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.