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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Frozen Parsley....

I'm teaming up with Ashley for Shoot and Edit.   I missed the SOOC link up on Monday, but have displayed it below. 


SOOC.  This flower pot sits on my front porch but the wind blew the snow and ice in on top of it.



My edit:  Opened in PS Elements 8.  Cropped.   Under "Enhance" I lightened the shadows at 27%, darkened highlights at 3% and boosted the midtone contrast to 33%.   I then adjusted the brightness up to 15 and increased contrast to 26.    I used Pioneer Woman's Define and Sharpen action x 2 and then used Florabella Rain action.  I adjusted the layers to suit my taste and then ran it through Topaz Adjust (GREAT product!) to decrease the noise.    I am not sure this is my favorite edit for this pic - but I am learning.  

Thanks Ashley - and I look forward to learning more about layers and masks!    I am also linking up with Macro Friday with Blogging from Bolivia.

Have a safe and blessed weekend!

xoxo,
SouthernSass






 

36 comments:

  1. Awesome edit.. I love what it did to the snow cyrstals.. Amazing!

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  2. Kim, the edit almost looks like a watercolor. Great job.

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  3. I think your edit looks really cool. Thanks for linking up!

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  4. Great finish....I am so confused with photoshop...soooo much to learn.

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  5. Wow! Very creative...love it! :)

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  6. COOL edit!! I love how your edit brings out the details of the plant (is that cilantro??) and the ice!

    Thanks for stopping by Treasured Chapters! :-)

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  7. Just love it! Kelly Green against Snow white!

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  8. neat edit!

    looking forward to you joining us next week!

    blessings,
    jill
    please read my post on turning off word verification. thank you!

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  9. This is great! It's so different and artistic. It's definitely "frame-worthy". :)

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  10. Pretty cool! I agree that it almost looks like watercolor.

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  11. I just realized the title of this post is "Frozen Parsley" and here I am asking if it is cilantro! :) I think I should get some sleep!

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  12. I love the way you edited this.. Looks wonderful!

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  13. What a gorgeous edit! Love the colours and effects. Absolutely beautiful! xo

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  14. what an awesome edit. this is probably one of my favs. so far. great job. so simple yet so beautiful.

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  15. I love the tones you achieved in it! Really beautiful and thanks for sharing your steps!

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  16. I love the edit! I think you did a great job with it!

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  17. wow! amazing photos! i feel cold now... here is mine:
    http://culturemedley.com/2011/01/14/timeless-beauty/

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  18. Beautiful simple photo. I love your edit. Great job!

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  19. totally new photo. Thanks for walking us through the steps.. Carla

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  20. You highlighted the green- and gave the parsley a second life. It almost looks like it is now a colored pencil drawing. Maybe I will play with photos later today-xoxo teri

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  21. Wow...so stupendous but looks hard. Someday I really need to learn to "do things" to my pics so they can shine like yours!

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  22. brilliantly creative and I love your edit!

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  23. Very pretty! Makes me think about Mint Juleps, but I guess I have New Orleans on the brain, lol.

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  24. This is so nice! I'm a southern girl too! This ice is foreign around my area! Makes some interesting shots though, doesn't it?

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  25. I really like your edit!! It reminds me of St Patrick's Day! :)

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  26. So nicely done, and I cannot believe how green it still is with all of the ice on it!

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  27. I really like how your processing brings out the feeling and look of the icy cold, brrrrr!

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  28. Love your editing. Looks so cool and refreshing!

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  29. Wow! That's quite the recipe for an edit! Fabulous result, too. (I need to learn some more about some of the 'actions' you used!)

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  30. WOW! such an amazing edit, you really made the parsley stand out, so stunning!

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