[Pink Garden Roses]
Livy from A Field Journal recently mentioned her experiments with applying filters to her wonderful photos. The filters are designed to give the effect of the dust you would find when taking a photo of a plain white wall with a vintage camera. It gives the photo some grit.
[English Gardening Books]
You can find many filters in the Noise and Dust Through the Viewfinder group on Flickr. I loved the look and I used this one. [Update 4:30 pm] I didn't do this correctly until Livy told me exactly what to do and I have updated the instructions. [Note to self: books are meant to be read; the Photoshop book is 12" away!] Here are the correct instructions -
- Copy the filter and create a new layer in your image file.
- In the drop down menu near the top of the layer tray, change "normal" to "multiply" and it will clear the white background in the right places.
- That's it! I corrected all of my images and now they look cohesive. I'd really like to find a unique, recognizable style for my photos and this could be interesting!
[Vintage Drapes + Geranium]
Give it a try; it's so easy ;). And, be sure to take a look at Livy's photos, which are so moody and wonderful. Thanks Livy!
Photo Credit : Cindy