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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Texture magic–through a nutmeg lens

 

Texture loving Tuesday again.  I wanted to see how the nice soft textures worked on some urban photos.  I was looking through some photos from 2009 and came upon a set that I took out of the moving minibus window driving through Kathmandu, so I decided to use them for my urban experiment.

 

Khatmandu-nutmeg-texture-ov

I love the impact. 

I did the same thing to each of the photos – Nutmeg texture, once 100% overlay and then 35% opacity of Multiply blend mode.

Seriously, I’m bowled over by how the texture turned some ho-hum, blurred photos into images that I want to print and put on my wall. Pure magic.

13 comments:

Lesley said...

Every one of these looks great!

debsea said...

they're all beautiful! i love what photoshop does for my sub-wonderful photo skills!

furrypig said...

fantastic images looks like a great trip!

Lizzie said...

They do look good - and they sort of fall into three pairs quite well; or just the whole set of six. Great memories of your trip, from so-so photos - wonderful!

Marilyn said...

These are amazing. Textures make everything look better.

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

How, Helena, these are so pretty! I'd want to frame them and put them on a wall myself! xo

Nikki said...

never would guess out of a moving minibus!! amazing! love love everything about the set.

Elizabeth said...

I love what you do with textures. The photos are just beautiful.

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Love the feel the textures give these photos!

Sian said...

Um, wow! These are fabulous. And - the places you have been? Fascinating!

humel said...

Wow, wow, wow :-) These are amazing! xx

ArtsyCanvasGirl said...

Wow! what a beautiful effect!!! Love them!

rockchickhelen said...

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