Friday, March 25, 2011

Shoot & Edit...SOOC photo challenge

Here is my SOOC (straight out of camera) shot I posted earlier this week, the theme was { f l o w e r s }...my very good friend's daughter-in-law's gorgeous bride bouquet. BEFORE...

AFTER...Ashley's 'Nice & Easy' action

BEFORE...

AFTER...as I use Photoshop CS3, I got too confused with the download, so I resorted to Photoshop Liquify (don't care for it, but was still fun to learn & experiment!)

13 comments:

Courtney said...

Don't you love Ashley's action? What a huge difference. Just beautiful! I tried to download the Pixel Bender plugin as well and got it installed but am missing the oil painting option they have in CS5. CS4 plugin apparently does not offer that option. BOO HISS.

Julie said...

The purple photo is really fun. The bouquet, though, WOW! So pretty!

Mom Photographer said...

Julie, I relly like the edit of the bouquet! It looks much better!
Hugs,

Kimberly said...

Your first edit is wonderful! The purple flower looks kind of cool too. Like an abstract painting.

Sarah C. said...

Beautiful job on the bouquet! The SOOC was pretty, but I love how the edit brightened it and the crop really brings the focus in perfectly. :)

I struggled with the pixel bender too - can't seem to find it for my really old version of PS. Bummer as it looks so cool. The liquify is very interesting. I'll have to see if I can find that to play with.

Elizabeth Nafe said...

Don't u just love Ashley's action! What a huge difference it makes. Your bouquet edit is definitely WOW!

Michelle said...

Wow, your bouquet edit is gorgeous! Well done!

Maryvel Friesen said...

Very nice! Nothing like a bouquet of REAL flowers, eh? I had no idea CS4 didn't have the oil paint option for pixel bender! I had a big battle with it, but it was worth it! I am having a blast with it!

Ashley Sisk said...

Love your first edit! Gorgeous.

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

Those are stunning! Loving those actions!!

Cedar said...

The pictures were beautiful to start with but you did a great job with Ashley's Nice and Easy! Liquefy looks like it can be a lot of fun!

Jen said...

Gorgeous edits! The liquified image is cool, too!

Paige said...

wow, the flowers got sooo much brighter! but ya, the purple flower thing would be better liquified if the original item wasn't ALREADY beautiful...take something ugly or plain, then liquify....
thanks