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Starry Iris

I’m way behind on my blog posting. I attended almost all of the (live streaming) classes on creativelive.com when they did their PhotoWeek 2015, and I did a few more classes since then on social media and marketing. I also signed up on two more websites to sell my photography/artwork, stay tuned for the links for that. I plan on keeping my blog here, but I recently found imcreator.com and have been creating a website there – I used weebly for adding an About Me page, Contact Me page and Home…those will be moving to the imcreator.com site and I will be adding a Shop page, a My Gear page and a Resources page. I’ve also been playing around with the pre-release (beta) version of ON1 Photo 10. It is what I used to create today’s artwork.

I’ll show screenshots of the creation process and at the end I’ll give some of my thoughts about the beta version.

Here is the photo I opened in Photo 10. It was taken with my Olympus OM-D EM-5 mirrorless camera with a Sigma 24mm Super-Wide II lens (Nikon mount) held on my camera using a Fotodiox Nikon to micro 4/3 adapter.

Camera settings:

  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter: 1/3
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Starry Iris – Before

 

The new Browse module of Photo 10 is very fast using my HP 17″ laptop with an AMD A10 chip, 8GB of memory and a 1TB hard drive running Windows 10. After I went through my presets from previous versions of onOne PhotoSuite and not finding a look I liked, I decided to start from scratch.

I started with Glow…

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Starry Iris – Glow Settings

 

Then added Texturizer. I used the coronet cluster photo found here and rotated it counter clockwise.

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Starry Iris – Texturizer Settings

 

To change the colors I added a Photo Filter and changed the color to a Spring Green tint and adjusted the Strength.

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Starry Iris – Photo Filter Settings

 

To add more detail to the photo I used Dynamic Contrast – I lowered the Opacity and adjusted only the Large Detail.

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Starry Iris – Dynamic Contrast Settings

 

That was it. To export the photo I clicked on the upper icon in the lower right-hand side. On the export screen I adjusted the resize to “Long Edge” and changed the pixels to 1024. I also added my watermark, set the size, inset and opacity. Before clicking on Export I clicked on Save Preset so that I can use these settings again.

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Starry Iris – Partial Export Settings

 

What do I think of the pre-release version? So far I’m liking it. As I said above, when it opens into Browse mode it is much faster than the previous versions (I had version 9.5 running on the same laptop and it used to be on the laggy side. I really like the sleek looking user interface. The sliders are also more responsive than in previous versions. I had some difficulties with the Lightroom connection, not always but every once in a while it wouldn’t open Photo 10 all the way.

What I didn’t like, and it might be a Windows 10 issue, is that when I was using Perfect Eraser to remove an area it kept going back to the center of the photo. It took a long time to try and find/figure out where my brush disappeared to. I also need to connect my Wacom tablet to my laptop as trying to use the mouse works, but is just harder.

I don’t see Matt having the problem I did.

 

There were some other little annoyances but it could be from me doing a Windows 10 upgrade back in August – I still haven’t gotten around to doing a clean install on the laptop. I think I will be doing that soon, before I install the final product of Photo 10.

I’ve created a playlist on YouTube of the recorded webinars so far. You can view them here.

 


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

 

Software used in this post (affiliate link)

ON1 Photo 10 Icon/banner 300x300

 

If you use Lightroom, you can download free presets from ON1

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