Today's blog is going to show my workflow and post-processing a Columbine picture. Once the pictures were downloaded into Lightroom, I chose the picture that I wanted to work on. First image is the unprocessed RAW file, exported as a JPEG. Remember in Lightroom always changes are nondestructive.
|Next image is using my basics settings on the RAW file, followed by an image of the basic settings.|
I then opened the image in Topaz Clarity, chose the collection I wanted and the appropriate preset, then adjusted it to my taste. Because I did not want the background to be adjusted, I utilized the mask mode to paint out the background.
After saving this layer, I then opened NIK Color Efex 2 and added Detail Extractor only to the flower utilizing control points.
|Here is the final image|