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.
Enjoy working with textures!
- Deborah Sandidge teaches three inspiring online photography classes at BetterPhoto: Photoshop: Enhancing Images and Creating Works of Art, Digital Infrared Photography, and the new Long Exposure Creativity.
- Deb also contributed to the new book by Jim Miotke and Kerry Drager: The BetterPhoto Guide to Photographing Light