Taking a flower to boldly go where few flowers have gone before—space. In this video, begin image manipulations to make an average image of an amazing flower look like it belongs among the stars.
- [Instructor] I'm always so amazed to see…how much in common it seems that flowers have with sea life…and also things you see in space…from the Hubble Space Telescope.…So with that in mind,…I'm going to take this kind of mediocre photo…with a beautiful flower…and really edit it to tell a whole 'nother story…and make this an image…of something that would look much more at home…in the night sky than it would here on Earth.…Now to get there, I'm going to apply several filters.…So I'm going to use some filters from Nik Collection.…Now this particular version is free to download…and I'm running it nicely on Photoshop CC 2018.…
I'm going to open up Color Efex Pro.…Alright, so the first filter I want to apply is to…increase the visibility of the textures…of the flowers and the filaments and the stamen.…So I'm going to scroll all the way down to the bottom here…and go to Tonal Contrast.…And, just going to check out…the differences here.…So I really want to increase…the tonal contrast of the highlights.…The midtones also.…
First, brush up your botanical vocabulary. Then learn how to take your raw photos and start editing them into something more. Find out how to build texture, enhance color and tone, and direct focus to draw viewers into the areas you want to highlight. Susan switches between different apps on desktop and mobile, to show the strengths of each tool. Follow along to find the workflow that works best for you and your photographic style.
- Why we photograph flowers
- Editing to draw focus
- Enhancing texture and color
- Refining your story
- App hopping: Using the best tool
- Assessing your progress