As well as the more moody shots of the juggler from Tuesday, I snatched this
the lighting wasn’t great as it was a grab while others were shooting the moody stuff. But I liked the pose and the look so I wanted to see if I could make it seem more “classic”.
A few curves and a black and white layer later and I got this:
All I had set out to do was to make it feel like a classic desaturated photograph. I’d left it at that and probably wouldn’t have shared it, except I got to looking at textured images and thought it’d be fun to try.
So, I took the image and applied a heavy antique paper scan over the top of it. Changed the blend mode to overlay and pulled down the opacity. I really like the result:
A little curves were added to vignette the picture.
All in all, I liked the result.
You can read all about texturing here if it’s something you want to try.