The image that was up yesterday has been given a lot of praise by so many, so today I thought it might be nice to do a post on how I edited the image. I haven’t really done that much, so I hope you don’t think this is self indulgent.
The image was opened in Camera Raw in Photoshop CS6, and most of the adjustments were made in there. The image was also manipulated to correct the problems that you get with wide angle lenses. You can see how the image is below.
The image was opened into Photoshop. Did you notice the large triangle of concrete in the left hand bottom corner? It is too big and needs to go. The content aware tool was used. I drew around the triangle, then pressed backspace and enter.
The last layer was highlighted, then filters was opened, go to Other, then High Pass. You have to play with this a bit to work out what is best. I try different levels, undo and do another one until I get one I like. With this image it was 10.
Doesn’t look good, but go to the Blending Modes, circled in red (it is usually on Normal), press Soft Light. The Image reappears, and whilst there isn’t a huge difference, if you click on the eye next to this layer to hide it, you should notice that the image is now sharper.
Once the image was open again in Photoshop, I then added a very light gradient to the bottom and even lighter at the top.
Here is the image as it was done today, not exactly the same, but that is okay, it will always be the one done for the tutorial. I hope you have enjoyed seeing how I process an image. Of course, every time I do one, it is done a little different.
I am finding it hard to always come up with ideas for these tutorials, so I thought I might see if any of you have an image that you might like me to do a tutorial on. If you do, then please email me and send me a low resolution of the image, or a link to the image if it is on the web. If I decide to use your image I will contact you and ask for a high res copy, and once I have edited it and done the tutorial I will send you the edited version back to you.
If you would like this, please put in the subject line Image for Editing, that way I can filter them.
I have been nominated for some more awards.
and the the Reader Appreciation Award
I would like to thank both of them and to invite you all to take a look at their blogs.