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The Grocer's Shop

By TrevBatWCC    
On Monday at our Camera Club meeting via Zoom conferencing one of our members gave us a presentation. Much of the work she produces is done using textures on images. Using screen sharing, she explained her technique, from creating your own textures from things around us, applying them, and the use of Blending Modes in Photoshop. It was very interesting, so feeling inspired, had a go! It doesnít work on every subject but this, the Grocerís shop taken the Blists Hill Victorian Museum on a trip there back in May 2015, seemed to work well and thought it worth an upload.
The version is the 'untampered' original to compare.

Many thanks to Graham (Ericsamson), Geoff (simmo73), Chris (SlowSong) and Lynne (Drighlynne) for their User Awards on my previous upload, 'Van Gogh's bedroom in Arles' re-framed , most appreciated 🏆👍

Raw image processed in Adobe Camera Raw, tweaked in Nik Collectionís Viveza 2 and Photoshop Elements 14.

Thanks again to everyone for your vote & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging 😀👍

Trev 😀

Tags: Digital manipulation Textures Specialist and abstract Shropshire Grocers Blists hill victorian museum

Voters: Saastad, cats_123, mike9005 and 56 more


11 Jun 2020 12:31PM
I'm loving this Trev, your treatment of this image is perfect for the subject matter and in my humble opinion works a treat!
keep em coming

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sawsengee Plus
13 6 33 Malaysia
11 Jun 2020 12:32PM
goodness, looks like none of the items are available in Malaysia......maybe Bovril.
11 Jun 2020 12:39PM
I like both images Trev. Sounds like you had fun playing with this image.

Stay safe and well.

Mary Wink
cats_123 Plus
16 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
11 Jun 2020 12:40PM
Something to use your imagination well here 😁
Joline Plus
14 30 57 United States
11 Jun 2020 12:42PM
You started with an excellent image and the technique you used made it even more attractive. Hope to see more of these from you.
SlowSong Plus
12 9.1k 30 England
11 Jun 2020 1:06PM
I do like a nice texture, and this one suits the subject well. I really should get to know blending modes a bit better; I only ever use one or two.
CaroleS Plus
10 442 3 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2020 1:25PM
That really does enhance the 'old' atmosphere of the subject!
dales Plus
4 10 Australia
11 Jun 2020 1:30PM
Quite an available selection Trev , your processing has worked a treat !!
11 Jun 2020 1:43PM
Great images
PhilT2 Plus
10 531 31 England
11 Jun 2020 1:53PM
Works perfectly Trev. Fabulous old shop
I'm joined up for a what sounds like a very similar talk this evening. Really looking forward to it. If I can produce images half as good as this afterwards I'll be over the moon.
11 Jun 2020 2:26PM
a beautiful job (and absolutely unaccomplishable in my case as i even don't have Photoshop) for the lead image but finally v.1 just edges ahead for me
11 Jun 2020 2:26PM
An excellent initial capture in the version, Trev.
I really like the treatment you have given it in the lead image - your camera club inspiration has worked very well indeed.
Good to see the 'A.F. Blakemore Blended Tea' sign/bag under the black pudding - the company is still based in the Black Country and is, apparently, the largest SPAR distribution centre in the UK! My late father-in-law worked as a rep for them ............. he did well but hated every minute - couldn't stand the paperwork!!Smile
Must get back to Blists Hill again.

adagio Plus
1 3 2 England
11 Jun 2020 2:46PM
I'm a massive fan of adding textures and this works a treat. Looking forward to seeing some more, Trev.

11 10 10 England
11 Jun 2020 3:30PM
How creative Trev and very impressive too.. Wish I had the know how and courage to do this kind of thing.
saltireblue Plus
10 10.9k 63 Norway
11 Jun 2020 3:39PM
I have to admit to not being a fan of this type of layer work. OK, giving a plain background a complementary texture layer is one thing, but not this 'cover everything' style. We have different tastes, thankfully, otherwise there would be no diversity.
The original, 'untampered with' version looks fine to me, Trev.Smile
Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2020 4:52PM
I wouldn't know where to start Trev. So the version for me please.
Drighlynne Plus
9 125 1 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2020 6:11PM
Excellent image Trevor, I do like the images you have produced trying out this last couple of days have been interesting.
Jasper87 Plus
10 2.5k 158 England
11 Jun 2020 7:16PM
Not something I have tried. The effect on this image is very subtle and does enhance it.
pamelajean Plus
14 1.4k 2149 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2020 7:53PM
I'm with Malc and am pleased to see that I'm not alone in preferring your original, as shown in the version. I like textures, but not when they cover the whole of the picture. I like detail, and when it is there in the original, it seems a shame to ruin it. Just me !
So my vote is for your original.
dark_lord Plus
16 2.6k 683 England
11 Jun 2020 8:58PM
I prefer the original too, though I don't dislike the lead image.
While Blending Modes and Opacity adjustments are possible in software, thus infinitely increasing creative possibilities, adding textures using texture screens when enlarging negatives are an age old idea though I don't know how popular they were.
11 Jun 2020 10:33PM
Lovely set Trev, great composition and detail, my slight preference goes to the version.

Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2020 10:59PM
Fascinating shop !! I like both variants Trev, great content !!
Isabel GrinGrin
Daisymaye Plus
11 23 18 Canada
12 Jun 2020 2:24AM
Both are very good. But the original is my favourite. Very well stocked shelves.
Irishkate Plus
9 42 118 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2020 10:04AM
You have been a good pupil Trev - you're chosen texture works perfectly with this image.
No doubt we will see more textured treats in the future!
12 Jun 2020 12:42PM
For first time trying this is excellent! I know virtually nothing about layers and textures in PS. I keep saying Iíll watch some tutorials and then experiment... one day Smile
HobbitDave 12 5 3 England
12 Jun 2020 2:51PM
Excellent images Trev, the instruction works really well, really like the version 😁

Dave 🙂
I like both images Trev. Some interesting things on sale!
sparrowhawk Plus
11 282 2 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2020 5:10PM
great images and what a lot of items in there too
Like 'em both Trev, the texturizing suits the subject well, but on balance I prefer the version.

ColleenA Plus
8 452 7 Australia
13 Jun 2020 10:23AM
Excellent work Trevor
13 Jun 2020 4:58PM
Excellent set Trev I like them both. Well done on the texturing..Lin
bliba Plus
14 2 Austria
13 Jun 2020 6:49PM
Interesting description and capture
14 Jun 2020 11:04AM
Great work, love the textured image and the original. I must have a go.
Fefe Plus
8 50 33 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2020 3:49PM
I had to take a peek at what I had missed Trev...although I like the lead a lot the Version gets the UA, great image.
I could look at all that nostalgia all dayGrinGrinGrin

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