Creepy Beach Cottage | Topaz Texture Effects 2

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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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Today, Topaz Labs is launching Topaz Texture Effects 2 featuring faster performance, more custom effects and additional professional textures! To celebrate the release, they are offering $10 off the regular price through October 30, 2016 with coupon code TFX2.

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Angela Andrieux

📷 Photographer Prone to Wanderlust | Blogger | Photography Coach | 🍷 Foodie | 🐱 Cat Lover | ⚓️ Navy Wife


  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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