My first inclination was to clone out the sign.
That’s just how my mind works – I desire pristine perfection – and the crooked One Way sign seemed to be an unwanted distraction. My interest was the door and its surrounding columns and pediment.
But then I re-considered. Not only did the sign add depth to the image but perhaps its inclusion added a story element.
Maybe the sign was more than a traffic sign. Maybe it was a message. A message about a creative journey and how there are many ways to travel along this path.
That each of us has more than “one way”, more than a single opportunity to develop our creativity.
Or maybe it’s just a crooked street sign.
Texture Tuesday Processing (Photoshop CC)
- Process the Pencil Sketch technique action. Set blend mode to Multiply and Opacity to 50%
- Add the 1402 texture below the Pencil Sketch group in the layers palette. Desaturate. Set blend mode to Multiply. Add a mask – paint with black over the snow and sign so these areas retain their whiteness
- Add the Minus 43 texture above the 1402 Texture layer in the layers palette. Desaturate. Set blend mode to Hard Light and Opacity to 70%
- Add a Levels adjustment to increase overall contrast, especially in the highlights
Below is the original image and the Photoshop layers palette:
Linking with Texture Tuesday, hosted by Kim Klassen