I don't have Photoshop or any fancy-schmancy photo editing program. I rely on the basics of Picasa (downloaded) and Photoshop. But I've admired many bloggers who use "textures" to modify their photos. Today, Jen from Muddy Boot Dreams posted a tutorial on how to add texture to a photo in Picasa. I was so excited that I dashed off to create such an image before even commenting on her blog.
I lightened the above image using the fill light feature on Picasa.
This is the second photo I used.
And there it is, my first photo with texture. I'm not entirely happy with it, but have some ideas as to how to proceed. I want to take a bunch of photos of just textures to add to my photos.
Have you learned anything new recently, via the blogging world or otherwise? I'd love to know.
Now, click on over to Jen's blog and try it out yourself!