Thursday, June 21, 2012

Photo Art Friday - Vintage Texture

Final Image
This week's challenge was to create a piece of vintage photo art.  Bonnie, at Photo Art Friday, provided a lovely new texture called Vintage Craquelure.  (It's a free download, if anyone is interested.) 

Original Image















Above is the photo I started out with.  It was taken at Atlantic Beach, North Carolina. 

Intermediate Image















This was my intermediate version, which I liked quite a bit!  To get to this point, I took my original photo and added the Vintage Craquelure texture at Multiply 75%.  There wasn't any "sun" in the picture, so I used the filter, Render, Lens Flare, Brightness 50%, 35mm Prime.  I set the Lens Flare on the horizon.  I found the original color of the texture layer to be too pink, so this shade is the result of using:  Adjustments, Variations, "more yellow."  I flattened my layers and saved this image.

Final Image















To get to this final image, I made a duplicate layer of the previous image.  On the duplicate layer I used Adjustments, Equalize, set at Normal, 45%.  Then I flattened the layers and saved this image.  It's definitely more intense in color.  Which do you like the best? 

16 comments:

Deborah said...

great result!
thank you for sharing your process
oh, and North Carolina has some of my most favorite beaches in the US!

Bonnie said...

The last one is definitely more vintage - but I love the soft, dreamy feeling of the middle one. If you still have your layers, you could move the texture slightly so that the center of the rays is centered around your sun.

Great work Jean. Loved hearing about your process and thanks for sharing with Photo Art Friday.

Jeanne said...

Really like these renderings of this lovely photo. Think I really like the softness of the second the best. Very nice!

Merike said...

Lovely images. My fovourite vinatge image is the second. I like colors so much :)

Ida said...

These are wonderful. Lovely starting image. I think for me the last one with the more intense color is my favorite.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

That's cool how you added the lens flare!

helena said...

fabulous - love the addition of the sun

Robin said...

I like the intensity of the last one and agree with Bonnie about moving the rays:)

Sherri B. said...

I like both your effects - they're lovely! But I'd have to say that your final photo has the "oldest" feel to it. Thank you for sharing! I adore any photos of the ocean.

momphotographer said...

I really love the way you edited it. the texture is perfect and the pictures is beautiful.

A Garden of Threads said...

I like the last one, more colour and vintage feel to it. Great job.

Linda Kittmer said...

Love the processing on that shot. Really great to see the various versions. I really like how you used the 'star burst' in that texture to have the sun radiate. Great job.

Matkatar said...

I like the final shot, you have made awesome edits! The sun is nice.

The Artful Diva said...

The new texture is perfect for this photo - good work!

Miriam said...

This is fabulous, It was great to see your SOOC.

Kaylene said...

Lovely editing, especially the depth of field.