Rustic frame textures are rarely the first design effect I reach for when creating my own digital art and design work. However, the rustic frames are very popular, particularly when used with floral photography.
- Perhaps it was that popularity, of using frame textures on florals, that brought about my resistance to using them?
- Perhaps psychologically I didn’t want my floral images, or textures, to look the same as everyone else’s?
Well, you can’t argue the fact that frame overlays look great on floral images, which is why you’ll spot frames on many textures.
I’ve managed to ‘get over myself’ and now do use these, if sparingly.
Rustic Frame Textures for Flowers and Food Photography
Interestingly, I find myself reaching for these frames when creating food photography images. If your food photography is beautiful, rarely do you want to detract from the gorgeous detail of the food by adding too much texture.
It’s purely personal preference as to how much texture you want to add to your images. My own go to preference is always that ‘less is more’. Mostly, it depends on the final look you’re going for. So, start with the end purpose and finish in mind, and work back from there.
Whatever your topic, experiment with frames and the amount of texture you prefer in your own images. Add more than one frame texture or combine with any of our other fine art textures.