Diversify Your Macro Portfolio – Part 5 – Post Processing

Posted: June 29, 2015 in Uncategorized


I wrote an article for Outdoor Photographer magazine few years ago called “Diversify Your Macro Portfolio”. It talked about varying the different styles that are available in macro. Over six days I explore those various styles, and today is part five, Post Processing.
Creativity in macro doesn’t have to end at the time the shutter is released. We have the technology to add some interesting effects to our images in post processing. One of my favorite Photoshop plug-in programs is Nik Software’s Color Efex Pro. This program has 52 creative filters with 250 effects, so there’s a lot to work with to make your images pop.
This background is one of my ice image prints, and I added the butterfly mount on top of the print. I used Color Efex Pro for the bicolor effect.

This image was processed using texture overlays to achieve this look.

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  1. Kendell says:

    Mike, that texture overlay is really nice. Is it a particular company’s? Thanks, Kendell

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