Adding a Textured Look to an Image

by Rick Diffley on April 2, 2012

Word Press Weekly Photo Challenge: Arranged

This simple carnation flower arrangement was created by my wife for a weekend dinner party for friends at our home. What a great subject for the Word Press Weekly Photo Challenge: Arranged. There is a little more to how this image made it to its final form.

The Receipe…

The carnations were shot in my kitchen using a Nikon D300 with a Tamron 90mm macro lens: ISO 1600, ss 1/125, f/16. Read more about how I did this: “How to Set Up a Photography Studio at Home.”

Post processing was done first using Nikon Capture NX2, image saved as a .tiff file, and imported to Photoshop Elements where I used my favorite image editing filters by Nik Software.

Dfine to reduce the “noise” created by a high ISO of 1600. This allowed me to shoot a faster shutter speed indoors.

Color Efex Pro 4: Detail Extractor filter using only a few color control points on the rocks to bring out some detail and Vignette filter.

Flypaper Texture ”Syrinx” was added for the background effect. The blending and mask process in Photoshop Elements is very simple and you can learn how to do it here: Flypaper Background Tutorial.

Below is the orignal image.

Original Image

As always, thank you for stopping by. If you have any questions about the textured background process, drop me an email.

~ Best ~


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jake April 24, 2012 at 6:54 PM

Excellent work for this theme my friend :)


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