This Should Have Been A Friday Before-After Thing… But… Next Time



This should have been a Friday Before-After Challenge thing, but I did not read the rules.. Sorry, Stacey!

Anyway, the above is the original image…

The image below is the one that I finally ended up with…


So, what did I do?

I converted the image into a smart object.

The entire edit was done using Nik’s Color Efex Pro, thereafter

Step One. I used the “Foliage Filter” using the drop down in the Nature set of presets, and then I used a green look

Screenshot 2015-05-29 12.02.39


Step Two. I added a “Fog Filter”

Screenshot 2015-05-29 12.03.01

Step Three. Going to the Portrait Section, I added a pastel filer

Screenshot 2015-05-29 12.03.25

Step Five. I darkened the centre and lightened the bordersScreenshot 2015-05-29 12.04.19


Step Six. I added a vignette. The fun here, was that I changed the colour of the vignette.

Screenshot 2015-05-29 12.05.21

Step Seven. The Last. I exported it back to Photoshop, and made some global changes in the HSL slider. And, that was it

Screenshot 2015-05-29 12.05.51





    1. Thanks.. I took, what I thought to be a rather pedestrian grab-shot while walking on the street.

      I like Nik a lot. I have Topaz, but am not so fond of that.

      Your photography is marvellous

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