Boat for One Photo Focus January

Laura Macky’s photo is lovely as is. For this challenge I wanted to enhance the mood created by the old boat and bring that into the background. Here’s Photoshop recipe:

  1. Original image with some slight adjustment in Lightroom
  2. Curve adjustment layer: negative RGB, opacity 30%
  3. Grunge layer applied in on1 to a copy of original, blend mode: difference
  4. My cloud image. Blende mode: Hard Light, opacity 70%
  5. B&W adjustment layer default, opacity 70%
  6. Copy of original layer masked to show the boat, opacity 80%
  7. Smoke brushed, blend mode: Soft Light, opacity 89%

My version has an old postcard look and is also somewhat ominous.

Link to One Photo Focus

4 thoughts on “Boat for One Photo Focus January

  1. lauramacky 2016-01-01 / 10:39 am

    Nicely edited Katie! I like the texture you gave it. 🙂 Hope you have a wonderful 2016! Happy New Year!

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  2. katieprior 2016-01-01 / 2:58 am

    Laura’s picture was such a great starting point, I love your treatment of it, a lovely warm image with lots of great texture.

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