To create the above photograph, I started out in Lightroom. To the dahlia I cropped the image and then did a few minor edits to the image. Over-processing the image at this point was one thing I didn’t want to do, as I knew I would be giving it an Oil Paint Effect in Photoshop. Continue reading →
Taking this Powder Paint to another level is something that I wanted to try… I love Topaz Impression 2 and I wondered what the effect would look like after adding a paint effect to the image. Continue reading →
Still playing with the Powder Paint Effect another subject that this type of processing enhances is the photography of flowers…
There is nothing like sitting by a lake on a warm Sunday morning.. just watching the wildlife; with only the noise of the rippling water and the birds singing merrily in the tress. To me, sitting there in peace is my idea of heaven…
The above photograph was processing in Topaz Adjust, Lightroom, and Topaz Texture Effects 2.
Have a good Sunday everyone xx
Lately my photography has taken me to photographing a lot of flowers… whether it is because I am now confined I don’t know.. but I am thoroughly enjoying my new passion of photographing such beautiful blooms and buds… especially those with such vibrant colours.
This flower was taken just a few weeks back when we visited Lullingstone Castle near Eynsford in Kent…
I wanted to try something new today… I have been seeing a lot of High Key images lately and I am drawn to how they look…. Above is my first attempt… and I think I do need a bit more practicing… but it is something I wanted to try for a long time and finally got around to.
The second image is identical to the first except I have the whole image an emerald green tint to it… Now the moral of this post is a note to myself:
- Write down how you did it.. as you go along
- And name your friggin layers… so that you can go back and at least guess what you did on that layer.
A monochrome photograph of the gatehouse at Lullingstone Castle, near Eynsford in Kent.
Today I wanted to try something different… I wanted to turn a black and white photograph back into Colour…. I processed my black and white image mainly in Lightroom, however I did resort to Photoshop to remove a stem which was protruding through the main flower.
When I had finished creating my black and white image… I then pressed the Colour tab in the HSL/Color/BW panel … nothing happened at first because the Preset I used as a starting point in Lightroom, removed all the Saturation in the Basic Panel. So I just increased the Saturation until I got what I was looking for…just a hint of colour.
A photograph of yellow flowers taken at Lullingstone Castle Word Gardens… what attracted me to these flowers was the buttercup colour of the petals.. The original photograph was shot slightly under-exposed and I was rather concerned as to whether I could bring it back in Lightroom and Photoshop…
I did use my ‘Deep and Moody’ Preset and then sent the photo to Photoshop where I used the Spot Removal Tool to get rid of the blemishes in the petals. I then played around with Nik Define Filters … and finally sharpened the image.
Once I was happy with that I sent the image back into Lightroom, where I added some more radial filters, played around with the tones and saturation and then used the local adjustment brush to remove any noise I could find, which was mainly around the edges of the petals in the dark shadowy areas of the image.
My final edit in Lightroom was to add a vignette and crop the image to a more pleasing aspect, whilst keep the original photos aspect ratio.
Wishing every one a great weekend xx and happy snapping. xx