Sunday, 6 April 2008

Daily Photo #120

I think the grey skies yesterday foreshadowed a heavy snowfall last night of about 2 or 3 inches. The weather is so bloody cold again with artic winds but it's sunny and cheerful out so one cannot be too down hearted.

I shot this one yesterday in Brum, I desaturated parts of the image then went in and adjusted each pane of glass on the telephone box in turn. Took a while.

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CS3 is pretty intuitive when it comes to "wanding" stuff, as if it can set parameters and repeat itself. Either Adobe have programmed a mighty fine AI into this software or I was extremely lucky when manipulating it, I don't know. Either way, CS3 rocks the house.

Anyway, it was grey, overcast and nasty yesterday and the only colours that stood out for me in this shot were the red of these slightly rare and (now) retro telephone boxes.

2 comments:

Robert Sharl said...

Nice work. My little Ixus has a very effective Colour Highlight mode that does this automagically, just by pointing it at the colour you want to keep. I'm surprised there isn't a similar filter in Photoshop now, although that's never as satisfying as what you've done here.

Trav28 said...

Thanks Robert!

I am a cheapskate when it comes to filters but I think the "doing it by hand thing" can be good practice and gives me a little more control.

I love the Ixus range, thinking about picking one up just to keep in my pocket instead of lugging my kit around.