I found this tree with mushrooms while out with a group of fellow hikers at the Elwood Butterfly Reserve in Goleta, CA a couple of weekends ago. Here is the original photo.
To begin this edit I started in Mirrored app and played around until I had an image that I liked.
I then took the saved image into Snapseed to rotate the photo and then for processing. I decided to use Tune Image to give it more “life”.
Tune Image settings:
- Brightness: 30
- Ambiance: -50
- Contrast: 10
- Saturation: 20
- Shadows: 30
- Warmth: 10
Here’s the result of the rotated/tuned image.
I had so much fun playing in Effects Studio the other day I thought I’d give it a try on this image. I started with “Blur & Focus” and used the circle to define the area I wanted in focus.
I then went into “Blend” and found what looks like “vector drawn” leaves.
I clicked on OK, then Done and found that I could take it back into “Blend”. That was a good thing as I had come across another image that I really liked – it looks like rainbow swirls! I now had two blends over my photo.
Next I took it into iColorama to blend and mask the original “moth” image with my new blended image.
It needed something to bring the whole image together. I saved my result, then opened up the resulting image. I then decided to see which Coherence setting I liked. It was 3/11 with Screen mode.
I was now ready to add my logo/watermark in iWatermark.
The final step was creating the Before and After photo in Leonardo.
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)…
- Olympus OM-D E-M5 16MP Live MOS Mirrorless Digital Camera with 3.0-Inch Tilting OLED Touchscreen [Body Only] Silver (not affiliate link as this model has been discontinued)
- Olympus M. 40-150mm F4.0-5.6 R Zoom Lens (Silver) for Olympus and Panasonic Micro 4/3 Cameras
- [5-in-1] RAVPower FileHub Wireless SD Card Reader with Built-in 3000mAh External Battery Pack)