Thursday, March 31, 2011

Looking In - Before and After


   This is a before and after of a recent photo of mine.  As shown in the graphic, I used three textures by Shadow House Creation.  I shoot RAW and then use Adobe Camera Raw with Photoshop Elements 9 for Mac.
   For this photo I also used a B/W gradient map, boosting contrast.  Then I used a slight warming gradient map on his skin, leaving the background a slightly cooler tone.




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Quote of the Day:
      “Knowledge is like money: to be of value it must circulate, and in circulating it can increase in quantity and, hopefully, in value.”
          -  Louis L'Amour

5 comments:

R and J Studios March 31, 2011 at 7:36 AM  

this is perfect in B&W!

Winn (aka Koreen) March 31, 2011 at 8:10 AM  

Beautiful B&W!

Sandra Collins March 31, 2011 at 11:04 AM  

that edit is just stunning

Michelle March 31, 2011 at 11:54 AM  

I always LOVE a good B&W! Great job!

Courtney March 31, 2011 at 12:55 PM  

Great shot - beautiful in black and white! Really nice!

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