Textures speak volumes in the online world, giving viewers the feel of a canvas, the shine of metallic or the feel of a cracked and fragile vintage photograph
Blending textures as overlays onto photos is something I have been experimenting with and recently printed of the results on different papers via Smugmug and below is one of my experiments.
AFlickr blog favourited my Autumn leaves photo I took at Wombeyan Caves last year. And I decided what if a similar photo I had taken was completely transformed to give a dark, magical feel on a moonlit night.
I set about blending in sepia highlights for a bronzing effect, then added scratches and metallic overlay usingSnapseed, which has now been bought by Google and though the desktop version is no longer available.
It is available on mobile devices and within photo editing on Google+ in real time as well as some other awesome features like auto awesome (but that’s for another post!)
This was the result and I will also upload the result of printing on metallic paper just to make it pop even more.
Let me know what you have experimented with in textures and blending