1. I took the image on a rainy, cloudy, muddy day, which struck me as something to emphasize. The fact that the team is pushing through the adverse conditions with intense training.
2. After uploading the images, I noticed the rain wasn’t as evident as I had hoped. At that point I decided to use a texture overlay; and actually used an image of blue jean material with a light opacity…and then, with a fine brush I emphasized the rain streaks. It still needed more grit.
3. Emailed the image to myself (full-size)
4. Added desaturated grit and a gritty border.
5. Added watermark
You can see additional images in the gallery, and stay tuned…I will be adding more!