All posts tagged: Photoshop CS6

Taking Refreshments - Rework

ReWorking the Closed and the Sheep

In a couple of weeks I will be going up to the Mallee again for a few days and with those thoughts I have been thinking about past images.  I have also sold some of the images from the Mallee and the clients were looking for some more.  I put  up more on my Photocart, but while I was doing it I realised how badly some of the images were processed.  For my reworking today I decided that I should try and rework some of those images. To see how this image looked originally and how 2 other images have been reworked continue reading here.

CEP - Film Efex: Faded

The Efex of Color

Since I showed you Silver Efex by Nik Software last week, I thought today we could look at Color Efex Pro 4.  It is interesting software.  You can get some interesting effects from it, not always what you want, but that is going to be the same with any software you use.  I think this is similar to using Instagram with all its filters, but the main difference, and a big difference it is, is that you can change and make the filter work the way you want it to.  You have a lot more control over it.  That is something that I like a lot. To use Color Efex, it is the same as Silver Efex, you have to open an image up in Photoshop, or the program that you have it as a plugin.  The website has information about what programs you can use. To open it you go to Filters, Nik Software, then Color Efex Pro 4. Here is what Color Efex looks like.  You can see a list of filters down …

Stay on the Path in Infrared

Infrared on Different Trees

With summer being here, I remembered the trees I did last month when I attempted to make them look like they were done with infrared film, and wondered what that effect would be like if I did on some trees that have lots of leaves. This is another photo from my scouting trip to Heide.  I thought I would try it in a couple of different ways.  Here is the image, done as a 3 image HDR processed in Photomatix Pro then it is processed in camera raw in Photoshop CS6. This is the same image, but has been converted to black and white. I tried this one using the Channel Mixer and converting it to Infrared.  I am fairly certain that infrared film might have done similar.  Though, I don’t know, I have never used infrared film.  I tried to do the inverted layers, but they didn’t work with this image, which is interesting, compared with what I did to Jim’s images.  Just goes to show you can’t always follow a formula and sometimes …

Giving Things a Go

Today’s post is going to be quick.  I am late with it and I need to do some other stuff. I decided today to give something a go.  It hasn’t really worked well, I rush too much, but it is a beginning and something that could be a lot of fun in the future. I saw an image in the reader the other day of two hands with a map of the world on them.  It got me thinking and I wondered if I would be able to do something similar.  so I gave it a go with two white coffee mugs and put an image of wrapping paper over the top.  It hasn’t turned out too bad, but I need to experiment a lot more.  I must write down some notes on what I have done and what to do differently. This one I did with all white crockery again.  I probably should have lightened it again. I am pretty sure I know what I would do differently next time.  It is another interesting …

Trumpet Imitation

Wishes and Dreams

The other day I told you that it would be my birthday today, and it still is, so I decided that todays post might be a bit different.  I had planned on starting with the tutorials today, but I couldn’t think of what to do.  I don’t really know what people want to see.  Then I decided to do a post on what photography is to me.  I hope you can handle it. Some time ago I did a post asking what type of photographer are you, and I decided that I wasn’t a technical photographer.  I have thought about that question many times since then.  Recently I was asked what does it mean to be a photographer.  I also said in a post a couple of days ago that I see images everywhere.  I really do, I dream them, I see them walking around, when I am watching TV I see photos on the TV and in my head.  I never stop seeing them.  My head is full of things I want to photograph …

Lily Kind of Day

Lily’s don’t seem to grow here in the summer.  I don’t know if that is normal, or it is just the lack of water they get in my garden.  They seem to die off and then come back when the hot weather goes away.  They now remind me of cold days, so I thought they would be perfect for my post today. The lilies were taken many months ago and I went through what I had to see what I could use today.  They aren’t the best ones, you have already seen those. That day I also did some of them together.  Not really sure I like them and I suspect I have over processed them somewhat.  I was lost and I didn’t know what to do.  I need to start playing more I think. Awards I have been nominated for so many awards by so many wonderful people and I have not done anything to acknowledge them, so please be prepared for a long list. The Blog of the Year tiny lessons blog Living …

Wait In Reception Please

Today I have another image for you from the Manchester Unity Building.  Since this week and some of next week are basically holidays, I am not going to go back to my usual posts until after next week.  The Bay Crits, cycling, is on next week and I am going to be going to that for 3 days, and I want to do some posts on those.  Most likely, I will go back to my usual posts next Friday or Saturday. As I was saying I have prepared another image from the Manchester Unity Building.  This one is the small reception area that is located outside the Boardroom and near the head office. The first time I went, I fell in love with the etched glass panel of the building.  I also knew that it would be a challenge to get a really good image of it.  I wasn’t wrong about that.  The lights behind reflect so much.  I had a good idea that one of the best ways was going to be a HDR …