So, after my first attempt at making a texture, this time, I really spent more time thinking about what I wanted to do, and the look I wanted to achieve. Then, I rewatched Kim’s video lessons that are part of the Art of Texture ecourse, and plotted my photos of the day based on what I thought I might create.
First, I made another set of custom brushes for Photoshop. Just in case you have no idea what I’m talking about, in Photoshop, as you know, you have a brush tool. The brush tool is really basically a stamp. It comes loaded with many shapes and sizes, but you can also buy, or find for free, custom brush sets that can be loaded into your palette. So, your custom brush could be a butterfly, or a grungy edge, or text, or anything you want. So, that’s what I mean when I say I made a custom brush set – a set of brush tips that can be loaded into your brush tool in Photoshop. Anyway, here they are –
I made these from a photograph of my marble front step. And then, using these brushes, my leaf brushes from the other day, as well as the photo of my front step and a photo of my linen shade, I made this:
And I used it here –
When I was pulling books of my shelf to set up this little still life, I fell in love with my 1888 copy of Robin Hood. So, I scanned the cover, some of the text and illustrations inside, and created this brush collection and this texture:
And this image uses both of my creations today –
And now, I’m quite exhausted.
Maybe tomorrow I’ll conquer my vintage edition of Swann’s Way. Or maybe I should actually read it first.