I have had adobe photoshop for years now, however have done very little except brightness, contrast and some included filters. I am however taking a udemy course – tip here – when getting close to Christmas (November timeframe) I have found groupon gives great deals like$15 per course, on getting the best out of black and white. So I am trying different things now, using layers to have repeated effects, taking those pictures and using multiple software – like photomax essentials to enhance further. So my next couple of posts will be photos that have been enhanced. This first one was of an iris I had. I used a layer to removed the color, then a gradient layer to get more crisp blacks and white, then did a mask to delete a color portion of the photo. Hope you like it. Constructive feedback is always welcome!
I wanted to do one of these before and after on the One Photo Focus blog, and may have not picked the right month for a first attempt 🙂 I wanted to do a lot my first time out and attempting to grab just the ship and put it elsewhere proved very challenging. A lot of grey sky with grey ship lines. So first I attempted to isolate the ship as much as possible in photo shop. Then I had to change my base photo because it had too much color and I was never going to fully be able to clear those line/sky aspects completely. After I had to change that direction I decided to add a heron.
I couldn’t decide if I wanted a huge heron, and “in perspective” heron, or a small one so I compromised on a little on the bigger side but not monster size
Because this wasn’t going to be my best work due to difficulty – I then added filters in photomax essentials in order to hide some of the less than great edits.
my contribution to the weekly post of “Rare”. Now hummingbirds themselves may not be all that rare. My ability to catch one in a photo is. When I was walking through the gardens at first I thought I was just looking at a large butterfly. Then I noticed who the visitor was and tried very hard to snap the busy bird.
Hope springs eternal even if it is truly unobtainable.
I believe both photos are of cattails – sunrise I’m sure – but not so sure with the red winged blackbird.
Legs …. Legs and feet … by extension are toes included? Some of the easiest places to see legs and feet are near water. My vacation in surfside gives me three views. The first a random walker whom the gulls don’t seem to mind (they always run from me). The next I see frequently at the shore – a gull on one leg. And lastly – my first thing I do every time I go to the shore – is get my toes in the sand.
whoops one more – a very aggressive tiny dog and his people’s legs.