Here is a before and after of an image I edited using one of the actions and also a tutorial given by this wonderful lady.
Image taken by Ken Pegg http://www.prosperos-book.info/ I have permission to use this image for anything, I am the model.
After using the actions 'Ethereal' and 'Boost' Boost, enhances the colour and Ethereal makes the picture seem dreamy. I then used the gaussian blur filter to make me blurry and used a layer mask to delete the effect from my hair, skin and clothing. This made the background blurry putting more emphasis on me as the model.
My skin tone and the colours are all enhanced and I think the overall picture is stronger.
I am going to do alot more experimentation with these new actions and will probably post more images later on in the blog.
There is much more colour in my skin and my eyes which makes me stand out more.
I have also learnt about HDR images which are basically a series of images which are put together all of the same subject, at different exposures and the effects are really cool! I will have to save up and buy Photomatic before I can learn how to do this technique.
Here is an image that has been edited using HDR. The website says 'feel free to use pictures, but with credits and links' so the credit goes to the person who owns the image and the website link is http://stuckincustoms.com/2006/06/06/548/
this is one of the images they has taken using this technique:
It's amazing what you can find on the internet.
I think this picture is very beautiful even though the colours arent balanced. This is not a conventional image but I love the effect!
Well that's it for today's post, I'm quite tired so I'll probably go to bed soon.
Thanks for reading :]