5/13/2011

Shoot and Edit: Mother's Day edit

Now that Blogger is sort of up and running again (hoping yesterday's post eventually reappears), I can finally share my edited photo for this week. It took me a number of steps including playing with the suggested gradient mapping twice! I'm not sure if this was the most direct way to get from SOOC to edit, but I am pleased with the results.

  • Adjusted levels.
  • New adjustment layer - Brightness/Contrast. Tweaked slightly.
  • Merged layers.
  • New adjustment layer - Gradient Map. I selected an existing purple/blue/green/orange option. Lowered the layer opacity to 10% and changed the blending mode to linear light.
  • Merged layers.
  • New adjustment layer - Hue/Saturation. I increased the saturation a bit.
  • New adjustment layer - Gradient Map. This time I selected the black & white option. Lowered the layer opacity to 30% and then erased the noodles. This let the vivid colors of the noodles shine through and toned down the wood color a bit bringing it closer to it's color in real life.


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2 comments:

  1. Great edit! Hope you had a great Mother's day!

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  2. Really nice job - nice and easy.

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