I spend so much time these days playing with special effects produced on my phone apps,
I'd almost forgotten how to add a texture to a real photo in PSE ...
well, not exactly, although I did feel mighty rusty.
Working on this photo brought up some interesting questions
mainly centered around my intentions:
what feeling am I after,
is there a certain mood I'm trying to convey?
I don't take the time to ask such things when I'm apping (I think that's a word).
It's all swiping my finger this way & that, or clickclickclick until,
"oooh, that looks cool," pops into my head.
Random. Spontaneous. Completely, utterly freeing.
It's the difference in approach, I suppose. With phone apps it's all PLAY for me
... sometimes serious play, but quite, quite different from opening PSE
and making *on purpose* choices.
None of this will make much sense for those not bitten by the app bug [yet],
but I'm intrigued by these differences.
It might take some more sky diving by the pond to figure this one out.
Where I started from ... straight out of camera
Linking up with the gang over at Kim Klassen's place for the
DSLR color photo taken into Snapseed (for desktop), turned into b/w,
added vintage sepia layer; desaturated, lightened & adjusted levels in PSE;
added Kim's texture, paperstained music; desaturated color, adjusted contrast,
& erased all the texture except the bottom third;
added back a touch of yellow.