Playing with Texture – Part II


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…

Paris

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:

dscf6798

texture-3368

I then converted them to grayscale

dscf6798 black and white

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

texture-3368 black and white

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.

Eiffel Tower

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..

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Bren

Bren Ryan is a female amateaur photographer who along with her husband, Ashley, have created a photography blog called RyanPhotography showcasing the places they visited places on their Photography journey. Bren and Ashley primarily concentrate their photographic skills to landscape, architecture and floral subjects. Based in the South East of England they hope to give their readers an insight to the wonderful landscapes, buildings and places to visit in the South of England and beyond.

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