This image started with a long exposure to create mirror perfect stillness in the water. The sky was nearly featureless, a great time to work with textures!
To create the sepia look with the subtle texture, I used Flypaper Textures, Desert Djinn from the Summer Painter Collection to add the warm golden tones along with the texture variations. Choose a blend mode that suits your image, such as Soft Light, or Overlay. This texture doesn't overwhelm the softness in the image, and added just the right touch for a nostalgic look.
The sepia tone and the Nik Color Efex Pro border works to create a vintage look with the Eiffel Tower. For more how-to info, check out the Photo Artistry Tips page on my blog.
Enjoy working with textures!
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