Friday, June 24, 2011
Before I left Paris, I had to go to Trocadéro to retake some early morning shots from last year (when there was an ugly net on the bottom). This is actually a sort of mistake photo because the blur was unintentional. Late last night I decided to crop it like this and then mess around in Photoshop. Mainly, I experimented by adding blank layers, using the paint bucket tool to dump a color (blue and then white) and then with the color layer on top, I started changing blending modes just for fun.
On the default "normal" blending mode, it will just be a solid color and your photo will be hidden underneath, but when you start changing modes, magical things happen. After that, you can lower the opacity to taste and then merge the layers. Repeat until satisfied or bored. I may have done a curves adjustment layer as well. In the age of all these "hipstamatic" photo apps, I tend to shy away from the trendy effects, but I just like the moody quality of this one anyway.