Piece by Piece
the smallest thing can be a great subject.”
I was looking through my archives, searching for inspiration.
For some reason, a series of unedited shots caught my eye – they all featured wonderful architectural details but the overall images were nothing special. And then an idea popped into my head – why not combine these details into a digital collage?
And so, piece by piece, I built this – a combination that lets you marvel at the intricacy and craftsmanship of the individual elements. From the four original photographs, an ode to artistic detail – the components melding into a cohesive whole.
From the smallest things, something new is born.
Texture Tuesday Processing – Photoshop CC
Select a series of architectural detail images. Correct perspective distortion. Crop each to highlight the selected detail.
In InDesign, arrange the images into a pleasing mosaic and export as a high-quality jpg
Open the combined mosaic image in PS
Process my Soft Contrast BW action:
- Duplicate the background layer
Add a Black and White adjustment using the default settings, above the Background layer
Select the background layer copy and desaturate. Convert to a smart object
Process the Gaussian Blur filter with a radius setting of 40 px
Add a levels adjustment, increasing the highlights. Clip this adjustment to the background copy layer
Set the blend mode of this layer to Hard Light and opacity to 80%
- Group these layers and name “Soft Contrast BW”
Add the 99 texture, setting the blend mode to Linear Burn
Add a levels adjustment to increase overall contrast, especially in the highlights
Below is the Photoshop layers palette and the collage before texturizing:
Linking with Texture Tuesday, hosted by Kim Klassen