A Downtown Surprise
I like nothing better than to find myself in the middle of a small town, on a bright sunny day.
This image was the result of another tourist expedition – this time to Kent State University and downtown Kent, Ohio. I was simply wandering the streets, seeing what I could see, when I came across this magnificent time-worn facade. Of course, the arched windows would have been enough for me but then there is the curved iron grill-work and the many architectural flourishes. What’s not to love?
Okay, there were those pesky wires between me and the building – but nothing a little Photoshop magic couldn’t fix.
Can you imagine living there – an artist’s studio, all exposed brick and smoothly-worn hardwood floors? The soft afternoon light filtering through those windows?
An unexpected downtown surprise.
Reminder: The June edition of the Third Thursday Challenge will kick-off on Thursday. Mark your calendars now.
Texture Tuesday Processing
- In Adobe Camera Raw, apply the CoffeeShop Blog Scorched Honey preset
- Correct perspective distortion and remove wires, using a combination of content-aware fill and the spot-healing brush
- Add the Autumn Burst texture, blend mode = Overlay
- Clip a Hue/Saturation adjustment to the texture layer, lowering the saturation and lightness values of the texture
- Process my mid-tone contrast adjustment to bring out the textures and sharpen the image
Below are the original RAW image and the Photoshop CS6 layers palette:
Linking with Texture Tuesday, hosted by Kim Klassen