This is a quick follow on from yesterdays post using scales on the macro images. The little child's ruler really didn’t give the impression I was looking for, it made me look childish and I want to be growed up.
This is a baby, a baby Many Zoned Polypore. Turkey Tail, Trametes versiclor, Coriolus versicolor, it’s all the same stuff. Having gone through that lot I’m not convinced it is but the scale looks very adult.
The scales are easy enough to make but you have to make one for every magnification you use; this is 1.36X. I then save it as a TIFF file and drop it on the image prior to compressing. This one is on a black background but if you change the Blend mode to Screen or Lighten, can’t recall which, the black will disappear. I may do some more with black scales to use on very pale images.
If anyone would like the workflow, that’s grown up for instructions, then drop me an e-mail.
I’m going out looking for insects today.