Fun with Textures in New Hampshire

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While in New Hampshire, my tour partner Dan was drawn to this particular scene.  At first, I thought it would make a strong b&w but then I thought it might be even better with texture.   To make this happen, I used the INVERSE command to make the base image a negative of the original (see below) and then I used my favorite tools for texture work, Totally Rad’s Dirty Pictures along with FlyPaper Textures.  For a discount on either of these please go to my discount page by clicking here.

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Inverted image  CMD I in Photoshop

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Original b&w image

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  1. Diana October 22, 2013 at 1:09 pm #

    Love, love , love this! Thank you for the inspiration and the tools to try something similiar!

  2. john8276 October 22, 2013 at 1:16 pm #

    You’re welcome Diana. Enjoy the fun!

  3. Peggy W October 22, 2013 at 3:16 pm #

    Neat! I like the scene – all the lines of trees and branches and your treatment of it. To get dark trees against a light background, were the trees white birch? I would enjoy seeing the original image. It illustrates seeing with imagination and thinking through the possibilities.

    • john8276 October 22, 2013 at 3:23 pm #

      Peggy, thanks, I’ll add the original right now as an edit to the post.

  4. Peggy W October 22, 2013 at 3:56 pm #

    Thanks John, The original is haunting. Your final rendition seems even more beautiful after seeing what you started with.

  5. Jack-K October 22, 2013 at 7:17 pm #

    Very creative AND very successful, John!

  6. Nancy T October 23, 2013 at 1:24 am #

    Thanks John! Beautiful…something new to try….

  7. James Milligan October 23, 2013 at 2:19 pm #

    A nice balance between the texture overlay and the base image. See you soon at the Cape.

    • john8276 October 23, 2013 at 2:20 pm #

      Thanks Jim. Looking forward to the Cape.

  8. Daniel Ruf October 23, 2013 at 4:05 pm #


  9. Stephan October 24, 2013 at 4:00 pm #

    Seeing beyond and within! All three are awesome!

    Stunning work and imagination! There is beauty within!

  10. Alice Olive November 5, 2013 at 8:36 pm #

    I absolutely love the original!!

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