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03-AUG-2006 Denise

Lavendar Blue Waterlily by Denise

The original image is already perfect - why this demo? Well I raised the idea of an improvement for a perfect image, so why not give it a try anyway to share some technique. Still you should note that my skills are very basic and very likely there a easier ways to achieve the same

Some steps for this modification.
1. Copied the image to new layer
2. Pushed the new layer to enhance the dark parts a lot.
3. Selected the reflected parts of the flower in the pushed layer to see the borders.
4. Copied the selection from the original layer into a third one.
5. Adjusted (pushed) the gradation curve of the third layer.
6. Layer 2 deleted.
7. Opacity of the third layer can still be just for fine adjustments.
8. Saved merged layer into JPG

Hope it is clear enough!


The original is here:

Sony DSC-H5
1/125s f/4.0 at 59.3mm iso80 full exif

other sizes: small medium original auto
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