Tuesday, October 20, 2009

nights backcloth

Whilst driving home from Carcassonne one blustery day last January,
I came across this tree nursery, growing on the banks of a flooding river near our famous Olive Oil factory, the Coopérative Oléicole L'Oulibo, Bize-Minervois

The setting sun lit up these trees like a stage-set!
If you look closely you'll see I've removed the tips of an olive tree in the bottom left hand corner.
Moments after I took these pictures using a polarizer, storm clouds brought the whole scene back into winter..

Firstly, I just used one texture twice.
Dangerous Liaisons @ Linear light, opacity 58%,fill 45%
Dangerous Liaisons again, but this time with full Gaussian Blur,@ 32% opacity, fill 45%
After several colour tweaks and differing adjusted layers I finished with a smooth Grosgrain @ 30% opacity and 20% fill.


Borealnz (Jill) said...

Wonderful transformation Paul! Inspirational work :-)

Anonymous said...

Hi! I understand the blending mode, but not the bits about 'fill'. Can you please fill me in? :)

paulgrand said...

glad you like it, thanks:-)

There are two blending box sliders in CS.
The first one is Opacity, the one under is
'Fill Opacity',
I call it 'fill' just to shorten the typing!
Jill tells me she doesn't touch this slider,
but I find it useful.

ana_jo said...

great work, love the mood here.

Anonymous said...

oh i see. I only use elements. Is there a sneaky way of doing that with elements?

paulgrand said...

Sorry, no idea?
I think its best to just play around with what you have, the above recipe is just a guide, and shouldnt be followed to the letter! :-)

Anonymous said...

Yeah certainly. I was just wondering if the fill factor made a huge or subtle difference because I use textures a lot but have never had the ability to use that fill bit that's all. Thanks.

paulgrand said...

I think the 'Fill' makes the texture less dark, It helps to lighten the dark tones of the texture.
Hope that helps?

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