Tutorial: Non-human subject :)Thursday, March 11, 2010Morgan
I have been itching to take pictures of hubby's new bike, so yesterday he finally cleaned it up really nice and moved it out back just before sunset so I could get some shots. I am loving them! He told me he wanted just one "normal" shot (because I like getting different, more abstract shots of inanimate objects).
I was asked to make tutorial on how to edit this particular shot.
I utilized the RAW menu as follows.
Next I run CoffeeShop Perfect Portrait...because it's awesome! I bring the vignette down to about 25% opacity.
*For images that show the paint I paint over it with my brush on the soft skin layer to make it have the waxed look, gaussian blur and adjust opacity as well*
Then I use the eye define layer (Changed the blending mode to see where I brushed) and gaussian blurred to make it blend well.
Flatten and make 2 duplicate layers. Set the blending mode to multiply on the top layer and bring the opacity down to about 50%.
Set the middle layer to screen and keep at 100% opacity.
Set the blending mode to soft light for the top layer and run a high pass filter set at about 5.
Run a reduce noise filter on the bottom layer.
Before and after shots