Saturday, October 16, 2010
After posting some of my texture photos and telling you I got them through Picnik, I got a few questions as to how it was done, where the textures were, etc. I thought I'd do a quick tutorial/explanation for those of you interested...and/or confused.
Before I begin...
First, please note that textures are only availible when you have Picnik Premium...This is something I totally recommend, but I understand if you're not interested. Just realize that non-premium Picnikers do not have access to this.
1) Choose a texture (just click on the little squares;). At first, I thought that there were only a few too choose from...But then I noticed that you could scroll sideways and few several others - see circled area. Score! Mess around - there's definitely a lot of verity there.
2) You can click next to where it says "Multiply" to find a number of options for how the texture will look on your photo. You can scroll over these and decide what gives the look you're going for. (I know, this is a little confusing, but it's quite neat.)
3) Flips and Rotations will position your texture where it looks best (e.g. - you can rotate the texture so that a "crack" in it doesn't cover up your subject, like in my purple rose photo). Click around and decide on what you like.
IMPORTANT: It has taken me a considerable amount of time and energy in writing this post. Please, DO NOT copy and paste this tutorial to your site, use any of my images, or take credit for my work. If you found this helpful and would like to link back to this post, that would be lovely. I just ask that you give me due credit. Thank you.