Gravelly Chrysanthemum

Before and after processing with texture overlays …

I wanted to tone down the colours in the image to emphasise the shapes of the petals and to create a sense of depth and mystery.

Lightroom Processing

In Lightroom I used a preset (i.e. a processing formula I’ve developed to create a particular effect and then saved so processing can be applied quickly to any image). The preset ‘Silvered’ created a soft dark monotone image.

Photoshop Texture Recipe

In Photoshop, over the original image, I layered the Lightroom processed version of the image, and added a texture to add depth and character to the image.
This recipe assumes a level of familiarity with applying and selectively removing textures in Photoshop. If you’re not familiar with the processes involved, please check out my tutorials.

Texture

Gravelly: a texture built from photos of the Canning Dam wall, overlayed with lace, a woollen pashmina, and a gravelly path.

Recipe

  1. Over the base image,
  2. Silvered: Normal 100%. On a layer mask, use a brush @ 100% to remove the monotone image from the centre of the chrysanthemum
  3. Gravelly: Multiply 30% to darken and add some grunge to the image
  4. Gravelly: with Radial zoom blur to create movement, Multiply 30%
  5. Silvered: Luminosity 50%. On a layer mask, use a brush @ 80% to remove the monotone image from the centre of the chrysanthemum
  6. Adjustment layer: Colour Balance to create a warmer hue
  7. Merged layers: Screen 50% to brighten the image
  8. Base image: High Pass 4px, Soft Light 50% to sharpen the details. On a layer mask, use a brush @ 100% to remove the sharpening effect from the background
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