Creative Exchange: Cathedral Tower

This tower was just begging for some texture!

I’ve had some requests for the processing of this:

In Photoshop Elements 9 first I used Topaz Adjust (HDR POP setting), then I turned it into a black and white image, on the layer above the black and white I filled w/ a brown color and used the soft light blend mode (lowered the opacity and played w/ the levels, hue, and saturation to my liking), and finally I put a texture over the top and used the multiply blend mode and lowered the opacity to my liking.   I then played w/ levels a bit.

To join in on the Creative Exchange fun…head on over to Lisa Gordon’s Photograhpy


~ by Tammy on February 2, 2011.

26 Responses to “Creative Exchange: Cathedral Tower”

  1. Umm…LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! Love the tower itself (big shock there, right?) but that texture is amazing!! You will have to teach me how to do that!! 🙂

  2. gorgeous! how did you do it?

  3. Beautiful! I love what you’ve done in the processing. Thanks for sharing the resource.

  4. The tower seems to pop off the image. It looks amazing!

  5. Gorgeous! It looks like an illustration in a Renaissance manuscript.

  6. I see a lot of you talking about Topaz Adjust? What is that and is it a plug-in?

    This looks like an oil painting. Just the best!

  7. Looks like it came from out of a newspaper 100 years ago – amazing.

  8. Oh wow… that’s incredible! =)

  9. Awesome…..!!!!! Super job Tammy

  10. Very nice!!

  11. Great processing! Well done.

  12. It does look like an illustration – what you’ve done has brought out so much detail. 🙂

  13. it’s greast, an excellently done processing of the picture.

  14. Wow, I love it! Wonderful creation! You really know how to maximize your processing and make it just right for the image at hand.

  15. Lovely tower and you really have played with photoshop! Great edit

  16. you made a marvellous job again 🙂
    the city Hall and lots of the old beautiful churches in Stockholm would suit perfect for this processing so I guess you just have to get here 😉

  17. Tammy –
    This is truly fantastic!
    It looks like a beautiful sketch, and I love the tones.
    Thank you so much for sharing this at The Creative Exchange this week.

    Have a wonderful day!


  18. Wow, it looks more a drawning than a photo. It could be a artwork by Rafael or another renasance artist. Well processed.

  19. Absolutely beautiful! Thank you for telling how you processed the image…I have to try my hand at this.

  20. It does look like a sketch. Fabulous processing!

  21. Splendid image – wonderful processing!

  22. Very nice, love the look.

  23. Beautiful image full of creativity. I love the end result and the texture(s) you chose. Thanks for explaining the steps to the end result.

  24. Stunning result!

  25. Wonderfully done! Thanks for sharing what you did to create this striking image.

  26. Wonderful creation, Tammy.

    By the way, do you think you could put your blog visitors on an odd-even commenting schedule or something? It’s getting to be pretty time consuming reading through the multitude of comments you get!!!!!!! 😉

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