A pencil sketch treatment to document my continuing tourist travels – this time it was a sunny afternoon in downtown Alliance – Ohio’s Carnation City.
Small towns offer much in the way of character and history. Take this building for example – I was entranced with its pointed arches, scalloped border and the blue sky reflected in its window panes.
Later research revealed that it was Alliance resident Levi L. Lamborn, a serious student of horticulture, who cultivated the scarlet carnation in 1866.
So here I was, standing in Carnation City, in front of a building bearing the name of the man who developed Ohio’s state flower.
And his family name became part of my photographic creation, almost 150 years later. A historical ghost, tapping me on the shoulder, saying “look here and remember”.
Texture Tuesday Processing (Photoshop CC)
Add the 3003 Texture, desaturate, blend mode = Hard Light
- Add the Old Canvas Texture from Shadowhouse Creations, blend mode = Multiply and opacity = 75%
- Process the Pencil Sketch Technique action, setting opacity to 75%
- Copy the background layer and move to the top of the layer stack. Set blend mode to Hard Light. Add a black mask. With a soft brush, paint with white over the window glass, to allow the blue color to come through.
- Add the PDPA Vintage Craquelure Texture, blend mode = Overlay
- Add a Levels adjustment to increase overall contrast
Below is the layers palette and the original image:
Linking with Texture Tuesday, hosted by Kim Klassen