The garden is filled with blooming irises. I used a watercolor effect on this photo. I watched a video on YouTube by TopazLabs. I usually use a Topaz Simplify preset and then adjust to my liking on a painting effect. This time I used only the sliders to gain the look I wanted. You can watch the video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2iD3exhrXw It is very short and easy to follow. The important points were: stick to the simplify sliders, stay away from the details and feature boost sliders and adjust the edge strength. I rather like the result and didn’t dodge or burn this photo. Hope you like it!
Processed in Photoshop Elements with the Difference Blending Mode. Adjusted for levels and sharpness. Some cloning was done and finally framed. I liked the way the grass added so much texture to the smoothness of the leaf.
My hobby tools on my kitchen table. I adjusted levels, applied Mr. Contrast by Flaming Pear and burned. Just accident that all were blue, but I actually paid attention! 🙂 We’ll have to have a discussion on dodging and burning sometime as it is one of my very favorite tools. Hope you are all having a good week!