I recently found a photoshop tutorial on how to add texture to photos. It worked almost perfectly for pdn! They only thing that I am getting hung up on, is the tutorial says (for photoshop):
"... use my handy dandy SMUDGE tool. (Looks like the hand with the pointer finger).The great thing about the smudge tool is that it will only smudge away the texture, but not the color of the texture. Because I don’t care for it when pictures have color textures but the skin is erased or masked back to the original color and it just doesn’t look right. So this is a great tool for texture. Once you have your smudge tool selected then you just drag down where you want the texture to be gone".
I bolded the parts that were most important. I do not want to texture directly on the face in the photo. I also do NOT want to just erase the texture on the face because then it is a different color tone than the rest of the photo with texture. But when I try to use Smudge, it smears together the colors of the texture and the photo under it - leaving it looking all swirly.
So I guess my main question is... Is there a way to use smudge that will only smudge the texture, but not the color of the texture or photo? If not, is there a plugin that will let me do this?
I attached a before and after picture of what effect I want. See how the skin does not have the texture, but still has the color of the texture (and not of the original photo)?
Thanks so much!! Any help or advice is very appreciated!!!!