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Welcome to another episode of Texture Tuesday!
I love ♥ finding crusty texture that is layered over with even more crusty texture! For some reason, it makes me happy!
So much crusty goodness!
When I found this old guard rail full of crust I instantly photographed it with my trusty phone.
By looking at this rail you can see that it has been around awhile and looks as if it has served it's purpose well. And now it has not a so obvious perpose. This rail will now serve as texture to a couple of photos.
I used Photoshop to give the guard rail a more dramatic effect.
To achieve this I used the curves Adjustment mask and chose the negative option.
I used Photoshop to give the guard rail a more dramatic effect. To achieve this I used the curves/negative mask.
All this grunge reminds me of the ol' time sepia photos from the wild west. You know, the ol' wanted dead or alive posters of Billy the Kid. haha
I used this selfie and played around with it. It would have been fun to create this into a wanted poster! 🤔
The Wild West Grunge
For my selfie, I used a two step process to make ol' time sepia photos. First, I made the photo black and white on my phone's editing app. After it was black and white, I added the sepia color in Photoshop. To find the Sepia feature, go to Image>Adjustments>Photo Filter. From the Filter drop down menu, choose Sepia. Then adjust the strength of the filter according to your taste.
After the sepia effect is complete, add the guard rail texture photo on top and play with the blend modes. I chose Overlay and left it at 100% opacity.
This photo was taken on a wine tasting tour I went on with my husband. It was a perfect day!
To me, the texture adds a whimsical/ illustrative effect to the photo.
I also created this textured photo in Photoshop. This one was way easier. I layered the guard rail texture on top of my wine tasting photo, then used the Screen blend mode option and dropped the opacity down to 68%.
I love experimenting with texture and adding it to photos. It is one of my 'go-to' design elements to add interest to my projects.
Download the crusty grungy texture [HERE]
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