After Before Friday week 44
I’m usually pretty conservative in my photo editing. I like a nice vintage look on some photos, or black and white on others. But overall I don’t go to extremes.
So for today’s After Before Friday, I decided to push the photo a bit more.
Here is my image after edits.
I started with a photo I took at the Castle Dome mine in Arizona. I love the rust and colors, and just grungy look of this.
Here is the original.
I opened the photo in Photoshop with camera raw. I brought the clarity, vibrancy, and contrast up. I then used a layer mask and set it to hard light. This really brought out the details, and the blue in the sky. I opened up the artistic filters next. I played with a few but settled on film grain, and pulled the filter way up. I added a little bit of dark vignette to the corners, and that was it.
I really like the look I ended up with. Pushing the extreme can yield some fun results.
To see what everyone else created this week, head over to Visual Venturing.
If you have been following this blog for a while, you know I use to do a lot of beadwork. We are organizing, clearing out, and selling stuff. I have the last of my beadwork pieces listed on Ebay right now, at a significant discount I might add. The auctions all end tomorrrow, so have a look and see if there is something you can’t live without. If you see something you love, email me, and if it doesn’t sell in the auction I will discount it $10 for you, that about covers Ebay fees. Here is the link.
These are samples of what’s there.