Ron...THIS is the texture I was trying to explain in the barn thread. However, now that I look at it again, it may well be the *added* texture on the overall appearance of the piece that was impressing itself on my mind, rather than the brush used.
I don't think that the two tinted versions could possibly be interchanged. The hand tinted one is most definitely worth the time it took to produce. (Of course, had I not *seen* the hand tinted one, the the PS applied version would be gorgeous.
) I think I just figured out what my *personal* problem is with the gradient coloring. It's TOO predictable!
AND it reminds me of those sheets of plastic we used to rub on the T.V. Screens *before* color television. (They looked great on the outdoor scenes of Gunsmoke...but made a kitchen scene look strange!
Oh, now that I have THAT little factoid straightened out in my head...I can better enjoy the gradients.
Ron, this is a fabulous manipulation...and I surely do appreciate you sharing BOTH tinted versions with the forum.
Could those gradients be applied on a separate layer and then re-touched...deepened in some areas, removed or lightened in others? Or possibly smudged or pushed so that they don't created a "predictable" demarcation over the entire image?