Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Pelotonia 2019 photos...and still counting

Pelotonia 2019 is long over and I am still slowly going through the 900+ photos I took. I have been uploading some of the photos to my SmugMug site.

Here is a few recent shots I finally got around to processing.

You can check more pictures from this year's Pelotonia here:


Monday, October 14, 2019

Before and After: STOP Take 2

Second shot of the Stop sign from the previous post. Shooting the sign at eye level and view of the neighboring field. Using ON1 Photo Raw for processing and try out a different border and a texture this time.

#beforeandafter #on1photoraw
After editing.

Before editing.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Before and After: STOP

Here is a simple shot I took along a country road and edited with ON1 Photo Raw.

#beforeandafter #photoediting
After editing in ON1 Photo Raw.

Before editing in ON1 Photo Raw.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Photo Art: Farm in the Country

Once again, I have been playing with Corel Painter and Affinity Photo to create artwork from my photos. Using Corel Painter to create a couple of digital paintings with a photo, then taking those paintings into Affinity Photo to merge the paintings with the original photo. Add a texture and adjustments to finish off the photo art.

What do you think of this one?

#photoart #creative #corelpainter #affinityphoto
Final photo art.
Original photo.

Monday, September 30, 2019

Photo Art: Bronze Corvette

Another photo converted to art! Using a photo of a Corvette, I used Corel Painter to create two different paintings by using the "Auto-painting" feature which is handy if you are like me can't draw or paint. LOL! Then I used Affinity Photo to merged the paints with the original to create a one of a kind digital art. To do so, I placed the Paint Layer 1 on top of the original, then placed the Paint Layer 2 on top of the first paint layer. Then I changed the blend mode of the Paint Layer 2 to Darker Color. Selecting the two paint layers, I group the two layers and added a mask. I used the mask to paint back in the original photo so parts of the car can still be seen. I then applied a Curve adjustment layer on top to darken the photo art. Finally, I added a cracked metal texture and masked it into certain parts of the photo art to complete the effect.

Here is the look of the various parts of the photo art.

#photoart #creative #corelpainter #affinityphoto
Final Photo Art
Paint Layer #1
Paint Layer #2
Original Photo

Friday, September 20, 2019

Before and After: Ruins among the Flowers

One of the beautiful things about Ariel-Foundation Park is the old ruins that you can explore. This ruins are great for portrait backgrounds and finding some textures to use in your photo editing.

Using ON1 Photo Raw 2019, I did some fine tuning in the Develop panel. Increase contrast, open up the whites and increase the vibrance. Under Effects panel, I used the Tone Enhancer to make the blue sky pop by slightly lowering the exposure, increase contrast a little more, and open the whites a little more as well. Then finish it off with a vignette. That was pretty simply!

#beforeandafter #arielfoundationpark #landscapephotograpnhy
After editing in ON1 Photo Raw. 
Before editing in ON1 Photo Raw.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

New to Affinity Photo? Here is a tips guide for you.

If you are looking for a guide to Affinity Photo with some tips for a beginner, I just happen to come across this downloadable pdf guide from Practical Photography.

Since I stopped using Adobe Photoshop and switched to Affinity Photo, I can honestly say Affinity Photo is worth checking out. It does mean learning a new app but I found it not hard to learn since it basically very much like Photoshop. Once you find where things are at and the tools, it pretty much not much different from Photoshop.

You can download the pdf guide from Practical Photography here:

Affinity Photo