I thought I would post a quick blog showing everyone how one photo can be transformed eight different ways using Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.
The first photo is my original photo with minor edits in Photoshop. I barely tweaked the color and added some fill light. For the second photo I applied my Nitty Gritty Portrait effects. My mom thinks this photo looks like a painting. In the third image I used adjustments for a quick HDR-like effect. Read how to do it here. I hand colored my fourth image in Lightroom to desaturate the alley. Using black and white in Lightroom I created my fifth image. I increased the contrast and clarity to give my photo extra pop. My sixth edit didn’t take much time. I simply adjusted my camera calibration in the RAW format. The last two edits are just random effects mixed together. I used Lightroom presets for the initial effects, then tweaked the colors and applied vignettes.
Each image, although the same, has a unique look and feel. This is just the tip of the iceberg. I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again. With Adobe programs, the possibilities are endless.
What else could I do to add effect to these photos? Which one is your favorite?