Tammy introduced me to Geocaching. I love search and find computer games. Geocaching is just like that but outdoors. You have the GPS coordinates (longitude and latitude) and the occasional hint so you know about where it is but it can be surprisingly difficult to find the little buggers.. Usually you are searching for tiny capsules with tinier notebooks to scribble or stamp your initials to celebrate your find. You find yourself climbing through dry riverbeds, peeking under city light, and under rocks. Sweating, dodging cactus, and yeah, even espying the occasional rattlesnake while you search for the cache that some stranger hid just for you to find. It’s fun. It’s the perfect activity for autumn now that the raging hot days are finally cooling.
So I designed a t-shirt to celebrate Geocaching.
I started off taking a photo of a geocache between a rock and a brick. And then I pulled it into Topaz Labs to filter it. I found I liked the monotone and grunge looking ones but nothing was quite what I wanted. I went back to Photoshop and found they had a new modifying layer called Black & White which was perfect. Once I got the black&white mode the way I liked, I threw on a layer of a golden brown and used the blend mode “soft light” to create a sepia tone effect.
I think the sepia tones bring out the textures more. The colors clashed to me so the monotones toned them down. I do love Photoshop’s new modifiable layer. It’s a lot of fun. What do you think?
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