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Sentinel OLD - Film Look and May Promotion still on until June 6, 2015

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Hi,
just a short reminder, that the May/June promotion is still on! It will be running until my B-day ....

Get 20% off of every texture package until June 6, 2015 using the coupon code


MAY2015
at the Check-Out!!



I like monochrome landscapes and the image I selected was quite some challenge to process. It had very strong contrast differences when I shot it and overall it turned out too dark. Nonetheless I wanted to shoot the lone tree standing on the mountain side. Because of all the dark rocks, the shadows and the very bright sky colours were not an option, so I decided on a b&w conversion in Lightroom, adding a light dark red tint to the shadows.

To add some texture and interest to the shadows I used two textures from the

Vintage-Film-Photography-Pack

because I thought this would be an ideal candidate for an old film look.



Processing with textures was quite easy as you can take from the screen shot of the layers in Photoshop:



That was all!
Thanks, Dirk

Chandelier: A Quick Edit - with a vintage frame texture

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Hello,
sometimes I tend to overdo processing and I later have to take away layers and things I did, but other times I can surprise myself with a rather minimalistic approach.

Sometimes it is enough to work on colors or in the case at hand the right monochrome hues and only one texture to turn some seemingly ruined or unspectacular capture into something beautiful.

Please move your mouse over the picture to see a before/after of the image:


I think it is also worthwhile to post a screenshot of the unprocessed RAW-file:




I really liked the filigree web and the dew drops covering them, but there was so much chromatic aberration (or was it the light breaking in the water beads) that I thought nothing could be done to save this picture.

I finally made one last attempt and tried a b&w conversion in Lightroom. (see above picture for reference)


Processing on the converted picture was quite easy it took only one texture and some light and tones corrections to achieve the final look.

Here is …

MAY Promo get 20% off every texture pack!

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Hi there,
the wonderful month of May is here again and its about time to celebrate this with another discount on my textures.

Get 20% off every texture pack by entering the promo code

MAY2015
at the check-out.

Promotion ends on May 31, 2015.

You'll find my texture packs here: TEXTURE PACKS



As it is SPRING you might like to purchase my latest pack of spring inspired textures:

SPRING PROMISE PACK

I used two of these textures in this picture:




I used JEANS at 66% overlay, but also applying a mask and blurring the interior of the texture, ti keep the reds of the foreground more lively I also masked parts of the texture.
The other texture used was FORTRESS which added a subtle stone texture to the image. (40% Multiply)
Have a look at the layers:


Thanks and have a great time! Dirk