search/deviations/all/all/photography?q=textures

https://inspirationfeed.com/free-photoshop-textures/

I have included three of my favorite sky backgrounds that I shot. If you would like the RAW (CR2) files please let me know and I will put them in a dropbox.

Information on the last two pics:
https://www.uglyhedgehog.com/t-644936-2.html#11192157

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Feb 6, 2020 12:09:56   #
minniev Loc: MIssissippi
 
Here's a few of my dam shots that I've used as textures - the rushing water, the concrete, the mist, the dambow we get on some sunny mornings. I like to use textures from the same scene as the image when I can, makes it interesting.

But I'll try most anything. Shoot what's around you. This morning I shot a bowl of soapsuds to use as an overlay, and an out of focus image of the hedge in front of my house to use as a background for a project I'm doing today. There is a ton of stuff you can gather right around you: your walls, various papers, covers of books, a leather purse or wallet, water in innumerable containers, glass, concrete on the back patio, your marble or tile countertop, woodgrain on your coffee table, fabric. Collect while you're out shooting and collect around the house on a rainy day.


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Feb 6, 2020 19:49:46   #
E.L.. Shapiro Loc: Ottawa, Ontario Canada
 
You can use segments, reduce density, decrease saturation, or use as is.







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Feb 7, 2020 15:42:45   #
Linda From Maine Loc: Yakima, Washington
 
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sparkles on ice, manipulated
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Sky with extreme grain added.
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Feb 7, 2020 19:44:47   #
RichardTaylor Loc: Sydney, Australia
 
Scribly gum textures.


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Feb 7, 2020 21:48:15   #
Curmudgeon Loc: SE Arizona
 
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Raven droppings in a driveway!
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May 20, 2020 19:18:53   #
Linda From Maine Loc: Yakima, Washington
 
First two provided by Curmudgeon on May 20.

Last two are from HOT Texas on May 24.

Many thanks!!


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Jun 12, 2020 13:49:25   #
Curmudgeon Loc: SE Arizona
 
Some new ones


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Jun 12, 2020 14:08:44   #
Linda From Maine Loc: Yakima, Washington
 
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Jun 12, 2020 15:20:10   #
fergmark Loc: norwalk connecticut
 
I don't have a folder of textures as such, but I do have some that my be usable. A number of my paintings were more or less textures. Several of these.


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Jun 13, 2020 16:37:16   #
Curmudgeon Loc: SE Arizona
 
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Jul 14, 2020 15:08:49   #
Jim-Pops Loc: Granbury, Texas
 
Fabric texture


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Aug 16, 2020 12:49:05   #
NJFrank Loc: New Jersey
 
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