Robyn hosts the one four challenge at Robyn’s Fine Art – take one of our own photos and edit it four ways over the course of the month. My photo for this month – a shot of our hedgerow in the winter and my intent is to explore the tools in Sagelight to change my photos into painterly images. Last week I used the oil filter in … Continue reading The Hedgerow – Week 4
I have been experimenting with artistic effects on my photographs. I have used Fotosketcher in the past, often with enjoyable results, but now I want to make the images more my own and so have been exploring the tools of Sagelight, my preferred editing program. I’ve done a comparison of the original photo with a Fotosketcher version and then my own version produced with Sagelight. Having used … Continue reading Photo Editing: Personal touch
Having fun with photo editing. Here’s the original Edited in Sagelight where I played with the contrast, filters and lighting. Greater part of the transformation was achieved with the dodge and burn function. Continue reading Life Cycle
I was working on these already when I saw “Patterns” was Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge prompt. So I played some more. I had a night photo of distant city lights and from it created these images of light patterns. All of these images are from one original photo, which I included at the end of this post. I’d love to hear what you think and which you like best, if any at all 😉 I used Photoscape, Photoshop Elements 8, Paint, and Sagelight to achieve the effects. Click on any photo for a closer look.
I like these challenges because they get me to look at my photos in different ways, working to get the best out of each. I cropped the original photo to focus on the subject of the challenge and discovered a shot I like. After cropping there were leftovers in the upper frame that I removed using Paint. Then I used Sagelight but I did little … Continue reading Photo Editing: Footwear 3
After playing in Sagelight: Original photo: Continue reading “Have I said I’m lovin’ this software?”
I’ve said before that I am a tweaker. Some take pride, and rightly so, in getting the shot just the way they wanted it without tweaking. I use a point and shoot; I don’t have all the adjustments, lenses, and filters and experience necessary to get the shot the way I might envision it. So I tweak.
I think of every photo as a canvas on which to create the most interesting result I can. And I am testing out some new-to-me software on a 30-day free trial – Sagelight. I ever so quickly checked out Lightroom and, like other Adobe Photoshop software,I ever so quickly found out it is beyond my understanding. But I’m lovin’ this Sagelight. So many things to try. So many variations. So many combinations. And infinite possibilities.
From this original photo –
I cropped and began to experiment – Continue reading “I’m lovin’ this software”