First Night Design | Don’t look now but here comes another Lighthouse #Art

Decaying Light © Sarah Vernon
Decaying Light © Sarah Vernon

After the success of Scorched Earth both here and in my galleries, I couldn’t resist trying the same process with the 2 Lil’ Owls texture—2LO Distressed 21—on my Chania lighthouse photograph. However, instead of Photoshop’s Overlay mode, I used Soft Light. I tweaked the tones of both the photograph and the texture so that the overall effect had more red than in Scorched Earth, or a Titian tone as I like to call it: such a lovely word.

Regular readers will know I do a lot of tweaking but I haven’t mentioned it for a while. I’m saying this just in case you experiment with the same processes I describe using similar photos or textures and discover you end up with something that doesn’t come close! For exact descriptions of what you can achieve in Photoshop, do visit Syd at DigitalLady. I don’t like to give away all my secrets!

I dedicate this post to the friends who commented on The Magic Lighthouse by saying how fond they were of lighthouses, a passion I share, as I think you may have guessed. Do visit these lovely blogs, all very different to each other. In no particular order I give you:

Beetley Pete
Yesterday After
Just Olga
Living with Batman

Available at the following galleries:
Zazzle US
Zazzle UK
Fine Art America
Fine Art England
Saatchi Art

Take care and keep laughing!


14 thoughts on “First Night Design | Don’t look now but here comes another Lighthouse #Art

  1. I can imagine this as a photograph found in an old suitcase. Perhaps treasured since the days of sepia-toned prints, aged by the decades, and discovered long after the passing of the photographer.
    It speaks of history and process combined. Sixteenth century construction, shown to the world by nineteenth century technology.
    Thanks very much for the mention, Sarah, and my best wishes as always. x

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  2. As you can easily imagine, the technical information about how you achieve a particular effect or create a picture is pretty much “Over my head” but, however you get there, I always love your work, and think it is one of those creations which rewards an extended study of the piece. Have a lovely weekend

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  3. I’m with Peter, no idea of any of the technical stuff but always love your results. And I love Pete’s story. Another beautiful lighthouse. And thanks for the mention. You’re our shining star (or lighthouse)!

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