There we were back in the summer, visiting Whitstable… and we didn’t even realise it had a Castle… talk about knowing your local area.. I am afraid not in our case.
And the only reason we found that Whitstable had a Castle was because we were looking for road signs for the sea front.. and I spied the Castle sign. Continue reading
A Textured Knole…
The above photograph was taken at Knole last Sunday.
River Medway at Tonbridge
The above picture was taken back in February 2012 at Tonbridge in Kent
The above was taken at Nymans, West Sussex back in July 2012
Rose and bud..
The above picture was taken at Chartwell back in 2012. I just loved the way the raindrops stayed on that one petal.
Below is the original monochrome picture
And the textures I used are:
I converted Texture A to grayscale and then added that as one layer.. then I rotated the image 90º and added it as another layer. I then added Texture B as another layer. I then played around with the various blending modes and the opacity of each layer until I reached the desired effect.
Applying texture to pictures gives a photograph a whole new dimension. Wouldn’t yo u agree?
Morden Hall Park
The above picture was taken at Morden Hall Park, in London. Firstly I processed the photo to black and white
Then in Photoshop I added a layer (multiply) with this texture
And then added another layer with the same texture only this time I used the layer type as Normal and reduced the opacity to 40%.
I like both versions, the black and white.. but I do think the textured version of the photo gives it that old photo type of look.
A rose for my rose…
The above was taken at Morden Hall Park back in July 2012
The above picture was taken at Penshurst Place in Kent. First of all I did most of the processing in Lightroom.. then added a Filter from the Topaz Adjust plug-in. Once I was happy with that, I then decided to add a texture…
The texture I used was again from Wallpaperforbackgrounds.com called texture-8.
Within Photoshop I then changed the contrast and brightness until I achieved the desired effect.
Once I was happy I then used it as a multiply layer texture and lowered the opacity.
When we first took up photography one of the places that we visited was Emmett’s Gardens in Kent. It was during the spring season when all the bluebells were out.. and the wooded areas and slopes were full of bluebells and it was spectacular.
Here is the original photo processed in Lightroom
And the texture used was one from Public Domain Textures
Yesterday I posted a picture from Bayham Old Abbey.. which I converted to black and white and processed in Lightroom…
Well I decided to add texture to the above photograph… the textures I used were
which when converted into black and white in photoshop created the picture below.. In photoshop I changed the opacity of the layer and masked out the actual ruins so that they were not texturised.
The other texture I used was…
again using the same procedure of transforming the texture to black and white in photoshop and then reducing the layer until I achieved the desired effect.
Finally I decided to compose the final picture with both layers of texture visible.. which created this final photo.
Playing with textures is fun.. and again I want to say thank you to Public Domain Textures for their variety of textures that are available for people to use..
- Playing with Texture – Part II (ryanphotography.co.uk)
- Turning day into night… (ryanphotography.co.uk)
- Playing with Texture (ryanphotography.co.uk)
- Duck a l’texture (ryanphotography.co.uk)
Duck a l’texture…
Another picture which I have decided to texture.. This picture was taken at Manor Park Country Park at West Malling, Kent.. and the texture used was again from Public Domain Textures and called Course Brick number 04 which was submitted by Sonel.
Back in 2007, long before we ever thought of taking up photography, hubby and I decided to go on a bargain Eurostar day trip to Paris.. We went in August, expecting sunshine.. but what we got was grey skies and low temperatures…
Anyway that didn’t spoil our trip, and we took with us my old Samsung Digimax 420 point and shoot camera..
One of the photos I took was of the Eiffel Tower…
As much as I like the above photo, I thought I would play around with textures again.. I told you there would be no stopping me..
So off I went to Public Domain Textures and downloaded these two textures:
I then converted them to grayscale
On the above texture I used a Soft Light Layer with the opacity set to 56% and with a layer mask, I removed the texture from the Eiffel Tower
On the above texture I again used a Soft Light Layer with the opacity set to 47% and again I removed the texture from the Eiffel Tower using a layer mask.
Finally when I was happy I merged the all the layers and I ended up with this result.
You don’t have to have to use one texture at all.. you can combine the textures and their strengths to create the desired effect.
Again many thanks to Public Domain Textures, for their excellent site and providing the textures..