Posted by on May 7, 2011 in Blog, Flexible Edits, Photoshop | 0 comments





Levels
Original


Adjustment Layer
Date: 5-06-2011; Rexburg, Idaho; F-Stop: 5.7; Shutter Speed: 1/2700; Focal Length: 55.0mm; Model: Canon EOS REBEL T1i


For this photo I purposely focused on a lot of light before I captured the shot, so it would show up darker and I could edit it in Photoshop.  I used a large aperture to put direct focus on the parrot and blur the background.  I brought this photo into Photoshop and used an adjustment layer (non destructive editing).  I used the Levels Tool and lightened the whole picture, added contrasts and lightened the midtones.  I really wanted the parrot to pop, so I decided to use the “free” mask to bring back the dark in the background.  I lowered to opacity so I would not make it as dark as the original was, but enough that parrot would pop.



Crystilized
Original

Smart Filter
Date: 5-06-2011; Rexburg, Idaho; F-Stop: 5.6; Shutter Speed: 1/1000; Focal Length: 55.0mm; Model: Canon EOS REBEL T1i

I used a large aperture to put direct focus on the flowers and blur the background.  I brought this photo into Photoshop and used an adjustment layer, the Levels Tool.  I lightened the picture, added contrasts and darkened the midtones. I converted the photo to a smart object.  I applied a filter to the photo, the Crystalized filter.  I really wanted the flower in the middle to be sharp, so I decided to use the “free” mask to bring back the original photo, but just the flower in the front.     

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