Good morning from another hot and sunny Hastings. We have been sweltering with temperatures reaching 28 Degrees here, somewhat different to the northern hemisphere to say the least.
I hope everyone is keeping warm and safe in the north.
Anyway, yet another Monday has rolled around and it is time to go orange. I love this challenge as it gives me a chance to go mad on Photoshop and FX Photostudio Pro. Today, though I have just played with Photoshop’s filters. I also learnt about the gradient tool on the right where I can determine the angle of the gradient as well.
First up is a photo which I have used for it’s simplicity.
I wanted some of the wood grain to come out so with the help of a couple of filters – sorry I can’t t=remember which ones I go to this stage.
I darkened the wood somewhat.
Played around with the colours.
Before adding the gradient map and had it on an angle.
For my second photo I wanted to again have something that stood out from the background.
I posterised it.
Then played around with filters to get to this.
Then I added the gradient map, determining myself the angle of the gradient.
I thought it was a bit pale so then I went to the colour enhancing tool and increased the saturation and darkened the shadows and lightened the highlights for more contrast.
And here is the final result. A lot different to the original.
Anyway check out the lovely work done by LorikArt this week.