Last week I shot some graffiti under a bridge in the outskirts of Amsterdam, along the Amsterdam Rhine canal.
I will use them today to try a new way of editing and processing photos.
Lightroom, Aperture, and Photoshop are quite capable of creating excellent black-and-white images, Silver Efex Pro 2, a Black and White plug-in that I often use, offers incredible presets along with simplicity for the user.
What I haven’t used yet was Color Efex Pro, which came as a part of the package when we bought Silver Efex Pro 2.
I took some of my graffiti shots to test it in three steps. It was overwhelming to see the possibilities I had.
Here is what I did:
- First photo: Edited in Lightroom to constrain crop, remove chromatic aberration, enable profile corrections. Then if needed, I worked on clarity, contrast, shadows, highlights, white balance.
- Second photo: Next I used the preset solarization, which gave it a grungy, dodgy and quite dramatic effect.
- Third photo: I used the preset solarization in black and white.
Note: The featured image was also edited with solarization but I reduced the saturation.
What do you think? Click if you wish to enlarge the photos.
Shot with an iPhone5.
The schedule theme for this week’s challenge is: Editing and Processing.
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