Critique Welcomed Completely new to this

Discussion in 'Abstract, Still Life, Specialist and Macro' started by Rense Haveman, Feb 8, 2019.

  1. Rense Haveman

    Rense Haveman Well-Known Member

    All over the internet you'll find photographs with added textures: clouds, scratches, paper sheets, wood, you name it and it's there. I never tried it, but there are real artists out there using this technique. Well, I installed the free GIMP software yesterday, shot me some textures (and exported several other ones from my LR-database), and tried it on an old photo from Ireland's coast. Please, feel free to shoot, give tips, speak out your disgust, etc.

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    Experiment
    by Rense Haveman, on Flickr
     
  2. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    These textures can be interesting and effective and this one looks goo on screen. However, I think the patten is too large for the 'scale' of the image.
     
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  3. Rense Haveman

    Rense Haveman Well-Known Member

    Thank you, Pete! I am sorry, here my English is not enough. I understand the 'scale of the image' but can you explain the 'pattern is to large' part, please? I guess it's about the fabric texture, which is the most obvious (the clouds are an added layer too, as is some wood structure which is hardly visible). I can't relate to the 'large' however, so I do not quite understand what you mean.
     
  4. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Yes, I find the weave of the 'textile' too coarse for the image.
     
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  5. Rense Haveman

    Rense Haveman Well-Known Member

    Thank you, clear! It's the sofa I'm sitting on right now :D
     
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  6. Dave Farnes

    Dave Farnes Well-Known Member

    That is an interesting effect, worth experimenting with. Would it look better wuth a harder texture? Maybe a woodgrain or stone texture would go better with the hard rocks, textile is a bit too soft.
     

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