Photograph Editing III

by 365 Picture Today Team - October 15, 2020

We asked the community for a change to actually edit our photos, follows is how they interpreted the creative teams photos.

Photograph Editing III

Danette

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Amy – A Seascape

I edited this in Lightroom. I brought down highlights, whites and blacks. Then I upped the exposure, contrast, and shadows a bit. I added a bit of vibrance in the color and also added a bit of sharpening and noise reduction as well.

Garnett – A Still Life

Edited in Lightroom. I upped exposure, contrast, and shadows. I brought down highlights, and blacks a bit. Added a small bit of vibrance and just a very small bit of saturation. I also upped a bit of sharpening and noise reduction.

Kris – A Landscape

Edited in Lightroom – I added exposure, contrast, and shadows. I brought down whites and blacks. I reduced green saturation.

Lee – Street Shot

Edited in Lightroom – I brought up contrast quite a bit and shadows a little. I reduced highlights, whites, and blacks. I moved tint and vibrance up just a bit.

All of these were excellent photos! Thank you for letting me play with them! 

Debra

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I used an On1 Photo preset for the Amy's Seascape, Garnett's Still Life and Kris' Landscape.

For Lee's Street Shot, I cropped, increased saturation, contrast and detail and burned the back end and wheels.

Diane

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I realized through this process that I edit most photos in the same manner!

Edits made:

Amy’s photo:

• Cropped photo just a bit • Increased texture • Increased temperature • Used a gradient filter and increased highlights to emphasize the sky and clouds • Increased shadows to get definition in the houses • Increased saturation in the greens to make the grass pop a bit more

Garnett’s photo:

• Cropped in just a little • Straightened photo so that middle line was more vertical • Used a gradient filter to bring down exposure on left hand side of photo • Added texture • Reduced clarity just a bit • Increased temperature to warm it up a bit, increased vibrance and saturation • Added a vignette

Kris’s photo:

• Cropped a little • Increased exposure, highlights and whites • Increased temperature to add a little warmth • Increased vibrance • Increased texture • Added Soft Mist preset (standard Lightroom preset)

Lee’s photo:

• Cropped photo just a bit • Increased highlights • Reduced shadows • Increased both texture and clarity • Increased vibrance • Increased temperature • Added a vignette

Joy

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Photo Editing Process using Corel PaintShop Pro

Amy’s Seascape Photo

Applied fade correction - Increased brightness and contrast - Depth of field - Sharpened

Garnett’s Still-Life

Applied fade correction - Increased fill light/clarity - Increased vibrancy - Straightened - Used “Instant Effects” Retro - Retro soft - Sharpened, and sharpened more for more texture

Kris’s Landscape

Straightened - Increased fill light/clarity - Used “Instant Effects” Retro - Retro Magenta, then Retro Surreal - Added a slight blur Going for a “Fairies live here” kind of look

Lee’s Street

Cropped - Increased contrast - Decreased brightness - Depth of field with low blur – circled van - Sharpened - Used “Instant Effects” Artistic - Pencil Light Colour - Increased vibrancy

Lori

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Amy’s Photo:

  • Cropped and straightened
  • Put the horizon on the horizontal third, as well as the person in the distance on the vertical third
  • Applied an HDR preset to really bring out the drama of the clouds
  • Adjusted highlights, shadows, exposure, clarity, texture, and contrast
  • Applied Sky Bad Weather adjustment brush to further add drama to sky
  • Applied adjustment brush to add extra saturation to grass
  • Applied adjustment brushes to add more attention to sand
  • Applied sharpening mask to sharpen only the edges

Garnett’s Photo:

  • Cropped and straightened
  • Changed vertical and horizontal perspective slightly
  • Adjusted highlights, shadows, blacks, clarity, texture, and contrast
  • Applied a preset from 2 Lil’ Owls Deliciously Matte collection
  • Applied adjustment brush to add focal point attention to front two star anise,
  • the the two flowers on the right, and the nearest edge of the scissors
  • Applied noise reduction
  • Applied sharpening mask to sharpen only the edges

Lyly

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Lyly used PS Express and presets to edit.

 

Yvonne

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Amy’s Seascape.

  • Fractionally straightened the horizon and lightly cropped. Cloned out ariel on the end house.
  • Selected sky and toned down highlights and upped the shadows, tweaked the colour balance.
  • Selecting ground/sea, tweaked exposure, black point, clarity and tone mapping. Upped the vibrance.

Garnett’s Still Life

  • Light cropping to remove end of board.
  • Selected flowers to increase brightness and vibrance.
  • A whole photo light curves adjustment and contrast.

Kris’s Landscape

  • I started with a curves adjustment, then selected foreground from background so I could adjust separately. HSL adjustment and brightness/contrast plus vibrance.
  • Background added a light gaussian blur.

Lee’s Street

  • Cropped image to lose some foreground.
  • Selected van and altered contest brightness/contrast separately to background.
  • Upped vibrance and a little saturation to warm background tones.
  • On van adjusted shadows/highlights and vibrance to pop image
  • (Saved just the van as a png to use with another image)

And just for fun Yvonne did a combined edit too!

Amy/Lee mix up

Altered the brightness/contrast on Amy’s image and placed Lee’s cut out car on top, adjusting size and angle. Then cloned sand around the wheels to blend in more with the beach.

I would have toned down car more, maybe by doing white balance, but it was very late at night when I was doing this and I gave out…

Yvonne's Edit

A big thank you for all those that played along.  Thank you!