Sunday, January 1, 2006

Seaside Digital Effects

With winter in full swing, I thought we'd work with a tropical photo—remember, it's summer for our friends in the southern hemisphere. Summer is obviously a great time for photography, and before we know it, the warm days will be back again. Winter isn't all bad news, though—it's the perfect opportunity to catch up on photo fixes that we left waiting when we were playing in the sun.
By Rick Sammon Published in Quick Fix


Seaside Digital EffectsWith winter in full swing, I thought we'd work with a tropical photo—remember, it's summer for our friends in the southern hemisphere.

Before Summer is obviously a great time for photography, and before we know it, the warm days will be back again. Winter isn't all bad news, though—it's the perfect opportunity to catch up on photo fixes that we left waiting when we were playing in the sun.


Aged Photo Effect Simple enhancements often can make a picture look more creative. Here, I first used the Aged Photo effect in Photoshop CS. If you don't have Photoshop CS, try using a Sepia filter and slightly blurring the image.



Frame After I "aged" my picture, I applied the Watercolor frame in a Photoshop plug-in called Extensis Photoframe. Play around with digital frames, but don't overuse them. If you do, all your images will have the same basic look.





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