Last year, after hiking at King Gillette Ranch, a friend and I stayed after everyone left and we went to take pictures in a garden area near the Visitors Center. I stumbled upon a building with a mat in front of the door that had several seed heads from (I think) a Sycamore tree. I got down on my hands and knees with my Olympus OM-D EM-5 camera and took some eye level photos. This is one of them.
With the seed head in front I knew I wanted some glowing lines within/throughout it. I could have used TangledFX, but I wanted to use only one app today, iColorama, and see what I could come up with. I started with Style>Lighten and selected 5/6. Other settings were:
- Length: 1.00
- Sharpness: 20.00
- Directions: 5.04
One of the new features is Triangles, found in the Style sub-menu. I played around until I had a look that was pretty cool…if I don’t say so myself. 🙂 Settings were:
- Preset 1/8
- Size: 5.00
- Circular shape mask for the seed head
While I liked the background I decided I didn’t want it to be so noticeable. One cool way to do that is in Forms>Deforms; there are 35 pretty awesome presets. I stopped at 17/35 and made the following adjustments:
- Zoom: 1.00
- X Center: 0.60
- Y Center: 0.65
It was at this point that today’s title popped into my head.
While growing up I heard the expression “You haven’t got a snowball’s chance in Hell” quite a bit. I have no idea what it means, but I was close to being able to show my interpretation. I went into Tone> LUTS and used 103/121 while changing the following sliders:
- Lightness: -0.50
Recently, while watching an iColorama tutorial by Jerry Jobe, I saw what could be done with Effects>Noise, it’s not just for adding grain to a photo! I used 36/38 and adjusted the following sliders:
- Opacity: 0.70
- Size: 1.00
- Lightness: 0.50
- Blend Mode: Multiply
I probably could have continued playing around even more, but I think I made a wise decision in stopping.
I was now ready to add my logo/watermarkk 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 and 12-50mm Lens (Silver) (not affiliate link as this model has been discontinued)
- [5-in-1] RAVPower FileHub Wireless SD Card Reader with Built-in 3000mAh External Battery Pack)