Photo of a rose

This is the original photo.
Using Photoshop I cropped the photo, created two duplicate layers of the image and made adjustments to each. I increased the saturation, adjusted the contrast, selected individual colors and adjusted them for color and saturation, then erased parts of one layer to reveal parts of the other layer.
With this photo I created two more duplicate layers and made one layer a sepia tone. Then I selected the eraser tool with reduced opacity and removed the top layer partially to bring up subtle color from the image below. Then I added a vintage camera lens filter and multiplied the image.

8 Responses to “Photo of a rose”

  1. luanne says:

    really cool, judy! i like how you cropped to focus on that central star formed by the sepals. nature offers so many details, just out there patiently waiting for us to notice.

  2. Cindy says:

    Wow, this is beautiful! I need to learn to work with Photoshop like you have here. Hopefully your description will give me some ideas of things to look to do. thanks for sharing

  3. K says:

    Love what you did to this image!

  4. Helen Cowans says:

    I like this šŸ™‚ Love the colours

  5. QuiltRobin says:

    I love what you did in Photoshop with the rose photo. Both resulting images are beautiful. I can’t wait to see what you ultimately do with them!

  6. Very pretty, can’t wait to see the final project!

  7. I like to play with the photos in photoshop, adjusting the colors and altering the look and mood of the photos for no other purpose than to see what I can do with them. Things like this often inspire my other work in subtle ways, maybe a shape or color triggers an idea for another unrelated project.

  8. Karoda says:

    This afternoon I cleaned off my balcony of the dead plants and I thought about these pictures and our life cycles…how some die and come back and others don’t.

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