Well, this proves that anything can be a texture. This orchid was in our hotel lobby and I positioned it so a gold-color stuffed chair was the out-of-focus background color. I liked the color combo, as it made a good contrast in colors, but was a bit uneven. I always take flower portraits with the idea of combining them with a texture at some point. And I'm always looking for textures to photograph when I'm out with a camera.
For the main texture: From a helicopter ride, among the other gorgeous scenes below, I grabbed some images of the ocean below, with the idea of using the images as a texture. Using the hue command, I changed the color from blue to gold, reduced the saturation and overlaid it over the flower. I painted some of the texture off the flower using an adjustment layer, adjusted the opacity, used a bit of Viveza2 and this is the result. Bet you wouldn't have guessed that the texture was an image of the ocean!
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