I'm on my lunch break at work, so I used PicMonkey.com - which I totally love anyway!
Here's Sarah's original photo:
Don't you just love when you are driving down the road and you see an old barn. It's so nostalgic.. can it be nostalgic if I didn't actually lived when it was in use? Maybe it just makes me long for simpler times - I get over it quickly by using my very complicated digital camera to snap a photo. =)
And here's how it all went down:
- Sharpened and Clarified quite a bit. I knew I wanted to go for something dramatic.
- Straightened the horizon a little - then I cropped it so the straightening really didn't matter much.
- Increased the highlights until the sky disappeared to white - this is when I knew I'd go for a texture.
- Added warmth using the temperature slider
- Used the Dusk effect - faded to about 55-60 %
- Used the Urbane effect for a little burnt edges effect and faded it about 75 %
- Next I posterized it! With the details slider alll the way to the right. I did not fade this effect at all.
- Added one of the papyrus textures on multiply- This one just happened to look like sky! awesome. Faded it to taste.
I really love it! I love the texture and depth.
Question? Do you start editing a photo with an ultimate picture in mind or do you just go with the flow and get inspired along the way?
I think I do a little of both... but I love when inspiration hits half way through and you get something you totally didn't expect! I can't wait to see what everybody comes up with. There are so many great entries so far!