I'm a little late with my Texture Tuesday project, but better late than never! By now, you all know of my passion for all things Maine. I took three of my photographs and turned them into vintage, well-worn postcards.
The first one is the marsh across from Seawall on Mount Desert Island. I used two layers of Kim's Nature's Beauty texture over the photo. Both layers were set to Soft Light at about 70 percent opacity. I used the Vintage Companion texture over top of a layer of off-white for the border. The texture layer was set to Multiply at 80 percent opacity. I applied a brown photo filter the Vintage Companion texture at about 80 percent. The font is Cygnet Round set to Bevel and Emboss down. I reduced the 0pacity to fade it. To give the photo that grainy look that vintage images have, I added added CS5's noise filter and checked the Monochromatic and Uniform boxes. To imitate the look of worn-off color, I used the Eraser tool with various grunge brushes on the photo. I also reduce the saturation of the photo.
My method for the second one is the same.
I took this photo at Stonington Harbor on Deer Isle. My method was a little different. I only used one layer of texture over the photo - Bent Edges, set on Linear Burn at 21 percent. I reduced the saturation of the photo and set the opacity to 94 percent.
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Until next time,