Flexible Edits

In these next images, we were given the task of taking images with which we could practice what is called flexible edits. Basically within Photoshop you use adjustment layers so you can go in later and make changes to the images after you have done some editing. Hope you all enjoy!

Dramatic Old House – Edit

Sept. 24, 2012, 11:38 am, Swan Vally, ID, f/22, 1/80 sec, ISO 200, 18 mm, Canon T3i

On this photo, I set the expose for the sky knowing that was the most detail I wanted to preserve. When you look at the original below, you will see that you can barely make out the old house and wheat. So in order to pull it out, I added a levels mask in Photoshop, set it to Lighten then I painted out the bottom half of the image.

Dramatic Old House Original

Original Image

Sept. 24, 2012, 11:38 am, Swan Vally, ID, f/22, 1/80 sec, ISO 200, 18 mm, Canon T3i

As you can see–the edit helps you pull more out of the image and helps you see things in a very different way.

Apple Tart Pendls Pastries – Edit

Sept. 25, 2012, 12:14 pm, Pendls Pastries, Driggs, ID, f/5.6, 1/40 sec, ISO 200, 85mm, Canon T3i

It seems I like to include food in my posts, but when I come across great places, I just have to share them. For this edit, I added a smart filter again and then told the adjustment layer to burn. Then I painted out where the image is focused.

Apple Tart Pendls Pastries – Original

Sept. 25, 2012, 12:14 pm, Pendls Pastries, Driggs, ID, f/5.6, 1/40 sec, ISO 200, 85mm, Canon T3i – Original

I really liked this assignment, so I did a lot more of them. They are all edited and here they are:

More Photos

Sept. 25, 2012, Swan Vally, ID, 12:19 pm, f/13, 1/500 sec., ISO 400, 18 mm, Canon T3i

Sept. 25, 2012, 12:24 pm, Swan Valley, ID, f/13, 1/640 sec., ISO-400, 18mm, Canon Ti

Sept. 25, 2012, 11:58 pm, Swan Valley, ID, f/22, 1/80 sec. ISO-200, 18 mm, Canon T3i

Sept. 25, 2012, 1:38 pm, Teton Dam Site, f/18, 1/160 sec, ISO-400, 18 mm, Canon T3i

Sept. 25, 2012, 1:12 pm, Swan Valley, ID, f/16, 1/125, ISO-400, 20 mm, Canon T3i

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One thought on “Flexible Edits

  1. I enjoyed the first image of the barn. Great job using flexible edits to bring out certain parts of the image in interesting ways to add more to the photo! I like how you made the wheat and the barn more visible. I enjoyed what you did with the sky. I feel like those edits add more to the feel of the photo and is probably closer to what you actually saw with your eyes when you were there!

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