Post Processing Challenge November 21, 2020

Discussion in 'Digital Darkroom' started by PuntaColorada, Nov 21, 2020.

  1. There are no rules as to how you apply your post processing to this image; but, please let us know what you have done so we can all learn.

    If you would like to post a candidate image next week, please ensure it is of sufficiently high resolution for manipulation by the participants (3000px on the long side, 300dpi for example).

    Most of all, let's have fun while we are learning or demonstrating how we use our post-processing software, imaginations and interpretations.

    After 3 years here in Uruguay, discovering what grows here, and much planning, we have implemented over the past month the landscape plan that my horticulturalist spouse drew. 850 bricks, 48 bags of sand, 50mx2m of geotextile, 100 bags of gravel, 2 cubic m of top soil, etc, plus sod removal and excavations (by hand of course) and all material hauled from the front of the house to the back yard or the reverse........

    She reads a lot of novels and watches TV shows that are crime based. I didn't notice the book or the program that was entitled "Death by Gardening". I can hear the villain say innocently: "he was just doing a bit of gardening when he fell over dead" .


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    Thank you for the photo! Here are two versions, one pink and another multicolored. I used PS color range select to grab most of the flower petals with a little quick mask added. I placed the flowers over a white background. I added a border to the one with a little minus clarity, and sent the other (selection only) to a painting program. (Last minute re upload of the pink version: I used 3d Lut Creator to reduce the green and yellow in the center of the flowers.)

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    Last edited: Nov 22, 2020
  3. Played around with colors of background and flowers using PS 'selective color' (for the 1st time) and color balance. Added some sharpness and contrast to the flowers.

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    Played with color range selections in Photoshop CC and paintings selections in Topaz Simplify.
    This is another great image to play with since there is an infinite range of possibilities.
     
  5. Punta:
    I enjoyed the write up of your landscaping project. Just in case, you might alert the neighbors that in your sudden absence they keep an eye out for any new berms appearing in the back yard. :)
     
  6. tom_r, it would all be very innocent. I'm more worried about her overdoing it than me. In some plot twists, the villain stages their own death to 'pin' it on an unsuspecting person who ultimately pays the 2nd highest price of the crime.

    All said in fun. I think I speak for both of us when I say that life without each other would be very difficult.
     
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  7. Using PS CS6, I used Channel Mixer to change the colors of the flowers, then I used Levels to darken the background.
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    conversion, channels, duotone, vibrance

    When I 1st saw the original post it reminded me of the fireworks I used to photograph in b+w. My first pass accented the inner starburst glow more. But I ended up playing it down.
     

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