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Textured Text: Tropical Screens- Antique Variations

Tropical Screen 1 AgedBr

These tropical screen compositions took on brown  and muted green antique tones as I recombined them.


Tropical Screen 2 AgedBr


Tropical Screen 3 AgedBr


As in the earlier post,  the letters and textures shift  in dominance & intensity as the layers were modified and combined. The antique aged brown  brings out the junk-mail text, emphasizing the faded print on paper effect.

Tropical Screen 1 AgedText


For a final transformation I combined several versions and turned it into a Jalousie screen. An intriguing outcome when you consider it started with a shot of tropical plants and scans of pieces of junk-mail.


Tropical Screen 8Jsc AgedText


9 responses

  1. Pingback: Antique Impressions: Paper Jungle | Dark Pines Photo

  2. leecleland

    The combination of different versions and then turned into a Jalousie screen is just brilliant. Never heard of that screen before so going to look up more info as it’s quite delightful.

    May 28, 2014 at 3:36 am

    • elmediat

      Thanks very much. The jalousie effect comes from the Redfield Lattice Composer. Here are two earlier post where I experimented with that effects plug-in.

      May 28, 2014 at 8:41 am

      • leecleland

        Loved the effect on Flower 1, I think the flower is just beautiful anyway. The street scenes are very different, thank you for the links. I looked up Jalousie Screens in Wikipedia and found they are what we call louvres as a style of window glass. I actually have a window of louvres in my house, can you believe!

        May 28, 2014 at 11:23 pm

      • elmediat

        When I was young our front screen door had louvre glass panes for controlling air flow in the warm months. My mom always referred to the door as “the Jalousie”. When I got the plug-in I had to look up the definition because the effect does not exactly match the louvre glass panes ; the effect resembles closed jalousie blinds.

        May 28, 2014 at 11:47 pm

  3. The last two are really interesting. I still see these as being printed on fabric.

    May 29, 2014 at 7:10 am

    • elmediat

      i have some special photo paper that I have intended to try using. I will get around to it eventually.

      May 29, 2014 at 1:11 pm

  4. What a wonderful effect in the last image! It would look fab produced in fabric as silk purse has said.

    June 3, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    • elmediat

      Many thanks.

      June 3, 2014 at 8:52 pm

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