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Chapter 5: Paper textures > Applying surface textures

Applying surface textures

Having seen how paper textures can be applied as part of the brush strokes when painting, we now move on to applying the same textures but this time over the top of the painting and usually at the end. The textures that you can apply are not confined to paper patterns and the examples show how to apply textures based on both the clone picture and the original source image.

The choice of whether or not to apply texture to a finished picture can be a difficult one so I would recommend that you save a copy of the file and apply the texture to a duplicate version. An alternative method is to make a copy of the canvas and apply the texture to that layer; this allows you to reduce the opacity thereby lessening the effect. Experience will help you decide on the settings but it is always difficult to tell on screen so a test print is often required.


  

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