Before and After

Posted: September 13, 2017 in Uncategorized
I liked the look of the leaves from a Teasel plant. The problem is the main subject is green and the background is green as well, so not enough pop in this image. It looks just okay, but I wanted a more dramatic feel.


I thought why not add some nice striking contrast in Nik Software’s Color Efex Pro 4. I used the “Solarizaton” filter which darkened the background and intensified the plant. The background didn’t totally black out, but when I went back into Photoshop Elements, I used the contrast slider which helped to finish blacking out the background.

  1. Debbie Lind says:

    This reminds of a Trident, a unique shot! Eye appealing.

  2. Douglas Berg says:

    Great tip, thanks Mike.

  3. Tom Trabue says:


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