1. Manually adjusted the exposure;
2. Manually adjusted the shadows to darken things up a bit;
3. Under the advanced settings tab, I selected curves and then applied the dramatic sepia setting with both the color override and fade set to 0%;
4. Applied the Kim Klassen texture, water-stained frame, in multiply mode at 30%;
5. Applied the Kim Klassen texture, autumn burst, in multiply mode at 80%;
6. Cropped the photo and rounded off the corners.
Here's a side-by-side comparison:
I normally shy away from using textures on my photos because I'm always afraid of going too far with it and taking a perfectly fine picture and turning it into a hot mess, but I think I actually managed to strike a decent balance this time around. What do you think?
In addition to Texture Thursday, I'm also linking this photo up to the LEM fall photo challenge--be sure to check out this week's other awesome entries by clicking below:
And don't forget--if you'd like to learn how to make your photos go from good to wow, be sure to check out what's going on over at Jill and Ashley's blogs: