Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Texture Tuesday - One Room Schoolhouse

When Kim Klassen said that this week's texture challenge was Back to School, I immediately knew which photo I wanted to use.

I took this photo of a one-room schoolhouse back in April, but I just couldn't ever decide how I wanted to process it to the fullest. Then, I saw KK's newest texture, which is called 123. After playing around with it, this is my end result:


And here are my layers:



The bottom gradient layer is a black to white gradient map to desaturate a smidge. The next layer, the red to green gradient fill, is to add a vintage tone. (And HERE is the tut that taught me this.) The 123 texture layer is soft light, focused on the sky. The last gradient fill layer is my vignette, VERY soft. Lastly, I used KK's bent edges texture on pin light (specifically above the vignette and focused on the grass) to add that finishing vintage touch.



PS - If you are interested, HERE is a link that explains the history of this particular one-room schoolhouse and why it is so special to the Constitution State.

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7 comments:

Ashley Sisk said...

That is really beautiful.

Lauri said...

Thank you for the link to the tutorial, love your final image.

Ana Eugenio said...

you should definitely be teaching Photoshop! lovely :)

Barb said...

Great photo and textures!

Caledonia Lass said...

Very nice. When I was a kid living in Michigan, we spent the day being taught in a one room schoolhouse. It was our field trip. I was so excited, I used to read Laura Ingalls Wilder's books, "Little House on the Prairie" over and over again. So this was a huge thrill for me as a kid.

Cathy Spivey Mendola said...

Great photo for TT. I love your editing also.

Michelle Renee said...

Pretty texture, Amy. I always love your tutorials on what you did with your photos. Thanks for sharing it the way you do.