Sunday, June 28, 2009

Flower Fixed - What Do You Think?


I took several pictures of this flower this weekend, but each time I took it, it came out too vibrant, with the leaves all blending in with each other. So, I tried various things in PSE 7, trying to see what worked and what didn't.

With this picture, I darkened the highlights a bit, lowered the contrast and brightness, messed with the hue and saturation of red in the photo, cropped it and finally added a bit of sharpening with Unsharp Mask.

So, does the flower still look real? Did I edit too much?

Here is the before picture:



  1. not that i am by any means expert, just a photo nut, i think you did a great job. I am still learning Photoshop, it is a complex beast!

  2. Oh my goodness, you are incredibly creative! I wish that I could manage a shot half as good as what I am seeing here.

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog.

  3. Great work. It seems as if it is overexposed, so by bringing up the blacks and maybe desaturating the flowers only, you can make it pop.
    I think your editing is great.


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