Thursday, September 20

CoffeeShop "Curie" Vintage Texture Set!

I just designed a new vintage texture/overlay pack to share with you today! I call it "Curie" (for Marie Curie) and it comes in two different colors. 

I love using these on my images in Soft Light, Overlay, Multiply, Screen, or a combo of these blending modes. You can also use them on digital papers to age them, or alone. 

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Original images used in this post: (red flowers, , bird, windowsill, baby, beach).

CoffeeShop "Curie" Texture Tutorial:

I aged this digital paper by adding the Curie texture in soft light blending mode.

I love this edit! I used the Curie texture 100% in  Soft Light, then added a black-to-light gray gradient map (see screenshot below) on top in Normal mode. This made the image B&W.  

Finally I added a copy of the original beach image (Background) on top in 100% Soft Light. This added back color, but with a gorgeous vintage feel.

I love using these textures on B&W images.

To create this edit, I added the CoffeeShop Curie texture twice in Soft Light blending mode (100% and 50%). The image was too dark so I copied the original image (Background) and put that in Screen blending mode at 38%. 

Then I added a Gradient Map on top that went from light gray to black (see screenshot above). This makes a beautiful B&W image with soft gray highlights.

I hope you enjoy using these textures!

Download the CoffeeShop "Curie" Vintage Texture Set.

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