Thursday, July 29, 2010

Before & After - A Crazy Edit

Before:



This is a photo of a rose and the shadow of its bouquet, sitting on our deck. I knew I wanted to do a crazy edit with this photo, because that is the theme this week for Simplicity's Photography Blog Hop. However, I've been wondering since I saw the theme: What does she consider crazy? I've always wanted to mess around with reverse black & white, so I went with that for -kinda- crazy.

My steps:
-crop (I used an 8x10 ratio, but I wish I had cut off more on the right side.)
-levels & flatten
-gradient map: reverse black and white & flatten
-PW Sharpen This on rose and edges of shadow & flatten
-signature & flatten & save

After:




11 comments:

Maura said...

love it! the shadow turned out wonderful in B/W!

The OriginalPsyn said...

What a beautiful piece of art. Wonderful job.

Amber said...

Very cool it makes it looks so artsy, I'm going to have to try this one.

Julie said...

So cool. Very creative.

Mommy2Four said...

Neat! Very artistic!

zentmrs said...

Very dramatic. I like the light/shadow. Thanks for sharing!

Tara said...

Great job, very creative...

Ashley Sisk said...

Pretty cool - I think that qualifies for crazy...or rather creative!

Cammy said...

Very interesting edit! You are so good at Photoshop.

Hart Johnson said...

I really like both versions--I think the first is prettier, but the second has a surreal feel that seems appropriate for maybe a paranormal book cover or something.

bookaddict4real said...

wow great job