Photoshop Power Tip: photograph objects over flour to give them a cracked look

Jul 28, 2016

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

Photoshop Power Tip: photograph objects over flour to give them a cracked look

Jul 28, 2016

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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Here is a quick, yet powerful tip from Felix Alejandro Hernández Rodríguez. It is simple and all it involves is a couple packs of flour, and can really boost a photo. Here is how Felix describes it:

Here is a simple technique that I “discovered” a while ago… It has been useful in some projects… With this technique you can transfer texture and shadows to any surface…

It’s simple: In PS create two layers. On the top layer place the photo to which you want to transfer the texture and shadow On the bottom layer put the photo with the texture. (in our example the flour). Apply Multiply Blending Mode to the top layer and mask the areas where you don’t want the texture… Simple but effective.

P.S. if you are looking for relevant textures, you can always use a pre-made package like this one.

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4 responses to “Photoshop Power Tip: photograph objects over flour to give them a cracked look”

  1. John Flury Avatar
    John Flury

    pretty cool idea!

  2. Hugh Ashworth Avatar
    Hugh Ashworth

    I am going to try this

  3. catlett Avatar
    catlett

    Very cool. Texture is generally easy but for me the cool part about this is that the impression texture under the object and forming to it is so natural. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Diego Castillo Avatar
    Diego Castillo

    Gustavo Febres