Reworking a rose


Rose from Sheffield Park Gardens
Rose of Sheffield

I thought I would rework a rose.  As I haven’t got my external hard drive here at the moment, and am using my laptop, I had the original blog photo in a folder in Google Drive, so I opened that in Photoshop and used only Photoshop for my edits. I started by duplicating the layer and altering the saturation and lightness of the red colour by using a ‘Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer’.  I then played around with the level by using a ‘Levels Adjustment Layer’.  Once I achieved the desired result my next thing was to crop this rose to create a more pleasing composition.  After I added my crop certain parts of the crop had transparent pixels.  I easily corrected this by creating a new layer and filling it with black using ‘Paint Bucket Tool’.  I then moved this layer to below my ‘Background Layer’.  Once I was happy with these edits I then clicked ‘CTL+ALT+SHIFT+E’ to merge all my edits into a new layer without merging the layers.  In this new layer I added a ‘Camera Raw Filter’ and added some ‘Radial Filters’ one to give a darker edge to the photo and less saturation and one to enhance the centre of the rose and add more ‘Clarity’ to the centre of the rose.  Once I was happy I saved the file, both in ‘PSD’ and ‘jpeg’ format.

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Written by Bren (Ryan-Photography)

Bren Ryan is a female amateur photographer and blogger who along with her husband, Ashley, have created a photography blog called Ryan Photography 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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