This blog is very important to me, and it is great that so many people like it, but I have been feeling like I should have more structure to it. So I have decided to try, well see how it goes, if I do some things a little different, one of those things is to go through my old images and try re-working one of them on Friday’s.
This is the image that I decided to try working on again. I was really happy with this image when I first did it, but when I did it and first posted it in the post Some That Was, But Isn’t Now I wasn’t doing the processing that I am doing now. When I decided to change what I was doing, or the structure of it, I thought I might start with this one.
I was surprised that what I do now, didn’t really change the first image that much, though I do think the textures in the wood have been brought out more. I think the structure of the building is lighter.
Another thing I thought I might try is doing a list of what I have done, well some of it. I do have to apologise, but I still feeling uneasy about giving it all away. I think if I was really successful at this, then I wouldn’t have a problem, but right now, I just want to protect some of what I do. I hope that doesn’t annoy you too much.
- Photomatix Pro, 3 image HDR
- Photoshop Camera Raw
- a Texture Layer masked with the HDR
- Masked so only the building has any texture
- A new layer of the same image was applied and a blur was added
- This was masked and only some parts were left blurred
- The image was opened in Topaz Adjust 5 where it was desaturated
- Some warmth was added which gives the sepia tone.
- Then the image was given a vignetting.
What do you think? I thought doing it this way would be better for me as well, a better record.
On another note I approached Topaz Labs and asked if I was going to be tutorials if they would be interested in giving my followers a discount on their products. I have been pleasantly surprised to get an email back that they would give you a discount if you wanted to purchases their products.
So I am pleased to announce that you can now get a 15% discount on any of their products that are available at the Topaz Labs Store, just add the item to your basket and put in the discount code LCPFT. I really hope some of you will take up this opportunity. They also have great webinars on their products which are free and help you work out how to use them.
I will add the code to the new page I have added on Software. I have also approached the people who make Photomatix Pro, but I haven’t heard anything from them.
I hope you all like the restructure, I just want to make it better for me as well.