The Cup in Colour
The original photograph had a number of weaknesses. The original shot of the cup in the cabinet caught the glare and was out of focus . The soft colours were interesting as was the almost abstract impressionist elements of detail. There were two ways of going. Either create a textured outline layer to emphasize colour & impressionist tone or go B&W and emphasize light and shadow. The B&W version will be posted later. This post features the colour version; a wood mat border was added to compliment the image. The mat border was created using a wood grain texture effect combined with elements of images of actual wood surfaces.