Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Tuesday Dragonfly

I am very pleased to be participating in 5 different blog hops this Tuesday. I figured it was a great way to meet new bloggers and show off my picture.
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Okay here is my before picture of a dragonfly that I snapped over the weekend

Here I used PhotoShops Lightroom 4 and added the  Medium Contrast Curve to the picture

Then I proceeded to enhance the picture to the Aged Photo setting in Lightroom 4

Now here I save the photo and switch over to my Photo Elements 10. I decided to add a texture to this photo. I have never done this before so I thought it might be fun.
I went to the texturizer and chose burlap with 109% scaling with the relief being set at 4 and this is my result.
I was happy with the result. I thought about adding a frame but decided it would be just to much. 
I think I actually like this texturized :-) Do not be afraid to tell me what you think. 

15 comments:

  1. I love your Dragonfly, and the texture works well here (although I am rather biased towards textures ;)). I also rather like no 2as it shows off more detail, a great collection :)

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  2. Fantastic pictures! And thanks for the invitation, I will check those hops too :)

    Hugs and have a lovely week!

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  3. Love the end result, and just a great capture in general!

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  4. I too am new to textures. They are fun, and a bit addicting! My fav shot is #2, but I like your texture one very much. Keep playing and beware of the warning...addiction!

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  5. First off, this was a great shot to begin with; very cool! I love adding contrast to my photos; it just makes them pop more! I am absolutely loving the aged one; gorgeous!

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  6. Great shot and very creative alterations ~ ^_^ ( A Creative Harbor)

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  7. The original is great, and I love your edits, too!

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  8. such a cool shot! I love the final edit but I really love the nice clean edit of version 2 also!

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  9. Love the "bokeh" in the background!

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  10. I think I like #2 best. I guess I really like the sharp color and contrast. Thanks for sharing your process...all the versions are creative.

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  11. Beautiful shot!! I love it just SOOC! But they are all interesting :-)

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  12. I actually like all four edits very much and I think the original photo does not need much editing. It's beautiful, :)

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  13. Thank you all for the lovely comments! Thank you so much!!

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