Teapots, times six
Last weekend we were out having tea with friends, and I took this photo.
The squatty teapots and big mug caught my eye.
A nice picture, but let’s open Photoshop and have some fun with it.
First I desaturated the colour, added some grainy texture, and layered an image
(royalty-free) of ink dissolving in water, which gave it sort of a grungy look.
For the next one, I increased the colour saturation and created an adjustment layer
to darken the edges. It’s my attempt at imitating Lomo photography.
Then I tried blurring the image a little, putting a slight glow on the white areas, and
adding a polaroid-type frame.
Went a little crazy with the next one… filters, adjustments, levels, curves….
I don’t quite remember every step, but it was fun.
Last one… I added just a slight texture, then layered on some swirls from a page
in my sketchbook. I think this one’s my favourite.