After Before One Photo Focus: Week 39

For the challenge this week, Stacy at Visual Venturing has provided a lovely photo by Loré Dombaj. Here is my final version

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So, I started with the original image:

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It really is a lovely image. I thought it would be interesting to bring more focus to the flowers in the center. First, I toned down the saturation on the background layer and then created a black and white layer.

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Next, I erased a large, feathered circle in the center to bring out the colors from the background layer.

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Next, I bumped up the saturation on only the reds.

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And finally, I deepened the contrast.

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To see more examples from this challenge, visit After Before One Photo Focus Week 39.

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17 thoughts on “After Before One Photo Focus: Week 39”

  1. Great use of selective colour, I considered using it here, but couldnt figure out how to do it to pick up all the different shades in the foliage so went another way. Lovely job!

  2. I’ve always liked the look of selective coloring but have never gotten it figured out. I really need to buckle down and learn how to do it.

    I loved the effect and how the picture turned out. Putting the rest of it to black and white really accentuated the patterns and the textures.

    Nancy

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