Experimental Techniques – Photoshop Editing
Following on from my shoot I took last week at the house on Barton Hill I am going to try to make the photo look aged and old to change the style and try and get the atmosphere of the photo to change. To do this I will be using Photoshop.
The first step for doing this is to making the photo have more of a sepia tone, to do this I will first change the hue and saturation. I ticked the colourize box and changed the Hue to 15, Saturation to 10 and lightness to +2.
Now I needed to start adding some texture to my photo to start enhancing the old style feel. To do this I went to Filter > Noise > Add Noise and set the noise to 8.21% and set the distribution to Gaussian and clicked okay. This added a nice grainy effect over the photo.
I then created a new layer and made it black and then went to Filter Gallery > Texture > Grain. I set Intensity to 52, Contrast to 50 and grain type to vertical. Once I clicked ok I then set the layer type to screen to make it more transparent and the vertical grain effect was visible
Once I clicked ok I then set the layer type to screen to make it more transparent and the vertical grain effect was visible and I really like the additional grunge effect it left.
I really like the effect that this brings to the original photo and it gives me some further ideas and knowledge about the different techniques I can use in photoshop when it comes to editing my final photo series. I’m not sure if I will follow this particular technique when it comes to the final piece but I am definitely considering it.