Flypaper Textures

Stormy Sea

Anyone who follows my photos will know I love walking on the beach and we’re so lucky here to have so many readily accessible beaches nearby. This was taken on a stormy day back in May when there was a dramatic big surf and stormy sky. The original photo included the top of a small bank where I stood as I was taking the photo, so I cropped that out and then to get the proportions right had to replace the sky with one from another photo taken the same day.

I added a layer of Grosgrain at Overlay 100%, which had it’s colour made slightly less green by using a hue saturation layer.
Then I added a layer of Shagreen bone, at Multiply 85%
The colour was tweaked with a curves layer, then finally there was a levels adjustment to tweak the tone.
Here’s the final layers palette -sorry I always forget to name my layers as I should 🙂

3 Responses to “Stormy Sea”

  1. mlkeewa says:

    Wonderful photo great ambiance!

  2. Bonnie, Original Art Studio says:

    Wow! Wish I had photoshop and knew how to use it. Beautiful effects.

  3. Borealnz (Jill) says:

    Thanks 🙂
    @Bonnie, you don't need photoshop to do this,I'm fairly sure you'd be able to do this in most photo editing programmes, PS elements or the free Gimp for example.

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