Thursday, October 29, 2009
To the left below is the image SOOC. It looks a little wan but the subject is beautiful so it's worth trying. Adjusting colors, balance and levels gave me a good starting point.
After experiementing with various filters and action sets and order of layers, I settled on, from bottom of the layers stack to top, Boutwell Magic Glasses by Totally Rad, Boost, Edge Burn, Dim the Lights and Old West by Pioneer Woman. The main effect was to sharpen and intensify the detail and color that was there, to warm the color and to accentuate shadows.