Flypaper Textures


A flower again, this is an astrantia bloom that I picked on one of my walks and brought home to photograph indoors, it being too windy here at the moment for macros outside. The pink you see in the background is the roses in the blue and white jug from one of my previous photos.

The first thing I did was add a selective colour layer, adjusting the “neutrals” -the sliders were at cyan -12, magenta -11, yellow +1 and black -27.
The textures I used were
Rainbow trout @ Soft Light 69%
Pompeii Stucco @ Soft Light 40%
These two added a very subtle textural depth to the photo
I finished with a curves and levels adjustment for minor tweaks to the tone and contrast.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone and stay warm if you’re affected by the snow-storms!

3 Responses to “Sorbet”

  1. Cass says:

    Gorgeous! So floaty, ethereal, dreamy… One of the things that I love about your textures is that they can be used so subtly… The texture may not be obvious to the untrained eye but the adjustments in tone across the picture are so wonderful and unexpected.

  2. paulgrand says:

    Love that pink bleed in the background!

  3. Borealnz (Jill) says:

    Thanks for you kind words Cass, you're right our textures are great for adding a subtle depth to photos.
    thanks Paul…the fading roses make good bokeh 🙂

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