Flypaper Textures

Mist in the trees tutorial

For this misty mountain top landscape,
I used just two flypaper textures,
Raw Linen @ Linear burn setting 46% and opacity at 63%
although I liked it, I didn’t need the texture, so I blurred it with Gaussian blur for a smooth finish.
Necropolis was used in Overlay @ 55%, Opacity 56%
So we come to the 2nd brown version.

I really wanted a fresher look so I went to the top of the page,
image – adjustments – colour balance, with Necropolis-only selected,
and moved the sliders as shown, the Necropolis texture becomes bright green!


Flatten and crop square.
Et voila, a nice fresh but misty/moody landscape!

6 Responses to “Mist in the trees tutorial”

  1. Borealnz (Jill) says:

    Great tutorial Paul, the starting photo is nice but the finished one is stunning with the textures!

  2. paulgrand says:

    Thanks Jill, It was worth that freezing fog to get an image! 🙂

  3. Anonymous says:

    What a beautiful photo – and thank you so much for sharing your technique – much appreciated!

  4. paulgrand says:

    Thank you too!

  5. Andrew L says:

    Another lovely result. Thanks for sharing it.

    I take it that by setting and opacity you are referring to the opacity and fill sliders next the blend mode field?

  6. lee irvine says:

    Love your Textures! Learned about them from Ben Willmore.

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