Here’s my entry for Leanne & Laura’s Monochrome Madness Challenge this week.
Strømsfoss, Norway (click to see large version).
You can see my Adobe Lightroom settings & Adobe Photoshop layers in this gallery:
The original photo
Sharpening in Lightroom
Added a brush and brightened this area
This is the image after I was finished with it in Lightroom
The Photoshop layers.
After I’m finished with the settings in Lightroom, I export the file and open it in Photoshop. This is my Photoshop workflow (see the Photoshop layers picture for reference):
In Lightroom I used a preset called Antique Light. I tweaked the settings to what you see in the “Lightroom settings” image in the gallery and exported the image.
Open the exported photo in Photoshop.
In Photoshop: The layer Background Copy is the one I work on. The layer named Background is the original, as it looked when I exported it from Lightroom.
On the background copy I used a low opacity brush and added some dodge & burn (in the corners, around the edges, on the trees, boats and their reflections).
The Old book cover layer is set to darken with an opacity of 50%
The 4 tape layers are set to multiply at 100% opacity
The grain & noise layer: I used the Paint Bucket tool to fill the layer with black. Set the layer opacity to 28% and then used filter – noise – add noise, ticked off monochromatic with uniform distribution at 16,5%
Then I added my watermark, file info and saved as a jpeg.
I’ve promised you that I’d start a new series with retro photos from Israel. This is the first photo in the series: «Israel 1970’s» and it’s called אריה ברק וגיא: that’s the name of the three persons in the photos and their names mean Lion (Arie), Lightning (Barak) and Valley (Guy).