Category Archives: Photography

Adding Texture Tutorial


It may be uncanny to see me make Photoshop tutorials but you’ll get used to it. As a student requested, I will show you how to add textures to some parts of your photograph (i.e. dirt onto a ball).

What You’ll Be Making:

Tools:

  • Photoshop
  • Quick Selection Tool
  • Pictures/Stocks
  • Layermasks
  • Brush

Steps:

1. A. Make a new document.

B. Bring in your texture first onto one layer.

C. Bring in the picture you want to add the texture too.

2. If you haven’t done so already, move your texture layer below the layer of the picture you’re working on.

3. Press W to bring up the Quick Selection Tool. Your cursor should change to that of a circle with a plus sign in the middle. Use this tool select the area of which you want to place a texture on. You will a moving dashed line as the outline of your selection.

4. A. When your selection is perfected, move up the texture layer above your working photograph layer. You will still see the dashed outline on top of all the layers.

B. With the selection visible and the texture layer highlighted, click the Add Layer Mask button (the one that looks like a gray box with a white circle inside of it).

C. After doing so, your texture will be masked inside your selection. You can stop from here but you wouldn’t really want to without refining it a bit.

D. You could alter the fill’s opacity. You could even paint the mask with white (using just the brush) to soften  the edges.

5. Continue to play around and experiment to refine your masked texture.

Adding texture is key to enhancing images.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and learned something new.


A 10 Hour Saturday School


This blog post features a camera icon that will be used in my soon-to-be-finished AME brochure. I will also upload it into the box widget on the right.

Today was an exciting Saturday and I couldn’t it have been any better or different.

I arrived at school near 7:00 and came upon a group of students/friends waiting outside the door that leads to Skocko’s room. Unknowingly, I have arrived at a time where Danny O. was trying to film his ASB Dodgeball video which will be up soon. Intentionally I wanted to go straight to work in the computer lab but I decided to stay and help out Danny since his co-Producer James Wirig failed to come in early(he was sleeping) so he was an hour late. We all yelled at him later. I helped out bring in and out equipment and help block lighting from hitting the lens. I managed to take some pictures/videos that will likely going to be in the making  of the dodgeball video.

I also messed around and Skateboarding the whole time, usually interrupting filming. I even tried taking pictures while skateboarding which was a success but led to some bad quality images. Everyone was hitting each other with the dodgeball;l it was no wonder why we had to take about 7 hours to film the whole thing (5:30-12:00).

After that, we took R&R-drank some soda and ate some pizza and uploaded the video. People stayed till 2:00 where mostly everyone left while Danny O., Chris C., and I went to film Thoroughly Modern Millie (2:00-5:00). It was a wonderfully performed play which really made this Saturday school the best-though I barely did any work at all.

New Gallery:Photography


If you didn’t know, I borrowed a Canon EOS digital rebel XTi (a.k.a EOS 400D Digital camera ). I been taking photos of pets, furniture, family, and other subjects. I suck at photography in my opinion. See for yourself! Please don’t hate them. Go here for photography.

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