One Photo Focus – August 2016


After-Before Friday is an event which allows photographers to share their processed images, and, if they choose, their post-processing steps. On the first Friday of the month, all participants have the opportunity to edit the same photo in the “One Photo Focus” challenge.

  1. First, I opened the image in Photoshop and added a vignette
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2.  I then opened the image in Google’s Nik Color Efex Pro 4 software, where I boosted the ‘perceptual saturation;’ basically, this enriches the colours.

Step-2

3. I applied a layer mask to soften and fine tune the effect.

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4. The most noteworthy edit took place in Analog Efex Pro 2.  I applied a tilt-shift bokeh effect, a double exposure effect, and another subtle vignette.

Step-4

 

5.  A few more tweaks in Lightroom, and I was done!

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Once again, the before vs the after:

I hope you enjoyed my edit!  I’d love to hear your thoughts and suggestions on the end result. Images from other contributors can be seen here.

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