I’m so excited to announce that my training series called Road Trip-in will be out soon! I’m writing an E-book and adding some video tutorials with the package.
I love to talk shop and this is my way to talk to you
Here is a taste of what I will cover…
I show you the before and after images and explain how I shot and transformed them. For example I like the before and after images below. How did I shoot this and how did I process the after image? You’ll find out in my Road Trip-in Tutorial series.
You can sign up for my Newsletter (look for the registration form on the bottom of the pages) or sign up to receive e-mails (click on the envelope -top right) on this blog to get the information on when it’s ready.
I’m having so much fun working on this and we (Ashley & Susan) are excited for you all to see it! Hope you all have an amazing weekend and don’t forget to take your camera when you’re out traveling.
Today I would like to show you how to change your color image into a dynamic black & white using Nik’s Silver Efex Pro. It is one of the best plug-ins for Black & White post work.
Basic steps on what I did:
Opened image in Lightroom & did some minor adjustments.
Opened Silver Effects Pro – Nik software & adjust image. (Video has details)
Opened Color Effects Pro – Nik software using Vignette Blur. (Video has details)
Just a HUGE THANK YOU to Nik for adding this video to their August Newsletter!!
Happy May and Happy Friday!
I wanted to share the latest desktop calendar with you all. It’s a perfect spring image! Go to this link and download. We have two sizes for you and they are free. I just would like to ask for your help by sharing this on your social media links
A bit of background…
I took this photograph in Antelope Valley’s poppy reserve several years ago. Unfortunately, the reserve wasn’t popping this year. According to Rangers this is one of the worst years the poppy reserve has seen Southern California didn’t have much rain this year and the poppies need water to start their life. I pray things get better around here. We have two wild fires burning as I write this blog.
I added this image to my own desktop computer just to remind me of the wonderful wildflowers we can have out here in Southern Cal and it makes me smile
Happy Spring! I hope yours is better than what we have seen here in Southern California!
Posted in 2013 calendar, Flowers, News
Tagged antelope valley, calendars, fires, flowers, free calendar, may. 2013, poppy, wild fire, wild flowers
Today’s video lesson is on how to take your color image, change it into a black and white, and then add one color to it using Adobe Photoshop. In this image I added the yellow line on the road back into the photograph.
Steps on the video:
- Open Image as a smart object in Photoshop
- Add B&W layer
- Add a mask and set color range
- Use Channels to detail your mask
- Change contrast in ACR