It was a grey damp day here yesterday so I decided to take some still-lifes indoors as the light was soft. I used my favourite 50mm lens at f1.8 which accounts for the fairly shallow depth of field. The backdrop is a piece of pale blue velvet that I rediscovered yesterday morning while rummaging in a cupboard!
The processing is fairly subtle as I didn’t want the texture to overwhelm the subject.
The original RAW image was processed in Camera Raw using a pastel tones preset I’ve created.
Then I opened it in photoshop to do the texturing.
Burnished Clay @ Hardlight 47% With some of the texture removed from the lower portion and the stones using a layer mask.
Sail cloth @ Screen 11% removed from the stones as above.
See it on Flickr