Week 18 – 121/365
Apologies for the lateness. I had one of those “I’m so busy I don’t remember what day it is” type of days and thought it was still Sunday. Ah well. Here are some pretty flowers.
But before I show you the flowers, I should tell you that these are heavily edited. As you SHOULD know, the Creative Suite 5 was released this week, and I downloaded the 30 day free trial of Photoshop. I used the new Content Aware Fill to add in background and detail where it was lost or needed so I could add background instead of cropping down to the image I wanted.
For example, this image had 1/4 of the background added in post because I was zoomed in too tight and I didn’t like where the flower was positioned, so I made the canvas larger and basically told Photoshop “I want more background. Generate it for me.”
This one had no background added. this was cropped down to the more interesting details, then I duplicated the background, added a black and white gradient map to the top layer and set it to screen. It made the flowers brighter, and the shadows darker, but not too dark.
I did the same process to this flower image as the above image. Cropping, screening the duplicate layer, gradient map, etc. I wanted to tighten into the unopened flower, but it was too pixelated to do so.