Posts Tagged With: Photoshop

Garden Photography : February Monochrome…


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.

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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…

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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…

flowers aperture priority pc 017 water colour filter cloning_4000x3000

Then I went mad, but it was all fun… 

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Jude has another lovely green monochrome image this week. Take a look at it.

Categories: black and white, garden photography challenge, memories, monochrome, photography, photoshop | Tags: , , , | 8 Comments

Bench Series June : Art Effects



For June Jude has challenged us to show benches that we have adjusted to give them an artistic effect. So above is the original that I chose to “play” with.

  • First I cropped out the tree and flower trellis on the left.
  • Using Photo Shop Elements I applied “Paint Daubs” from the filters.
  • On top of that I used “accent edges”
  • Finally I adjusted the hue and saturation.

This is the final result…

red bus tour 070 enhanced bench

Thanks Jude for this June Bench Series, it has been fun and stretched my imagination. Now to look for some benches with unusual detail for July’s challenge.

Categories: bench series, photography, photoshop | Tags: , , | 27 Comments

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