Creepy Beach Cottage | Topaz Texture Effects 2

Creepy Abandoned Cottage | Pismo Beach, CA

How do you make an abandoned beach cottage look downright creepy?

A bit of texture and creative toning should do the trick.

Creepy Abandoned Cottage | Pismo Beach, CA | Topaz Texture Effects 2

This little cottage in Pismo Beach, CA has fallen into disrepair. Its been a bit shabby for years, like someone quite eccentric lived there; but now it looks like a candidate for demolition.

I emphasized the sorry state of this tiny house in Topaz Texture Effects. The gritty texture mimics the gritty feel of the scene. I also creatively applied blur and vignetting to make the cottage stand out from the apartments behind it.

Topaz Texture Effects is quite versatile. It has a wide range of textures that can be added to photos (not just creepy/gritty). You can see a few of the other photos I’ve worked on in Texture Effects here and here.

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  1. Ruth Andrieux on September 28, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    I find this picture entreating….

    • Angela Andrieux on September 28, 2016 at 2:38 pm

      It is interesting, isn’t it? I can only imagine the stories that have unfolded there over the years.

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