Before and after processing with texture overlays …
I love the tightly curled petals around the centre of this pretty dahlia, one of the flowers in a bunch given to me for my birthday. To emphasise the central whorl, I processed the photo with a couple of textures.
Heat Wave – 2 (right) is quite an old texture I made from a photo of a dish of small glass beads and a photo of the pealing paint on my old wooden desk. It adds a touch of warmth and sparkle.
Photoshop Texture Recipe
This recipe assumes a level of familiarity with applying and selectively removing textures in Photoshop. If you’re not familiar with the processes involved, please check out my tutorials.
- Dahlia photo, Normal 100%.
- Heat Wave – 2, Softlight 70%. On a layer mask, use a brush @ 100% to remove the texture over the centre of the dahlia.
- Coloured Chiffon, Softlight 70%.
- Dahlia photo, Filter > High Pass, 3 pixels, to sharpen and define the edges of the petals.