Groups

Original PhotoAltered PhotoWorkshopOptions
  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Little harbourPanasonic Lumix TZ30

    Little harbour
    jean113 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1420 W: 0 N: 4739] (18307)


  • Contrast mask
    Contrast mask
    vjmite Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 31 N: 776] (4216) [2014-10-17 17:16:15] [1]
    I used a contrast mask in Photoshop (overlay a blurred negative black and white version over the original), which lightens the shadows and gives a bit more definition to the mountains ion the background. This gives the photo a softer look, and is a good technique to use when the shadows are a bit too dark or the sky is too light.
    [compare]
    [thumbnails]

  • FranceFrance
    Title: It's Ruth turn !Canon EOS 60D

    It's Ruth turn !
    chawax Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1361 W: 21 N: 3242] (20764)


  • Increase contrast
    Increase contrast
    vjmite Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 31 N: 776] (4216) [2014-02-10 17:18:28] [2]
    I used Photoshop to brighten the highlights and darken the shadows. Then I made a duplicate layer of the same photo and used Overlay to merge it with the original, with a low opacity - this is a good way to increase contrast without too much burning out of the bright parts.
    [compare]
    [thumbnails]

  • LaosLaos
    Title: Kuang FallsPentax K20D

    Kuang Falls
    ifege Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1839 W: 82 N: 5499] (25359)


  • Contrast mask
    Contrast mask
    vjmite Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 31 N: 776] (4216) [2012-02-13 02:48:52] [1]
    I applied a contrast mask to the photo, which lightens the shadows and darkens the highlights. Not a huge difference, but it brings out details in the shadow areas.
    [compare]
    [thumbnails]

  • RomaniaRomania
    Title: Purity and Power

    Purity and Power
    Cori_R (62)


  • Jasc paint 9
    Jasc paint 9
    isabela_sor Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2725 W: 1550 N: 8630] (47748) [2011-12-03 22:54:04] [4]
    am convertit-o in b&w , am aplicat +4 clarify si am redus noise si am aplicat o rama fina
    [compare]
    [thumbnails]

  • SwedenSweden
    Title: King's viewCannon Powershot S2IS

    King's view
    Leo71538 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 173 W: 49 N: 167] (555)


  • Jasc paint 9
    Jasc paint 9
    isabela_sor Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2725 W: 1550 N: 8630] (47748) [2011-11-27 13:33:48] [3]
    converting in b&w, adding +2 clarify tool, crop and frame
    [compare]
    [thumbnails]

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: The Domes of St Mark's

    The Domes of St Mark's
    delpeoples Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5632 W: 351 N: 12448] (60326)


  • Contrast mask
    Contrast mask
    vjmite Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 31 N: 776] (4216) [2011-05-07 23:36:25] [3]
    I used a contrast mask: make a duplicate layer of the photo, turn it into black and white, make it a negative image, blur it using a Gaussian blur, overlay it on the original using the overlay mode. If you don't have Photoshop you won't know what I'm talking about. But it's a more sophisticated way of brightening the shadows and darkening the highlights than simply increasing brightness.
    [compare]
    [thumbnails]

  • RomaniaRomania
    Title: Dark mood

    Dark mood
    isabela_sor Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2725 W: 1550 N: 8630] (47748)


  • snow
    snow
    isabela_sor Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2725 W: 1550 N: 8630] (47748) [2011-04-27 10:21:54]
    15 km between these 2 places
    [compare]
    [thumbnails]

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: Gavea Stone

    Gavea Stone
    Claudiocsouza (33)


  • Contrast, saturation, colour adjustment
    Contrast, saturation, colour adjustment
    vjmite Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 31 N: 776] (4216) [2011-04-01 03:04:09] [3]
    I used Photoshop to put more red in the photo. Did you use a telephoto? The atmosphere makes things look blue when they are far away. I also increased the contrast and saturation to make the colours more vibrant. I also sharpened the photo slightly.
    [compare]
    [thumbnails]

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Church in AustraliaOlympus FE 320

    Church in Australia
    NonPhotogenic Silver Note Writer [C: 5 W: 0 N: 12] (59)


  • Darken, increase saturation
    Darken, increase saturation
    vjmite Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 31 N: 776] (4216) [2011-02-11 01:40:47] [3]
    I darkened the photo a bit (strictly speaking I decreased the gamma) and increased the saturation. Also sharpened it a little.
    [compare]
    [thumbnails]

  • New ZealandNew Zealand
    Title: Ma cabaneCanon 5D Mark II

    Ma cabane
    ivtchik Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 38 W: 27 N: 31] (836) *


  • contrast mask
    contrast mask
    vjmite Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 31 N: 776] (4216) [2010-11-13 22:59:22] [1]
    I applied a contrast mask in Photoshop.
    [compare]
    [thumbnails]

    explore TREKEARTH