gloomy layer

gloomy layer

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It is lovely to see the ease Provencal people decorate footpaths and doorsteps with. Pots and plants are everywhere and give the village a relaxed atmosphere.
I choose this picture as 1good enough photo because I like the vertical and horizontal lines, the typical Provencal colors, the texture and messiness of the wall and doorstep.

add a greyish, gloomy layer with photoshop
I love experimenting with effects in photoshop. My knowledge so far is very limited. My son taught me a few basics to give the picture a brighter look.
But since I’m very fond of that gloomy effect you sometimes see, I searched google to find out how you do that. I found how to do it but I never registered where. I just started using it. I’m sorry that I can’t give that person any credit for that at the moment.
To do that you can go to curves and pick up the left bottom end of the diagonal line, lift it up a little. If you want more contrast you can pull the middle of that same line a little downwards.

This is the original picture without editing:

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Which one do you prefer?

 

 

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