Bridge at the Venetian


Taken by Bren Ryan

The above was taken during our stay in Las Vegas in May last year. I can’t believe a year has now gone by .. The Venetian Hotel is spectacular… especially inside with its replica of St Mark’s Square. Even though you are inside a hotel… with the blue clouded ceiling that has slight movement to it.. it feels as if you are outside.

I wanted to take the image much further after watching a video this afternoon…about layer masks and how you can use the ‘Apply Image’ to a layer mask.

As you can see from my layers panel on the right, I followed the instructions given in the video to add the ‘Apply image’ to the layer mask.

What I wanted to achieve was the hint of a texture and to add some rich golden tones to the image. I have tried something like this before but never realised that I could have so much more control over the image. God knows what I did before but believe me the photo was a complete mess and I just gave up.

I am still learning Photoshop… as I am a Lightroom Gal myself… but with the powers of Photoshop and Lightroom at an affordable price for their Photographer’s package.. well time has come to really jump in and learn Photoshop.

I do hope you like what I did with the image in Photoshop.. I love the muted tones of the original photo but I also love the vibrancy of these golden tones.

Have a happy Easter everyone xx

Taken by Bren Ryan
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Written by Bren (RyanPhotography)

Bren Ryan is a female amateur photographer and blogger who along with her husband, Ashley, have created a photography blog called RyanPhotography which showcases the places they've visited on their photography journey. Bren and Ashley primarily concentrate their photographic skills on landscape, architecture and floral subjects. Based in the South East of England they hope to give their readers an insight into the wonderful and beautiful landscapes, buildings and places that the South of England has to offer.

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