Monday, October 23, 2006

Layers with Sunflowers


I am posting this to Layers as I have plenty others for the sunflowers. I combined two shots as I liked the background of this one but there were too many gaps at the front. I used a combination of the magnetic selection tool and the one that does straight lines to work around the foreground flowers that were in focus. I just used the move too (arrow) to move it over to the other picture which meant there were two layers. Then I did a bit more selecting and deleting to make the flowers fit in.
Then I clicked on the original background layer and used the highlight tool to select the sky and I gave it more contrast to darken the blue a bit more. I think that was all I did before I flattened the layers. I will post the other two pics to show why I chose to do this.

11 comments:

moo said...

I guess I could also have posted this to sky. The reason this is shot with the back of the sunflowers is (1) I got a better sky in that direction and (2) Val was right the sunflowers were going off. All the similar shots of their fronts show too many dead ones which would take a lot of layers and skill to replace dead with new.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

OOOOOh, I like this a lot, good sky and good lighting. I may not be getting any sunflowers!!!

moo said...

Thank you - shame you can't get any. There are several a day on BP at the moment.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I may yet get some!!! :-D I haven't seen any fields. I don't get out much, too much time working!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I may yet get some!!! :-D I haven't seen any fields. I don't get out much, too much time working!

Daniele Marioli said...

SPECTACULAR!
Simply spectacular!

Katie said...

I really like this as well. I like how you contrasted the sky.

moo said...

Thank you so much Daniele and Katie!

valerie said...

I think this is spectular. great colours, beautiful sky and neat sunflowers.good job katie...

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Super! :-D

moo said...

Ooohh thanks Val and Mary!