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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Before and After - Frozen Drop

This is my SOOC shot on Monday.   

And this is my edited version.  



I cropped it a little, ran Pioneer Woman's Sharpen and Define action x 2, played with the highlights and contrast, and then ran it through Topaz Adjust and to lower the noise.   I was still not happy so I added a layer and chose Pin Light.  I really have no clue what I am doing with layers yet!

Be sure to visit Ashley for more great editing tips and tutorials.  She really rocks! 

Happy Thursday everyone!

xoxo,
SouthernSass


29 comments:

  1. I love that - I've never used that pin light blend before.

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  2. I think this is fantastic, made it sharper and crisper.

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  3. Well I think it looks wonderful!

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  4. Awesome job! I love it!

    Blessings today!
    Jill

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  5. I really liked the original but the edit looks remarkable.

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  6. It's really cool... the details stand out so much!

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  7. Really love the clarity of the edit!

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  8. I love how your edit is much more defined. Keep playing with your layers and layer masks...I think practice always helps but you're definitely getting the hang of it!

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  9. Very cool shot to begin with and the edit makes it even more so.

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  10. Darn, I like it both ways! :0) I still see that ice tree. :)

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  11. You can really see the details in the ice! Love your edit!

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  12. This is such a lovely shot. I love ice...as long as I don't have to walk on or drive over i.

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  13. LOVE your edit! the drop is amazing & so shiny :) Happy Thursday!

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  14. Looks like you are having fun with your post processing. You made the drop really become like glass. I must go visit Ashley-I am a photoshop girl I never heard of the editing tools you mention-

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  15. Gorgeous SOOC and stunning edit! Love the detail and pop of color, the green is amazing! xx

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  16. Oh my, how cool is THAT! =)

    I added one of my Barn Charm badges near the bottom of my blog, one for Barn Charm & one I made a while back for my blog. Hope that helps - I'll probably alternate them once in a while, too.

    Thanks so much for joining in on Barn Charm when you can, I think some may be losing interest, entries are really down! =(
    But I'm going to keep posting every week, I really l♥ve barns!

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  17. Very nice! It's fun to play with the layers panel. :-)

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  18. You did a great job on this!

    And you know the best way to learn is just to try something, and if you don't like it -- UNDO works perfect! lol! :)

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  19. Gorgeous refraction! I have yet to be able to capture a water drop as you have done.

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  20. Great job! Love it!

    And maybe it is just my bizarre personality or the fact that I am completely sleep-deprived this week, but if you look closely at the drop in the edit, you can make out a person ... an alien perhaps. Or Yoda from Star Wars. :)

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  21. I really like the way your edit turned out, the ice drop especially is so clear!

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  22. Incrediable detail in the ice! Love the background...great edit!

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  23. Beautiful macros, both of them!

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  24. I like both; they have different personalities. Cool that you can have two photos of the same thing, and be so different. You were able to create much more of a crystalline texture when you played with filters and plugins.

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  25. Well, it does look more frozen in the finished shot.

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