I’m all excited because I learned something new today!
I was looking for something to watch while I create a cleansing and protection ritual for the cottage (we move back in this week) and I decided to look at my Youtube subscriptions. I saw this video and had to try it out.
Anyone who looks at my photoblogs knows that I do what I can to enhance the images and I am slowly learning Photoshop – having to upgrade/update it notwithstanding – in order to do that better. I could learn faster, if I watched more tutorials, I suppose. Honestly, it’s a case of forgetting there are tools out there to help me learn it.
Anyway, I chose a photo I took of the flowers we planted last year. They finally bloomed this year and they’re gorgeous! They’re called Pasque flowers (aka wind flower, prairie crocus, Easter Flower and meadow anemone). I absolutely love the colour of them and had to take a picture of the blooms. It seemed like a great choice.
This is the original:
And this is the tweaked one:
Vibrant isn’t it?
I’m so pleased to have learned something new!
Back to planning my ritual.
EDIT: Apparently, I didn’t say why this is a new thing for me. If you click through to the video you’ll see that it’s a lesson on using Colour Balance and making adjustments on an adjustment layer. Colour Balance isn’t entirely new to me but I wasn’t sure how to use it right. The Adjustment Layer is completely new. Now that I know how to properly make my photos you will be seeing better quality images!