Sunday, April 11, 2010
This colorful house is located in Morehead City. I've been wanting to take pictures of it for quite a while. For one thing, purple is my favorite color, and you don't see too many intense purple houses!
I cropped this section of the photo to use. My Photoshop technique this week is "poster edges." I've used this filter many times before but often wasn't happy with the results. Reading the book, I found that I had the settings set in a way that gave too intense of an effect.
This particular author (Lee Frost, The A-Z of Creative Digital Photography) feels that the filter "poster edges" works best on simple, graphic images, which was why I was out and about taking picture of buildings. The above image shows the filter at a low setting, giving what I feel is a "gentle" effect.
This photo shows the effect at a higher setting - lots more lines in the picture.
For my last photo, I used my buddy, the "sponge filter," to give the image a watercolor effect. For this house, my favorite result is the first one - I like the minimal definition added to the image. Any opinions?