I’ll whisper it to you if you’ll get in real close.
I discovered a new trick yesterday. Well, new to me anyway. Photos of scrapbooking paper can be made into textures for layers.
My discovery started at the local craft store. I noticed the wonderful papers that were marked “7 for $1.00.” It was worth a try, I thought. I had blown a dollar before hadn’t I?
So I quickly selected seven papers and paid my $1.04.
Here are the ones I selected:
When I got home I made an improvised studio set up that consisted of a clothes drying rack placed in front of a large window. One at a time the papers were clipped to the rack with clothes pins. I took a photo of each paper; applied a Lightroom preset; and voila….my own texture creations. I can go back and change the texture as I want simply by going back to the original and making any desired adjustments in Lightroom or Photoshop.
They work! Here’s a quick sample –
Now I don’t have to go around saying “Texture credit ___________”
The sky is the limit. I have my eye on some other papers and plan to go back to the store — now that I know this will work.
Seven for a dollar. Not bad for some quick and easy textures! And…..a way to fight the winter time blues.