View Full Version : Stunning in Blue

Mad Aussie
12-18-2009, 09:39 PM
Thought I'd re-process an old shot ...


12-19-2009, 04:07 AM
Wow - fantastic colour - it looks very royal!

12-19-2009, 06:08 AM
Funny how old shots you may not have thought about much can pop with a little processing.

12-19-2009, 07:38 AM
Lovely colouring MA...did you saturate it a bit more? And I see some Orton -type pp in the BG.

12-19-2009, 07:40 AM
to quote Monty Python: Beautiful Plumage!

this is a beautiful shot. I love hte way he's looking to the left (well my left, his right).
I am glad you found it. :highfive:

Mad Aussie
12-19-2009, 02:38 PM
Thanks all. Yes ... as we learn new ways to process, sometimes old photos can come alive.

No Orton but a process that produces a similar effect without blowing out highlights. No extra saturation ... that's as it was.

12-19-2009, 04:51 PM
is this process explainable? I'd love to know how you did it :)

12-19-2009, 05:01 PM
Brilliant colors! Lovely pp

Mad Aussie
12-19-2009, 05:04 PM
is this process explainable? I'd love to know how you did it :)
I think so. Instead of Orton I've always used a Glamour Blur filter (for use with models skin tones) I found on the net somewhere. Don't even remember where but would be able to track it down I think. After setting all my levels/curves and other basic processing I use the Glam Blur which creates a duplicate layer of the photo and then prompts me to make adjustments etc for the level of glam blur I think will work. Once done I'm left with the new Glam Blur photo layered above my original with a layer mask in place. By carefully painting in the layer mask I can selectively leave the blur I like and bring through the original sharpness of the photo below.

12-19-2009, 11:17 PM
I see if I can play with this.

12-20-2009, 12:05 AM
Nice one MA. I like the treatment and colour.

Mad Aussie
12-20-2009, 12:09 AM
cheers AntZ