I was having a little photoshop fun last nite with an HDR. I saw a lesson on how to create this special effect on some small brochure and wanted to give it a try. Now I admit not to being anything close to knowledgeable at Photoshop. I know the basics on how to process my HDR’s and that is about it. I can add textures easily…no problem…but for this I tried to add my moon shot…it was cool..but my moon needed to be sharper and crisp on the edges. Maybe a stock moon shot would have worked better? Here is the moon version…small and from afar it looks great, but up close it was messy. But at least I figured it out! I’ll find a stock shot of a moon and give it a try one day again in the future.
I promised myself this year to learn Photoshop and how to really work on layers. After my summer travel schedule slows down, this fall, I will get to work on learning Photoshop. I am certain there are some cool things you can do to a photo. I will not use it all the time, but its like texturing…done correctly, it can create great art! I gladly will diversify my photography skills, why not my photoshop skills as well! Original Shot…
Any skilled Photoshoppers want to teach me? =) Matt Kloskowski…shoot me an email! LOL I am a member of NAPP and Kelby Training…so study time is due one day soon!
Sorry, Places 2 Explore has mooned you!!! I had always wanted to try and take this shot. Now that I have my 70-200 VR and teleconverter combo…I wanted to give it a try! It is not easy. I really think a 200-400 would be better, but still not bad for a semi-standard lens. I read up on how to take a moon shot…so many notes of advice. The best solution is to take a bunch at different settings. One key is to lock up your mirror…check your manual for those scoops! It all depends on time of day, weather, lens, camera, etc… I added the “Flood” plug-in and it becomes a nice fun shot!