Create a fine art composite in 1 minute.

 

 You can create rich textured effects in Photoshop or ON1

You'll learn the technique and create this photo in less than a minute... And all the ingredients are FREE. 

START HERE:  Download the zip file containing the FREE Gold Texture and Castle Image files from Photomorphis. Unzip the file and follow the easy instructions below. That's all there is to it.

For Adobe Photoshop or photoshop elements users:  note: On1 users scroll down 

  1. Open Gold Texture and Castle Image in Photoshop (or Elements)

  2. Let's start with the Gold Texture image first. Go to Select > All. Then Edit > Copy.

  3. Now go to the Castle Image. Select Edit > Paste. This will add the Gold Texture as a new layer over the Castle Image.

  4. Click on the word "Normal" at the top of your Layers Panel (on the right hand side of the interface) to reveal the layer blending mode drop down list. Select the "Hard Light" option about midway down the list.

Congratulations! You've just created your first basic photo-composite by blending a texture image with a scenic image. Chances are, you'll want to construct an original composite using your own image and experiment with different textures and blending modes. As your work progresses, you'll want to explore more sophisticated techniques that provide much more control over the end result. You'll find plenty of good tips and dramatic effects videos in our free tutorials library, and for the ultimate guide to textures check out Doug Landreth's comprehensive Art of Texture video. Have fun!

For on1 users:

  1. Open the ON1 application. Go to File > Browse Folder and navigate to the Photomorphis folder containing the Gold Texture and Castle Image. Click "Open."
     
  2. Select both image files in the preview window and then click on the "Layers" module heading. You'll see a dialog box asking you what you want to do: Select "Add as Layer."
     
  3. In the Layers palette, drag the Gold Texture on top of the Castle Image (if necessary).
     
  4. Select "Hard Light" from the Blending drop down menu at the top of the Layers pane.

Congratulations! You've just created your first basic photo-composite by blending a texture image with a scenic image. Chances are, you'll want to construct an original composite using your own image and experiment with different textures and blending modes. As your work progresses, you'll want to explore more sophisticated techniques that provide much more control over the end result. You'll find plenty of good tips and dramatic effects videos in our free tutorials library, and for the ultimate guide to textures check out Doug Landreth's comprehensive Art of Texture video. Have fun!

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