The Texture Touch

I am often asked if textures can be added portraits.  The answer is yes! Adding texture to portraits provides a timeless feel.  I designed the new Legacy Collection Vol 2 to blend easily with portraiture.  The legacy  textures all lend a soft glow with delicate brush strokes or subtle patterns. 

texture.ology - video lesson
  1. Drop and drag legacy #6 texture onto your image
  2. From the layers palette select the softlight blending mode
  3. Slide the opacity bar to 50%
  4. Add legacy #7 texture to the top 
  5. Select the overlay blending mode
  6. Apply a layer mask to the texture 
  7. Select a large round soft brush to brush away texture from your subject

legacy

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18 comments :

  1. That texture does look great on that portrait! Thanks for sharing this resource. I am excited to check them out!

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  2. Well hello gorgeous eyes! Beautiful capture, those eyes just pop! I've been looking into trying a new lab, I'll give them a look, thanks!

    SO happy you came to link up w/ us again!!

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    1. Thanks Melanie, she is such a treasure to photograph. You'll love Pro Digital Photos if you give them a try!

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  3. Beautiful picture! Love the reflection in her eyes. Going to check the photo lab out now :)

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  4. OMGOSH.. That face.. So irresistably CUTE. I love it.. Thanks SO much for linking with us via Finagle A Foto! ADORABLE photo.. Just melts my heart.. ;)) Wishing you a wonderful week.. xo.. Marilyn (co-host..)

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  5. Wonderful textures and images, Kristy. Thank you so much for sharing at Your Sunday Best this week. xoxo

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  6. Hey Kristy!! I just wanted to let you know I nominated you...go check this out: Nomination

    <3 Amy

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    1. Awe Amy you are so sweetheart!! Thank You

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  7. I love seeing the recipe for your edit! Such a cute shot!

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  8. Oh and this is only the second week of touch up tuesday. :)

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    1. Thanks Sarah, that's makes feel less lost. I just found it was up today - So I glad only missed a week.

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  9. The baby is super adorable!! I love the subtle texture.

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  10. Love that texture with the portrait! Thanks again for linking up this week :)

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  11. You've made textures on portraits look effortless. Just beautiful.

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  12. That photo is amazing. What a gorgeous baby girl!! Those dark eyes are delicious and the texture you applied to the photo finishes it perfectly! I love your work!!

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I love reading your little notes, it makes me smile from ear to ear!