Here’s my second edit for Robyn’s One-Four Challenge.
This week I wanted to create a soft, dreamy effect.
I began by opening the original in camera raw on Photoshop Editions (the first time I’ve ever explored this area of the program). I reduced the contrast, shadows and saturation and increased the exposure, highlights and whites. I then also slightly increased the luminance and luminance detail. After that I opened the image in PS and selected in turn various different areas, using the levels adjustment to reduce the darkness of the top right-hand corner, some of the shadows among the dandelions and then to increase the shadows on the ponies.
The image was then opened in PicMonkey where I added a frost to the edges and some different sizes of glowy bokeh, both of which I faded away from the horses. To finish it off I brightened the colours a touch using the Orton effect.
Here’s the original image and last week’s edit for comparison:
If anyone has any suggestions, please feel free to let me know. I’ve just downloaded gimp (though I haven’t installed it yet and it’s then that my dinosaur of a computer often throws a fit!) so I’ll hopefully be able to explore that for next week’s edit. I’ve been finding Photoshop Editions rather limiting!