Rose with Desaturated Texture
I took this rose image using my Nikon D80 and my 18-135mm lens. In post processing I used PSE9, Topaz Adjust5 and Topaz Lens Effects.
- Select an image and duplicate it.
- Complete basic edits, cropping etc.
- Open Topaz Adjust 5. In the Effects Panel click on Classic Collection then in the Presets Panel click on Cool Tone II. Click Apply.
- In the same Effects Panel click onVibrant Collection then in the Presets Panel click on Relative Contrast.
- Click on Apply then click on OK. This will take you back to PSE.
- Duplicate the layer.
- Open Topaz Lens Effects. In the Effects Panel click on Diffusion. In the Presets Panel click on Generous Diffusion. Click on OK.
- Choose a texture of your choice. I chose Shadowhouse Creations Old Canvas-6.
- Add a Hue and Saturation Adjustment layer and drop the saturation of the texture layer to zero which removes the color.
- I lowered the opacity to 58% on the texture layer.
- CMD or CTL + option + shift + E to make a composite layer.
- Click on Layer and then New Layer. Change the mode toOverlay (in the New Layer box)and check the box that says Fill with Overlay-Neutral Color (50% Grey).
- Use the Dodge and/or Burn tool for the finishing touches on the Composite layer.
I added a frame that is no longer available for Photoshop.
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