A Lesson in Subtlety
Today I’m keeping it subtle.
As has been readily apparent over the past few weeks , my normal texture application philosophy is “more is more”. I want to know that a texture has been applied and understand the impact on the image.
But today, I’m adopting the “less is more” approach – adding soft colors and just a hint of added grain to the stonework.
Perhaps there is something to be said for a more delicate approach.
(My favorite thing about this image? The face-like reflection in the lower half of the window – a surprise that made me smile.)
Texture Tuesday Processing (Adobe Photoshop CC)
- Process the Pioneer Woman Photography Dim the Lights action, set opacity to 62%
- Run my Midtone Contrast action to bring out the details and texture
- Add the Cherish texture, blend mode = Linear Burn
- Add a Levels adjustment to increase overall contrast, especially in the highlights
- Add a Color Lookup adjustment, with the 3DLUT File parameter set to “Soft Warming” to tone down the yellows and add a rose tint to the image
Below is the original image and the Photoshop layers palette:
Linking with Texture Tuesday, hosted by Kim Klassen