For quite some time now, in the evenings, I find myself playing in Photoshop with adjustment layers and some of my pictures. I want to be creative but I just don’t feel like I have enough juice at the end of the day to create a work of art (aka scrapbook page. . . not necessarily art but a full something.) I can play with pictures and see the different ways I can change them without too much thought. I sometimes save my changes to another file; other times I don’t. In all the playing I’m learning. I know that if I really wanted to make some finer changes to just simply make a better pictures, I’m confident that I could.
Here’s an example, one I worked on a bit tonight. . . This is the original picture (except it’s cropped):
And here are six different variations created with various combos of layers:
Of course, this isn’t the high quality version.
The layers in this file include:
1- A copy with Hard Light blending mode
4- 2 different color balance layers
5- A Hue/Saturation layer
6- A layer that makes all but the flower black and white
7- A layer with a black border (and then different transparencies and blending modes)
I like to turn some layers on, turn some off, and see what I’ve got.
I’d love to hear which variations you like most or what you think.No tags for this post.