Before and After

Posted: May 17, 2015 in Uncategorized

Here is the original. I was testing a green fabric background to see how it worked out, but it had a little to much texture.


I did a little crop and cloned out the extra stem and a few dust spots. Then went into Nik Software’s Viveza and dropped a control point on the background and slide the Structure slider to the left which took out most of the details of the texture from the fabric background. I also played a little with the brightness darkening it just a little.


Last I took the image into Nik Software’s Color Efex Pro 4 and click on the Low Key filter. It added a nice dramatic look darkening down the background and pulling out the highlights on the stem and flowers.

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  1. halpernnj says:

    excellent and a nice example of what can be doneArnold


  2. lighthouse75 says:

    That’s amazing — thanks for sharing this, Mike. What a transformation!

  3. Vickie says:

    Thanks for the Nik tips. Lovely changes.

  4. Pat says:

    Lovely edit.

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