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Once a month we all edit the same image in One Photo Focus. This month we have the privilege of using Cee Neuner of Cee’s Photography‘s image. She has provided us with a really nice image of a porch set out for a relaxing afternoon with chairs on the front. I find this image very charming and I could envisage it as an old photo from the early days of colour family snaps. I wanted to warm up the picture and then try to age it a little by playing with filters and textures.
In Lightroom, I…
- cropped and straightened the image
- reduced the highlights and lifted the shadows
- created black and white points
- increased vibrance to 15
- reduced saturation to -5
- increased clarity
- increased temperature and tint
- increased luminance and saturation of the yellow and increased saturation and made hue more yellow in the green on the HSL panel
- added a little sharpening
- then added a small post crop vignette.
Then I transferred to Perfect Effects 9 and added some filters to change the look of the picture, I added…
- Angel Glow 100%
- Vintage cool 72%
- subtle vignette 100%
- Cool concrete textures 75%
- Light leak 50%
- Ansel border
Then (having finally worked out how to go straight back to LR) I added some final global adjustments in Lightroom to get to my final image.
I have taken this week to really have a play with ideas and looks with this image, I hope that you like the effect I have achieved. Comments and feedback welcome.
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