Event Night: Working with Textures and Overlays

“Working with Textures and Overlays: Turning Ho-Hum Into a Work of Art”
Hazel Meredith

January 9, 2022


Don’t delete that digital image! Do you sometimes have a shot that you really like…a subject that is hard to capture…a place you may not get to again…but it’s not perfect? Turn that “almost” good shot into a work of art by utilizing textures and overlays.

Maybe it’s a bird in flight -the bird looks great, but the sky is blah. Use another sky image as an overlay, or add a texture -or both! Maybe it’s a nice flower shot–good color and composition, but it’s not quite tack sharp. Use textures to turn it into a fine art image! Of course, you can also add textures to your best images and make them spectacular!

Textures are everywhere – there are many free and for-purchase ones online. You can create your own textures within Photoshop or from photos of everyday objects. Working with layers and blending modes, there are many things you can do to create a beautiful work of art. I’ll show you how!

Who is Meredith?

Hazel Meredith
ASPA, HonNec, Meredith Images

Hazel Meredith is an award-winning photographer and a sought-after teacher, speaker, and competition judge. She began teaching in 2007, and now does seminars at camera clubs and conferences across the U.S. – both in-person and virtual. She offers her won workshops and webinars and has done webinars for several software companies.

She released he first eBook,“Working with Textures and Overlays: Turning Ho-Hum Into a Work of Art” in 2015, the sequel in 2019, and is currently working on her third book. Hazel loves the creative aspect of photography and post-processing, especially the use of textures, overlays, and software to create unique images. She enjoys teaching and sharing her techniques to assist other photographers in realizing their own creative visions.

In 2017 she and her husband, Dave, founded the “Creative Photography Conference” in New England. After several successful in-person events, they began holding Virtual Conferences to reach a wider audience.

Hazel is actively involved with the photographic community and has held leadership roles and received honorary distinctions from several organizations. In the fall of 2020, she was the recipient of the Ashbrook Award for Digital Imaging Instruction from the Photographic Society of America. She believes that camera clubs are a great way to share the passion of photography and keep learning and sharing new techniques.

Follow Hazel and be inspired to create your own works of art…