Textured Photos

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by sud, Jun 14, 2008.

  1. sud macrumors regular

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    Can anyone offer some advice on texturing, I have made a few attempts at flowers which are ok, but seem to ruin the photo when it comes to portrait shots.

    Iam using Pixelmator, which I know is pretty capable of most things for photographs.


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  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    What exactly is your goal with the whole texture thing? Is it to make the photo more interesting? As far as portraits go, personally I think most portraits should be presented without some funny plug-in applied to them, but that is me.
     
  3. emorydunn macrumors 6502

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    If you are having trouble with Pixelmator you can always try iPhoto. It may seem simple but when it comes to quicky applying effects and textures to photo it beats everything handsdown, IMO. For example (see the attachment) this too all of 5 minutes to get it just right in iPhoto, I think it turned out rathe well.
    If you still want to use Pixelmator I think the best advice is to just play aound with all the different options until you learn what each of them does and how you can get the desired look from each one or a combination of filters.
     

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  4. sud thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks emorydunn,

    Thats the sort of effect a am looking for, I tried with some texture layers then overlaid them and adjusted the opacity.

    How did you get that effect?

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  5. emorydunn macrumors 6502

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    GAA! I meant to check on that once I got home yesterday and I forgot, so now I'm back at work. If I remember (I'll edit this once I get home) I will check once I get home *writing myself a reminder*
    Oh, and all of that is done in iPhoto '08.

    OK, here is the list of effects:
    Antique, 9
    Fade Color, 4
    Edge Blur, 6
     
  6. sud thread starter macrumors regular

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