Sunday, 17 January 2010

1. Experiment with Photoshop

Being rather bored one evening, I decided to experiment with Photoshop. (I have the early version CS). This will be of little interest to anyone but me, but I am recording the results here, mainly so that I can learn - and not forget what I did.


I took a (not especially good) photo of a rose, cropped it. Then using Channel Mixer (Red) I desaturated it, which gave me a white rose - quite pretty. I then applied the Solarize filter - which gives an interesting effect but rather too grey. I discovered that I could fade that, and apply one of several different modes. I liked the effect given by Pin Light at 79%. I then used Colour Balance to alter the colours and finished it off with Unsharp mask at 46% 2/2.


The purple version shown was in my view the most successful. It gives a sort of silk flower effect.

7 comments:

  1. Very cool effects! We don't have photoshop, but now I want to get it : )

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  2. A successful experiment, I would say....

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  3. I found your blog interesting as I am in a similar situation. I'm trying to learn my new DSLR, new MacBook and Photoshop.However I'm not enrolled in a course but I might do that one day.

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  4. Cool ... but I prefer red roses :o)

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  5. Hey Jennyfreckles!
    We should find all the Blogging Andrees in the world and make a group blog! I'm so glad you checked in. I'm putting both your blogs on my blogroll. I hope you continue on this blog, I can learn a lot from you. And the other? Fascinating! I look forward to your posts.

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  6. I use picasa just because it's so easy..but I like the results here- I'm sure you can go farther. I have a program called FotoSketcher-which is pretty fun. Anyway..these are lovley!

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