Recreating lightscatter image

The lightscatter blog had THIS interesting image in a recent post. I would duplicate the image here but I’d rather you go see it there.

Anyway, I liked the look of it and I made a half-assed attempt at duplicating it.
Yes, I know it’s not quite the same. Some would go so far as saying it’s nowhere close.

Fair enough. I have a couple of texture files that I should be able to overlay on my photos to get me a bit closer. The above was achieved using Photoshop filters and after a few tries, I knew it wasn’t quite gonna give me what I wanted.

BUT, I was in a hurry to put something out and so — after trying a few things, I settled on the above look. Here it is with a different set of leaves.
I know, I know . . . it is a poor substitute. Honest, I’ll give it a better try as soon as I refresh my faulty memory regarding overlaying textures and creating a whitewash effect.

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Odd guy with odd views living an odd life during odd times.
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5 Responses to Recreating lightscatter image

  1. oneowner says:

    Thanks, E. I’m flattered, Nice work!

    Liked by 1 person

    • disperser says:

      You are welcome.

      I tried recreating the random nature of the whitewash by merging different patterns and blending them, but nothing looked quite right. The simple vertical looked the best, even if not duplicating the original. I think some wood grain texture, bleached, and converted to b&w and with the black portion removed might do the trick, but I have to find the one I have in mind among the multiple thousands of uncharacterized and unlabeled photos I have.

      Happy Easter (if you celebrate), or Happy Sunday.


  2. Both photos are beautiful and artistic! Very batik-y!
    (((HUGS))) and hope your weekend was good!

    Liked by 1 person

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