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tex•ture |?teks ch ?r|
the feel, appearance, or consistency of a surface or a substance : skin texture and tone | the cheese is firm in texture | the different colors and textures of bark.
• Art the tactile quality of the surface of a work of art.

verb [ trans. ] [usu. as adj. ] ( textured)
give (a surface, esp. of a fabric or wall covering) a rough or raised texture : applying texture to photographs is popular these days…

…So tonight I gave it a whirl.


Here’s the original image:


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  • Christine - Lisa, your niece is adorable! I ended up trying VistaPrint.com for the postcards, I’ve never used them before but they’re running a special and I got the whole order for just shipping charges! I’m excited to see how they turn out because if the print quality is great, I will have lots more postcards of different images made (the company I used before was way more expensive.)ReplyCancel

  • Glynda Richter - Wow! What a difference the texture made. I can’t wait to have time to experiment with the sites you listed. Thanks so much for sharing. I can’t wait to see what you create next.ReplyCancel

  • Christine - thank you! it was a lot of fun. I’m looking forward to trying it on more, and even going out to shoot with the intent to add texture later.

    I found the textures I used in this photo at http://pbjdesigns.blogsome.com/ReplyCancel

  • Camille Ackerman - WOW – I like what you’ve done! It is great that you posted the original, too, so we can see what it was like before!

    Where did you find your textures? Do you make them yourself or find them from someone else?

    Good job!ReplyCancel

  • Paul Metzgar - Looks great!
    I’ve tried playing around with textures a little bit, but havent been able to get good results!
    This has inspired me to go play some more with them!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa - Definitely make a print/big poster for the studio where she dances! Dancers LOVE photos of themselves. That would be a great opportunity!!!! And so cool where it comes out looking artsy, so much you could do with it, whole series for the whole school… I really love it. (My 5 year old niece takes ballet, that’s her on my blog title, it would be so great to do a ballet series with textures!) thanks for the link, will check it out.ReplyCancel

  • Christine - thank you, Lisa! funny, I was thinking about doing exactly that, making a postcard (plus a print for the studio where she dances!) in case you’re interested, I got the textures from http://pbjdesigns.blogsome.com/ReplyCancel

  • Lisa - That came out great, inspired me!(I have a photo like that…) Thanks for showing the original. That makes a nice poster, postcard, promo material!ReplyCancel

  • Christine - thank you! I’m thinking I should post the original image, which is very plain — I’ll try to get that up today…ReplyCancel

  • glynda - I love the texture! That Ballerina was luck you have found you. I too love the colors.ReplyCancel

  • Zengrrl - Wow…that’s a really great blend there. And the juxtaposition of the delicate ballet image and the stone is a great choice. Great job! 🙂ReplyCancel