Thursday, June 3, 2010
Before & After at Pixel Perfect: More blackberries!!
I choose a spot that has great light and lots of white.
I placed a sheet of white computer paper on the window to diffuse the bright afternoon light.
I used a macro filter on my 18-55mm lense to get a nice close shot.
In the computer I used a clone brush on the background so that it was all white
I cropped it to a square
I added textures which you can download for free here and here
I set the transparency on the texture layers to about 40-60% then used a transparency brush on the focal point to brush away an additional 20%.
Then I put my image on top of an image of a scanned polaroid.
It's amazing what you can do with just a plain sheet of white paper when you're taking close up shots. I put the sheet of paper behind the blackberry for this shot:
you can see the paper crinkled a little bit at the top. I can clone that out or crop it out like I did here:
And now I've got a great macro shot!
Don't forget that you can buy prints, notecards & postcards of these photos at my Zazzle store and there are still three days until my photo challenge closes the theme is just to post a photo you took this week!