What Is The Secret To Picking A Texture For My Photo?
We all want to know what the secret is to make it easier to pick textures for our photos…
so I’m going to tell you…
There is no secret.
It is all about practice. Trying lots of textures on lots of photos until you find the ones you like that give you the looks you love.
I know that isn’t the answer you wanted.
Heck – it isn’t the answer I wanted to give you.
I’d love nothing more than to tell you there is a quick and easy secret to picking the perfect texture for every photo every time. But the truth is – I still – to this day – try many, many textures on every single photo I make looking for the one that thrills me to my toes.
I know that you are thinking that since I make textures – it must be easy for me to look at a photo and instantly know what texture would work… but… ummmm…no. It doesn’t really work that way. I have to try them all out just like you do to see what they look like, how they will react to my photo, and decide what I like and don’t like and then try again.
One thing that might make it easier for me on some photos I post – is that since I make textures – I’m using photos as samples for the collections. So I can pick a random photo and make it work for a collection because I don’t have any particular vision in my mind other than to give you an idea of what that collection might produce.
You, on the other hand, are trying to create your own personal art and that is a bit harder. You are trying to create a certain aesthetic that defines you and your art. And that in itself will make the process a bit more challenging and there isn’t any easy way to get there other than to try out lots and lots of textures to find the looks you love.
So, stop looking for the “secret”… there is no shortcut to just getting in there and testing them all out… on every single photo if you have to, till you can narrow down what you love and what thrills you to the bottom of your toes.