Monday, February 2, 2009

Snow-Covered Town - Redux


I have been reading David Nightingale's (Chromasia) latest tutorial on working with textures. This has been something that I have been interested in for a while but did not really do much with until I went through his stuff. I decided to go back to the image from last week and see if I could make it feel older. I think it had a lot of qualities of an older image, but in this version I decided I wanted to make it look like I had found this picture in the basement ice cupboard (yes, we have one). A picture that was maybe taken back when the house was built in 1914.

To achieve this I added two textures. The first was one that looked like folded paper. This gave the image the sepia tone I was looking for and also added some subtle paper textures and folds. The second texture was of a scratched up piece of glass. This gave the look of something that was damaged and rediscovered.

I like the look that I was able to achieve. It is close to my vision, but I would be interested in what you think about it.

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