Monday, October 27, 2014

Makeup Brushes

I was looking through my files for an image to process for Texture Tuesday.  I found this image of makeup brushes.  It's a full color image, but I decided to experiment with it in Lightroom.
I added Kim's Dark Day and Quiet Dreams presets.  Then I took it into Topaz Adjust to return a bit of detail and add a border... then back to LR for a slight vignette and a bit of grain.  I wanted it to look like an old Hollywood photo.  
Below I added Kim's Word texture blend mode color burn at
52% opacity.
More Texture Tuesday here.  You'll get to see Kim's post about her  article in Stampington's "Artful Blogging" publication.  Congrats, Kim! 

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19 comments:

elizabeth said...

Sometimes it's easy to overlook the everyday beauty around us. I love this!

girl friday said...

You've put years on it :-)
Amazing how we can bamboozle viewers with textures.
I wonder what a preset is.

abrianna said...

The container the brushes are in is very pretty. I think the second photo looks even more vintage than the first ,but both are lovely.

Viv@within the Frame said...

Great edit and it does look vintage.

Dotti said...

What fun you had with your brushes! I find it so hard to take color out of a photo but this was the perfect photo prop for that experimentation.

Jacki Long said...

Terrific Marilyn,
you do amazing photo work!

Melinda said...

Very cool image- love the look of old Hollywood! Nice processing!

Sheila said...

I love how these effects age the image and add such drama too!

NC Sue said...

I like what you've done here!
Please share at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2014/10/layers-of-time.html.

Lisa Gordon said...

These are wonderful, Marilyn.
I love the contrast in both.

amy of four corners design said...

what fun! it does look like an old hollywood photo - great job!

Sharon said...

The Word texture really makes this image interesting! And what a great subject. I just shopped for new makeup and noticed the brushes cost more than the makeup!

Prairie Jill said...

Oooh!! These are wonderful. I think the second one is my favourite - love all that texture.

Leovi Leovi said...

Very interesting textures, I like the second one!

aenee said...

Wonderful processing !!

Barb said...

I love the muted tones you ended up with! Great texture on the second one too!

Roxanne said...

Great processing--the images are beautiful!

The Artful Diva said...

nice brushes and texture too!

Cindy Swainson said...

Great texturizing here. It really feels like an old movie star's dressing table. Maybe Carole Lombard or Claudette Colbert. :)

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