{160/365} – Tentative Textures

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 –

marblebrushessamples 

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:

Marble Linen Texture 

And I used it here –

oldbookswithmarblelinentexture 

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:

RobinHoodBrushesSample And then this texture:

Robin Hood Texture 

And this image uses both of my creations today –

Old Books 

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.

16 Comments

  • JoNelson

    December 5, 2010 at 4:43 am

    See Wendy, you stuck with it and look at the marvelous textures you created! They are beautiful. Good job.

  • Flickr: Kim Klassen

    December 5, 2010 at 6:51 am

    wonderful Wendy!! You go Girl…. 🙂

  • Flickr: Kim Klassen

    December 5, 2010 at 6:52 am

    awesome Wendy!

  • Flickr: Kim Klassen

    December 5, 2010 at 6:52 am

    really good.

  • Flickr: Kim Klassen

    December 5, 2010 at 6:53 am

    love these old books….and the texture works really well!

  • Flickr: Kim Klassen

    December 5, 2010 at 6:53 am

    love these old books….and the texture works really well!

  • Flickr: Kim Klassen

    December 5, 2010 at 6:53 am

    this is GOOD!!! really GOOD.

  • Flickr: Kim Klassen

    December 5, 2010 at 6:53 am

    this is GOOD!!! really GOOD.

  • Flickr: Trevellion

    December 5, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    This is good, I’ve been trying to make my own textures too but haven’t managed anything nearly as good as this.

  • Flickr: Life-n-Reflection

    December 5, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    Love the texture!

  • Flickr: BeverlyAshGilbert

    December 5, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    Love, love, love!!!

  • Flickr: Abide in Him

    December 6, 2010 at 2:01 am

    Stunning! Absolutely adore your work, Wendy!

  • Monica

    December 6, 2010 at 2:20 am

    Wow! Those are absolutely fantastic textures!
    They look so beautiful on those books too.

    I love them

  • Flickr: janet_walker_01

    December 6, 2010 at 5:29 am

    Wow, what a wonderful texture!

  • Flickr: janet_walker_01

    December 6, 2010 at 5:29 am

    Beautiful!

  • Flickr: GcGirl60♥maureen

    December 6, 2010 at 5:52 am

    lovely shot. old books and an old camera, perfect.
    nice texture work too.

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