Filters And Layers


Another post written on a plane between Austin and Seattle the other night…I like this WordPress post scheduling thing…

A few months ago I tried out a new “technique” (for lack of a better word) to create the image above.  I used — with some tweaks along the way — this tutorial at Digital Darkroom Techniques.  You may or may not find the actual image interesting (I only like *some* things about it) but the method to create it may be of interest to you — and you can tweak/customize it to your heart’s content.  It came to mind to post about this when I saw a similar image last week.  The creator of that image didn’t mention where they got their inspiration but I immediately thought of my image above.

My starting image was the one below, which happened to be sitting around on my desktop when I decided to try out the steps laid out in the tutorial.  You can read about how I made the starting image HERE.

Blue Hour Baseball

I won’t go into any details on the steps involved since the tutorial does a fine job of explaining it.  Try it out, try changing things up with respect to which filters/angles/layers you use, and if you don’t mind, put a link to your results in the comments.

3 responses

  1. Amazing the image came from the original, really cool!

    March 11, 2012 at 1:37 pm

  2. This is such a wonderful effect, and Adrian put down an excellent tutorial on the matter. I actually used this technique at work the other day on a mail-out flyer….or rather used a bit of something rendered. What is cool is that you can throw adjustment layers on top and then run with and colors you want. Excellent and the native image had such a wonderful compliment of orange and blue.

    March 12, 2012 at 12:15 am

  3. It is an interesting effect. I made this image months ago when I first ran across the site (where I found your names originally) and have played with more of them — the possibilities are endless.

    March 12, 2012 at 7:35 pm

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