From Above and Below

While walking around Moorpark College this past weekend I came across this pretty flower that hadn’t opened up yet.

Original, unprocessed photo taken with the Olympus OM-D EM-5

Original, unprocessed photo taken with the Olympus OM-D EM-5

 

 

Last night I started looking at some of the apps I haven’t used, or used in a while, and came across Effects Studio. I used the sample image that opens when you start the app and started playing around. While in “Blend” I saw several cool images to blend with your photo, so I stopped using the sample image and used the one above to create this.

After using Blend

After using Blend

 

I loved the beautiful softness and colors it added but felt the flower needed some contrast. Adjusting the brightness and contrast slider on the sides gave me this look.

After adjusting brightness and contrast sliders

After adjusting brightness and contrast sliders

 

 

I decided to open it up in Snapseed and see what I could do. I used Tune Image with the following settings:

  • Brightness: -10
  • Ambiance: 80
  • Contrast: 10
  • Saturation: -10
  • Shadows: 0
  • Warmth: 5
After Image Tune in Snapseed

After Image Tune in Snapseed

 

 

I then opened up the Original Blend mode version in iColorama, then went to Effects>Blend. Clicking on “Photo” in the bottom right I brought in the above image. I went through all the blending modes then came back to “Subtract”. I then created a mask so that I had the lighter, softer background again.

After Subtract and masking

After Subtract and masking

 

 

I then opened up the image in MasterFX and added two LightFX to the photo. I flipped the FX in the lower left and rotated the FX in the upper right.

After adding the selected LightFX in MasterFX

After adding the selected LightFX in MasterFX

 

 

I was now ready to add my logo/watermark in iWatermark.

Adding my logo/watermark in iWatermark

Adding my logo/watermark in iWatermark

 

The final step was creating the Before and After photo in Leonardo.

From Above and Below - Before and After

From Above and Below – Before and After

 

 

List of apps used in this post and their links in the iTunes store…

 

 

Products used in this post (amazon.com affiliate links unless otherwise noted)…

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