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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Sky View Photoshop Elements Experiments

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Snag this for your sidebar and/or your Color Carnival entries...

I'm headed for class
so I'll add Haiku when I
return home later ...

Smartfix above, Linear Burn below

Back from class I am
adding Haiku as promised
earlier today

13 different
looks at just one photograph
using Photoshop

Top left below is
the original photo
straight from camera ...

Blending modes ... filters
alter basic images
creating effects

like what you see here
playing can be fun but it's
quite time intensive

especially 'til
I gain more experience
with what each one does

Auto Levels above
Brightness 12, Contrast 100 below

Click to embiggen for better viewing
and for others participating in
Thursday Thirteen,
Midweek Blues, Color Carnival,
Haiku Friday and Sky Watch Friday

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Thought for Today
"Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved." Ralph Waldo Emerson


Ginny Hartzler said...

Oh, my, what a special treat! I love the Burn one, it's amazing and surrealictic, though I don't have a clue what any of these terms mean! I wonder which is the most unchanged from the camera? My guess would be maybe SmartFix? Are these things that you have just learned in class? I guess that I will for sure reap the benefits of that!

Suburban Girl said...

Oh, that linear burn one makes quite the statement doesn't it? Cool beans.

George said...

I really enjoy all of your experiments. I don't think I could pick a favorite.

Karen said...

Ooooo--I really like the Solarized Lightened one!!

DeniseinVA said...

What a lot of effects you can get. Your photos are beautiful! Hope you had a good time in class :)

Calico Crazy said...

Such gorgeous variations, isn't it fun seeing all you do with one simple photo. ~ Calico Contemplations

Carletta's Captures said...

I saw the thumbnail and had to see what was up.
These are wonderful!
The color burn is my favorite - stuff dreams are made up. :)

Jim said...

Amazing colours even without enhancement.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

eileeninmd said...

Very creative! I thought the original was pretty.

Sylvia K said...

Great collection! And I know you had fun! These are all wonderful! Hope you have a great weekend!


Stine in Ontario said...

Interesting your creative approach!

Martha said...

Gorgeous! I really must get photo shop or some kind of editing program one of these days!
The next Color Carnival will be posted tomorrow evening at 6pm :-)

Carolyn Ford said...

What fabulous edits you did on that sky! Creative and fun for you and the viewer!

Anonymous said...

Very nice sky shot & experiments! Cool!

LadyFi said...

Love the vibrant colours! What fun you had experimenting!

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Now I am going to go around "color burning" my world all day today. Why settle for gray when color is just a click of a button away? Love the way the mundane is made memorable! Thanks for sharing.


diane b said...

Great heli shot and all the different styles are fun.

LV said...

What amazing effect you gave all those pictures. I love to see it in so many different versions. The bright one is the most beautiful.

Maude Lynn said...

You are learning so much cool stuff!

Serendipity said...

The colours are amazing!

Dimple said...

Many images, one picture. Very cool!

Japa said...

Very well done. Thanks for showing different effects applied on the frames. More than enough doze of sky photos here. Cool.

JO said...

wow! those are really amazing pictures!

Here's my T13.

Linda :) said...

Wow! how cool and fun are these sky shots and so pretty... :)

Jama said...

Wow! I enjoyed looking at the beautiful colors created here.

Americanising Desi said...

this is a classy post :)

More than just annoyed

Debbiedoos said...

Beautiful colors, beautiful shots!~ I never realized how many pics have reflections and shadows...til I was looking:)

Kcalpesh said...

Some of the variations really look stunning! Nice shots!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

HRG: I love the natural one best. You don't have to do any more to show its beauty.

Andree said...

I always enjoy demonstrations like this. I love to play with PS but I like to play at so many things that you give me shortcuts to what to play with. Great work.

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