Robin AB Friday

Steps to create the after version in Photoshop:

  1. Black and White adjustment layer chose Infrared
  2. Warm photo filter 5%
  3. Hue/saturation adjustment layer Saturation +33
  4. Duplicate robin and mask the bird
  5. Red photo filter 25%
  6. Copy and flatten the layers for use in on!
  7. In on1 Effects (PS add-on) chose “Cans on Shelf” and save back to PS
  8. Underwater Photo filter 56% applied to the on1 layer.

Capture

After: American Robin, Central Park 4/18/2016
After: American Robin, Central Park 4/18/2016
Before: American Robin, Central Park 4/18/2016
Before: American Robin, Central Park 4/18/2016

Posted on the After Before Friday Forum week 83 on April 22, 2016.

Magnolias

I photographed these magnolias in Central Park March 23, 2016. I like to be careful about what flower photographs I display. I hope these images are unusual or unique in some way because there are so many flower photographs out there.

Posted on the After Before Friday Forum week 78 on March 25, 2016.

After editing

I wanted to bring out the magnolia flowers and use colors in the background that were more complimentary and would look better on my wall. The composition is very important too.

Magnolia, Central Park March 24, 2016
Magnolia, Central Park March 24, 2016

The white Star Magnolias needed a bit of punch achieved in Lightroom and on1.

Star Magnolia, Central Park March 24, 2016
Star Magnolia, Central Park March 24, 2016

Before editing

Mural with Turtles – ABFriday

To create my impression of a day in Chinatown I started with a mural at Second Avenue and 1st Street, East Village, NYC in Photoshop. I then imported turtles taken at the Chinese Market under the Manhattan Bridge at East Broadway. I used a blend mode “divide” opacity 65% duplicated the layer and used a blend mode “subtract” opacity 20%. I duplicated those two layers and flipped them and placed part on the left wall. The result is a ballerina floating among cloud like turtles.

For the After Before Forum, Week 76, February 19, 2016

Turtles over Mural 1st Street and 2nd Avenue, NYC 2/6/2016
After – Turtles over Mural 1st Street and 2nd Avenue, NYC 2/6/2016

Two images used for the composite: