Thursday, August 26, 2010

Before and After





A few of my friends over at Flickr asked me how I edited a photo that I posted today. I couldn't find the original...but as I was delving thru my files I found this photo, so I used the same process. Make a duplicate of the original photo, and use the glassian blur on this layer. Adjust the blur, opacity and colour. If you use a slight blur it will give you a glow but stay sharp. If you're using PSE you can use the eraser tool as I did on the tips of the photo on Flickr. I could've used this for the hosta in this photo but I was editing in Microsoft Picture it, which is quicker but doesn't have that tool.


To see more before and after editing stop by Pixel Perfect.




I must apologize for not returning visits all week, it's been raining and I can't get a connection, so I'll have to stop by tonight and catch up! I'm also looking for a new camera...I'm using an olympus p&s but hubby mentioned he would be me and slr...he bribed me, but I'm ok with that lol. So can anyone recommend a decent enough low end Canon or Nikon they like. I do a lot of macro & shoot mostly outdoors.


7 comments:

Cate P said...

That is just beautiful. Amazing what can be achieved even with a shot that was gorgeous to begin with.

Ashley Sisk said...

Hey busy lady - beautiful and dreamy edit.

Winn (aka Koreen) said...

Nice and bright. =)

Mommy2Four said...

Pretty :)

Nessa said...

I'm going to be teaching myself editing. I love these wonderful things you do with the pictures.

I have a Canon Power Shot S3IS which I love and I think it's very versatile but I don't really know what I doing.

RĂ³mulo Vela Cervantes said...

Fantastic!!! I can perceive... the delicate breeze brings a dusting of scents... Thanks!!!

Haddock said...

Thanks for that tip.
Will try out some things as per that Pixel Perfect