Hello dear readers…
Today, something new. We are to take an image, and apply a Black & White “Action”, or a Black to White gradient map layer,
and then bring back some of the original image’s color.
Since I have to review the lesson on downloading tips for “Actions”, several more times…..(it sounded rather confusing at first!) I decided to
use a Black to White gradient map layer instead. At least I do know how to do that!
In PSE 11, I created a new adjustment layer, and made that my Black to White gradient map. Then, I used the paint brush tool (in black) to gently go over
the brass key in the photo, bringing back the color, until the key had the appearance I wanted.
Next came the quote about Courage. I made a brush stamp for the quote, so I can reuse it instead of typing text each time.
I went on to make brush stamps for a few other quotes I have, also. That was certainly fun to do!
About the image: My father-in-law served with the US Army in WWll. This is his own Serviceman’s Manual.
Nikon D300, lens: Nikkor 105mm macro, ISO 1000, f/3.2, 1/160. Post process: PSE 11.
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