blend modes

Photo Information
Copyright: Robert Brown (Robbrown) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1184 W: 88 N: 2160] (6106)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-07-24
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Edited by: Luko G R (Luko) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 30 W: 6 N: 55] (134)
Edited Image Upload Date: 2004-08-02 18:10:31
Categories: Insects
Exposure: 8, 1/500 seconds
Workshop Note
The whole idea to input some brightness in this shot that I suspect was taken under a dull overcast sunlight :
1- first tilted the image 20 counterclockwise to strengthen the compo and achieve a simili diagonal with the butterfly wings. Then cropped.
2- duplicated the layer and chose "screen", which brightened the image, reduced opacity of the effect to 50% to get the "correct exposure". flattened the layers.
3- duplicated the layers and chose "multiply" which saturated and darkened the colored parts, good for the dull sky but much too dark for some bakground parts and the flowers.
4- then chose the eraser with a 30 effect and started erasing the parts of the mulktiply layer where i thought that was too dark, specially on the flowers. When happy with the result flattened the layers.
5- used the USM at radius 0.3, effect 100
6- framed.
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(Luko) Workshop: large-white-butterflyRobbrown 1 08-02 18:26
Thank you for sorting the lighting problems with it.Robbrown 1 08-02 18:25
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