Jude (Earth laughs in flowers) is hosting a weekly challenge related to garden photography. Each month has a different theme. February is black and white or tones of one colour. Look for texture, shape and patterns. The subject matter is entirely up to you, but should be loosely garden related.
Last week Jude inspired me with her stunning entry (see it here). So, this week, I have been playing around with Photo Shop Elements.
First I converted this Anthurium covered in raindrops to black and white.
Then I noticed the dark leaf in the bottom right corner came out black. Not a good look.
So I used the clone tool, then the smudge tool to take away the black stroke. But it still didn’t look right.
Next I took it to Light Room and first cropped some of the bottom area then “fiddled” with the settings.
Now I really had the bit between my teeth…
So I took the original converted photo back to PS Elements and used the filters. First I used the “find edges” then “dark strokes”
This time I cloned out all the back ground. Over an hour had whizzed by…
Then I went mad, but it was all fun…
Jude has another lovely green monochrome image this week. Take a look at it.