Filter Friday on Google+
Every Friday, we post a photo that has some type of filter effect applied to it and encourage other photographers to show their images and to list what filters they used.
Below is an example of a ‘before’ image of a Brown Pelican that I captured off the coast of La Jolla as he was coming in for a landing.
In the ‘after’ image, I used Viveza 2 to reduce the brightness in certain areas of the image, and added Structure to add extra texture to the feathers by using Control Points. This enabled me to keep the water in the background soft and to selectively add the filter effect to just the Pelican.
To finish off the image, I used the Midnight Filter in Color Efex Pro 4 to lead the viewer’s eye to the bird and tone down the areas around him. I selected the Brush button in the Color Efex Pro 4 interface window. Then I was able to use the Brush in Photoshop by selecting ‘Paint’ from the Selective tool to paint in the areas around the Pelican.
The last step was to add a fine edged border from the Image Borders filters in Color Efex Pro 4.
So share an image where you used either a digital or glass filter or both and tag your image #filterfriday curated by +Laurie Rubin. We’d love to see how filters have helped to enhance your images!
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