1.16.2008

A Little Cowboy Grunge

Give a boy a cowboy hat, some skittles and he's good to go!
I had some fun playing around with textures on this one. Settings were 1/125, 4.0 & ISO 800.

This is the image SOOC


For this picture I decided to run this cool vintage black & white action on it that I downloaded free from atcentral.com. This action is called Platino V1. After I ran the action I burned the edges a bit to give it more of an old rustic feel and then finished it off by sharpening the image.

After I was done with all of my editing I added a little texture to it to finish it off and voila... A little cowboy grunge!

30 comments:

Mer said...

I like that picture. and that texture is pretty cool. I like that you are doing these before and afters.

Chell said...

I like all the before and after stuff you are posting. I really need to find some time and start playing with photshop. I do very little editiong to my pictures just because I don't know where to start. What version of Photoshop are you using.
You have soome real talent I am glad you are putting it to such good use.

Ginnie said...

Thanks guys! I always like to see before & after shots too. I am using photoshop CS2 to edit these.

cari said...

Love all of these and I LOVE the perspective on the photo!
Cari

Val said...

Super fun shot!

Mom2Drew said...

You know me...love the texture!

Kristi said...

Yeah, jumping on the bandwagon of those that love it too! LOVE his little lip peaking through!

Kristi said...

Yeah, jumping on the bandwagon of those that love it too! LOVE his little lip peaking through!

Bobbi said...

What a cute perspective on this shot! I love the feel the grunge gives it :)

Sharon said...

Very nice. I like the effects.

Scrapper88 said...

How fun, love the angle and the conversion is too cute!!

Toni said...

This is my favorite picture of the night so far. I LOVE IT!! I also want that action. thanks for sharing. TOni

Marilyn said...

Love the perspective!

Jodi said...

love your stuff
love what you did with this one

Mandy said...

Wow...I really love these. The one with the texture is my favorite. ATCentral.com is the best!

Danielle said...

I love your texture one it looks so good. Great job.

Danielle said...

I love your texture one it looks so good. Great job.

Liz said...

This is so sweet! I really like the version without the texture but with the vintage bw.

Jennifer said...

Love that last one, I am definitely going to have to figure out how to add texture now, i just love it!!

jglanzer said...

That last one is beyond awesome. Really gives an authentic "cowboy" feeling to the shot. Great work! :)

Michelle said...

i LOVE the end product! very nicely done and the texture is just the right amount.

emilyc said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it. Everything about it. The conversion, the burn, the texture. It is all just the right feel. And to think, if I would have taken that photo I would have skipped right over it!

Angela2932 said...

I really like the litle crackles that appear in the last photo. Very nice shot and conversion. Thanks for sharing the details of where to get the action!

Tomboymama said...

Cute idea with the hat over his face! I like the Platino.

kathyp said...

great image! skittles.... love it! i've used them too! i love the texture on the last one!

mom2three said...

I love the angle. I love the edit! Great shot!!

Becky said...

That last one is my favorite. What a creative shot.

April said...

oh that texture looks great..that's a great shot..i love your banner by the way.

{Farrah's POTD} said...

very neat effects. =)

Tori said...

Nice shot! Interesting perspective.