Month: June 2011

Adding that “Dramatic” look to your image.

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Adding some effects to your photo in post processing can give an ordinary image that dramatic look.  Consider using a background with good contrast to start with. In this example I used a cloudy sky. Most of the work here is in the post processing. I use Lightroom and Photoshop Elements to achieve the final effect but you can use just about any image editor. First I wanted to bring out the nice contrast in the cloud layer so I increased the contrast in the upper part of the frame. To add the brownish tone to the overall image I used a sepia tone and played with tint, color and grain.  This process is done by trial and error but with a little extra time spent in  post processing good results can be achieved.

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