After being inspired by the latest Perfect Inspiration video by Brian Matiash, I remembered a shot I took of an old rusting tractor in 1999. I thought I’d go back and re-visit post processing to enhance the shot further.
I loosely followed the steps on epsiode 16, getting lost, but changed a few things to better suit the tractor photo.
I think you’ll agree, it’s a decent improvement. As I do more, I’ll continue to post more before and after shots.
I used Lightroom 4 to make the initial minor adjustments, then OnOne’s Perfect Photo Suite 6.1 to add the gritty feel, vibrance and selective focus. I created several layers with various blending effects to bring out the rusty decay in the photo. By adding the focal-point, selective blur effect to the background, it brought out the tractor, adding dimension.
Below is the before-and-after. Drag the slider left or right to see the comparison.
Much thanks to OnOne software’s Brian Matiash, for his terrific series of videos that inspire and teach at the same time. It’s helped me learn to use their software.
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