Stream flower

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  1. wilson007

    wilson007 TPF Noob!

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    Hello all. This is my first post although I've been here for awhile.

    I took this earlier today and have been playing with it in PS for awhile but I can't get it to look the way I want. I think this shot has a lot of potential but I'm having trouble bring it out. I've mainly been adjusting curves and saturation to try and bring out more color, but I haven't been very successful yet. Any help?

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  2. jilleenphoto

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    Interesting looking flower. I've never seen one that looks like that before.

    As for bringing out the color, there are a couple of simple tools I'm used to playing with in Photoshop.

    There is a color balance tool that you can use to bring up the orange/red/yellow, and there is also an option to add a photo filter. (Such as a warming filter).

    I think you'd be better served by the color balance tool though. You can find it by going to image/adjustments/color balance if you're using photoshop.

    Truly nice shot though.
     
  3. wilson007

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    Ok, I did the warming filter, adjusted the color balance and bumped saturation a bit. Here's what I have now:

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    Is this as good as it's going to get? I still think it should "pop" a bit more.
     
  4. Ajay

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    How about this? I tend to have a bold editing style and this was pretty quick so I understand if you think it's too much. Here's what I did:

    1 - curves adjustment
    2 - unsharp mask at 20-25-0
    3 - burned the top left and bottom right corners a bit and also some areas on the flower that had gotten too bright
    4 - decreased saturation to -3 to compensate for everything else I did.


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    I would maybe use a layer mask to mask out the effect on everything but the flower.
     
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    YES! That is exactly what I was looking for! Thank you so much!
     
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    Glad I could help. :) It's a great shot!
     

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