The Arboretum

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  1. padrepaul77

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    Kind of liked this through the trees...the arboretum is a place in the Twin Cities that's a nice little oasis of flowers, trees, ornamental grasses, etc. Any suggestions welcome.
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    This is a beautiful shot. There's some color detail in the sky you can bring out with a little tweaking, if you're inclined.

    I gave it a try, and will post it with your say-so.
     
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    That would be great. I can never figure these kind out in terms of what to do; the sky I want to adjust, but the tree branches and leaves are in the way...is the magic wand my only option here in elements?
     
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    You'll want to look into the Color Range tool for selecting tricky areas like tree branches, hair, and the like. I just checked to see whether it's available on Elements, and it seems to be there for versions 3 and above. Here are a few tutorials I found, I didn't go through them but hopefully it'll be a good start.

    Select Color Range in Photoshop Elements (Elements-specific)
    Make your selections by using the color range command. (looks more robust)

    Here's what I came up with, it's possible to go a good deal darker in the sky but I liked this the best. It's a very subtle adjustment. (TIFF)

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    Wow, very cool...I can't quite figure it out. I have such a hard time going between the branches. I'll work on it!
     

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