Glamour Composites, Textures & Motion Blur

When I came across this image of Andrelica, what struck me was that even though she was completely stationary for this studio image, she looked like she was moving from left to right:

Studio image of Andrelica with a background of grey seamless paper.

Studio image of Andrelica with a background of grey seamless paper.

To match this look, I wanted to mask out the grey background, and instead replace it with a background such as one might see when panning the camera to photograph a moving object. My intention was to use Photoshop's Motion Blur filter to achieve this effect. I choose a background with big, bold structure so the blur could be better seen. This texture is from Lindsay Adler: 

The grey seamless has been masked out and replaced with this texture.

The grey seamless has been masked out and replaced with this texture.

Next Photoshop's Motion Blur filer was applied to this texture layer. The Angle was left at its default 0º value, and the Distance set to 1156 pixels:

The Motion Blur has been added to the texture layer.

The Motion Blur has been added to the texture layer.

A Hue/Saturation adjustment layer was then added above the texture layer. The Hue was set to -180, the Saturation left at 0, the Lightness adjusted to +22, and the Colorize box left unchecked. I felt a bluish tone would contrast better with the red knitted fabric and also tie in the blue of her swimsuit better. Here is the result:

Andrelica final.

Andrelica final.