Monday, July 15, 2019

Photo Art: New Corel Painter 2020 is Out!

I updated my Corel Painter to the new Corel Painter 2020. While I am not a artist, I do like Painter's auto painting feature, BUT this time I try to do the work by my own hand. And I think I still suck at being a painter or similar. Maybe an abstract artist.

#corelpainter #art
Done using Corel Painter 2020.
Original photo.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Before and After: Slippery When Wet

So here is a picture I took along my favorite bike trail. I decided to give it a vintage effect using ON1 Photo Raw 2019.

Started with a basic HDR Look filter to bring out some details. Next came a Black & White filter using the Coffee preset and then a LUTs Rome filter was then added. A Tone Enhancer was then applied to darken the outer corners of the image. I then added a film texture I found online years ago and then a Lens Blur was added to parts of the image. The photo was then finished off with a antique border to finish off the effect.

#beforeandafter #photoediting #vintage
After editing in ON1 Photo Raw 2019.

Before editing in ON1 Photo Raw 2019.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Before and After: Framed Corvettes

Here is a shot from 2017 Corvettes at Roscoe Village in Coshocton, Ohio, edited with ON1 Photo Raw 2019.

After doing some basic raw processing in Photo Raw, I headed over to the Effects panel. I started with the Tone Enhancer to open up the Blacks and bring in the Whites. Next came a Photo Filter and used the Tobacco preset. Next, I used a Curves filter to darken parts of the photo and a postcard texture was then added. Finish off with a simple white letterbox frame.

#beforeandafter #photoediting #carshow #corvette
After editing in ON1 Photo Raw.

Before editing in ON1 Photo Raw.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Color vs BW: Fall Colors 2018

I know it is summer, but I am finally sharing a color versus black & white of a shot I took last fall at Honey Run Falls. Do prefer the color version or the black and white version?

#colorvsbw #fallcolors

Monday, July 8, 2019

SmugMug website updated!

Just a simple notice that I updated the cover on my SmugMug site with a picture I took in June at Schnormeier Gardens. I have been thinking of looking at changing to a different format.

You can find my SmugMug site here:

#smugmug #photosharing

Friday, July 5, 2019

Before and After: Maroon Corvette

I have not got around to shooting any car shows this year, so here is one back from 2017 Corvettes at Roscoe Village held in Coshocton, Ohio.

#beforeandafter #corvette #carshow
After editing in ON1 Photo Raw.

Before editing in ON1 Photo Raw.