Wednesday, March 3, 2010
This shot was taken a while back and while cleaning up my 365 archive I wanted to see if I could take it from being a blown out throw away photo to something more appealing. After converting it to black and white and cropping to remove excess tree branches I started to see it come together.
- Converted using the black and white adjustment layer (neutral density preset).
- Used a new technique I just learned that uses the Hue/Saturation adjustment layer. Create a Hue/Saturation layer and change blend mode to Color. Create another Hue/Saturation layer and move the Saturation slider all the way to the left. Switch back to the other Hue/Saturation layer and adjust the sliders as needed.
- For extra contrast added a Curves layers and used the Increase Contrast preset.
- Did a little dodge and burn on the bird where needed.