We are back with ‘One Photo Focus’. This time the picture credit goes to Stacy Fischer, and this is the image that she gave us.
I normally don’t use plus-ins while processing RAW pictures, but this time I decided to start with Topaz Glow. Below.
I processed it, and added a gradient filter…… After I took it to Photoshop, I decided that this was not the image I wanted, and so I scrapped it, and started all over again.
I added an angled gradient, darkened the sky, and pulled the dehaze slider to give it some more depth.
The picture above shows the HSL sliders in Lightroom
Then, I took it to Photoshop.
What you see here – above, is the settings that I used in Topaz B&W Effects, after I first created a duplicate layer. I liked the Quad Tones.
I did also do a bit of burning and dodging.I particularly burnt in the auburn of the skies…. and dodged to bring back the lettering on the ship
In the picture above, I am still in Topaz. What you may notice now, is the very slight frame that I added in
And then I went into Photoshop… I adjusted the darks, did some adjustment to the red and cyan channels. At the end, I added a slight glow.
What I ended up with, is below…
And, this is how I moved from the start to the end!