What kind of editing do you like best? Below we have an image submitted by Sonomi Johnson, edited numerous ways using Photoshop Actions. Which is your favorite? I added my comments/critique with each edit. Add yours in the comment section too.
Edit 1: No processing except cloning. This is a great image straight out of camera, but the background was distracting. I like that Sonomi got rid of the complex, busy background. The cloning is not perfect. So if I was working with her on it, I would have her scatter the trees a bit more so they were not uniform. And there are two spots where I see a stroke just end. But once she applied actions, the cloned issues actually became less apparent. See other edits.
Edit 2: I like the tones added with Mini Fusion Photoshop actions. The action created a mood to the image. It seems to fit well.
Edit 3: This edit is similar to #2, but slightly more yellow toned. Normally I prefer warm, but on this one, I actually prefer the cooler edit.
Edit 4: I love the Vanilla Ice Cream Black and White Photoshop action on this image. It looks great in black and white. If being nit picky, I would say the slightly darker trees are right up the middle – so adding a few more bunches of them on the sides would help. And I might add fill light to the black skirt so we could see more detail. But overall, I love this edit.
Edit 5: Old School Vintage is a washed out style. It works nicely for this image as well. But if I had to pick a “winner” for me it is the “edit 2.” Now it is your turn to share.
These photos were all taken by the talented Sonomi Johnson. Her photos are amazing to begin with, great lighting, exposure and focus. But she loves subtle edits with Photoshop too.Previous Post: How Copyright Law Applies to Photographers and Bloggers
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