This two part tutorial on creating fine, textured overlays and backgrounds for creative portraits, is a companion piece to my earlier post on using the iPhone to create tintype textures in combination with DSLR images to create compelling, and unique photographs. This time, we are using the incredibly robust program Pixelmator, along with Aperture, and plug-ins from OnOne Software, and VSCO film to bring out beautifully subtle textures and depth to enhance images.
Often times it is the subtle choices in creating enhancements to images, that allows us to explore more deeply the ability of those images to intrigue the eye. All I ask of an image is to astonish me in some way; show me something, however subtle or dynamic, that I wouldn't see otherwise.
(Thank you, Cathy and Troy of Dance Forever Studio! You are both wonderful dancers, hosts, and instructors.)