Just a hint of colour

Just a hint of colour

Camera Settings

Camera: Fujifilm X-T100
Lens: XC15-45 f/3.5-5.6 OIS PZ
F/Number: f/3.5
ISO: 200

Focal Distance: 107 mm
Shutter Speed: 1/18 sec
Software: Adobe Lightroom Classic and Photoshop
Photographer: Bren Ryan


It seems ages since I played around with textures… when I photographed those bottles (Before image) I used a grey leather effect background. But I didn’t like the background effect the image gave.

So, in Photoshop I added a texture and created this image.

I lowered the opacity of the texture and then with a powder paint effect brush I created a mask with a low flow and opacity and painted over parts of the image I wanted to shine through the texture.

Once I was back into Lightroom, I knew the kind of effect I wanted, I wanted to create. It was mainly a black and white image with hints of colour.

So, I found a preset that I use regularly, applied that and then painted on colours to certain parts of the image. Mainly the string and hearts as well as the green leaves and petals.

I have found in the past by creating textured images, it has helped me to learn Photoshop, especially blend modes, and layer masks.

Which can only be a bonus!


About Author
Bren is a female amateur photographer and blogger who along with her husband, Ashley, have created a photography blog called Brashley Photography which showcases the places they’ve visited on their photography journey. Bren and Ashley primarily concentrate their photographic skills on landscape, architecture and floral subjects. Based in the South East of England they hope to give their readers an insight into the wonderful and beautiful landscapes, buildings and places that the South of England has to offer.
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