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Adding Texture to Photographs

with Dave Cross

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  •   01 Class Introduction

    05:27

Class duration: 1h 20m

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About The Class

Add, Create, and Blend textures into your photos

You can create interesting artistic effects by adding texture to your photos, and this session will explore different ways to create textures and blend the textures into your photos – including using non-destructive methods that allow for lots of experimentation.



Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CC 2017

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

    05:27
  2. 02

    Where to Get Textures?

    10:38
  3. 03

    Camera Raw Smart Objects

    09:36
  4. 04

    Blend Modes for Textures

    03:28
  5. 05

    Blend if' Sliders for Textures

    15:34
  6. 06

    Paste on Mask

    06:00
  7. 07

    Clipping Mask

    07:43
  8. 08

    Apply Textures to Images

    14:45
  9. 09

    Calculations for Textures

    07:43

Meet Your Expert

Dave Cross

For 25 years, Dave Cross has been helping photographers and creative professionals get the most out of their Adobe software. Since 1987, Dave has taught Adobe Photoshop®, Adobe Illustrator® and Adobe InDesign® to thousands of users around the world. He has a Bachelor of ... read more

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33% of students recommend this class.
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  • Beatriz Stollnitz

    May 2017

    Great class for anyone looking to blend a photo with a texture for a creative effect. Dave discusses Blend If, smart objects, Apply Image and many other techniques that enable us to get the most out of Photoshop when adding texture to photos.

  • user-d5c913

    September 2018

    Typically I am a big fan of Dave Cross classes on Creative Live. Sadly I was very disappointed with this one. Several of the lessons rely on knowledge of such things as Blend If sliders and Clipping Masks. Dave shows just enough of these tools to confuse. At the end of the class I sat back and felt very confused and without skills in applying textures which was the purpose of purchasing the class. It would have been far more effective for Dave to do a few beginning to end sample projects using textures.

  • Sebastien Loubert

    Sebastien Loubert

    September 2017

    This class sucks!!

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