Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Havana's Waterfront...

Everywhere you look, Havana is bustling with activity in the mornings. The harbor is no exception. As soon as the sun rises, fishermen are getting their boats ready. It reminds me of the book by Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea.

I added texture for more depth and interest, creating an illustrative effect that might go with the book I had in mind. This is easy to do by adding a texture layer over the photo layer and choosing a blend mode that complemented the image.

Here's a tip to find just the right blend mode. With the Move tool selected, scroll through the blend mode options by holding down the shift key and the plus or minus key. This way you can see the effect each blend mode has on your image. Make great pictures!