One of this week’s assignments was to add texture to a photo in Adobe Photoshop CC 2017. It’s been a long time since I’ve done something even relatively similar to this, so it was quite a challenge. Once I figured it out, though, it was no big deal!
I started with two original photos, one background photo and one texture photo. The background photo was one I used for our other assignment this week, and I took the texture photo of a leather purse I got in the Dominican Republic.
Obviously, I didn’t want my snowboarding boots to be brown, so I changed the texture photo to black and white. Then, I cropped it to show just the part of the texture I liked the best.
Next, I layered the texture photo over the background photo in the places I wanted the texture. I decreased the opacity so the photos would blend together better.
Finally, I created a mask over the texture image and used the brush tool at full opacity to mask out all of the parts I didn’t want textured. Then, I decreased the opacity of the brush and lightened the texture even more to make sure the texture looked as natural as possible and to make sure the photos blended together nicely.
Even though I like the original photo as it is unedited, I’m happy with how the edited one turned out. This was a really great exercise to help me understand masking and blending images.
Here’s the final product: Leather Boots!