On a cold winter’s morn, we set out for Dungeness to photograph the boats that sit on the shore.
I liked the above image but it was too cluttered for me What with the black box, little dinghy and the wooden and jump by the little dark blue boat.
Lightroom was not going to remove this amount of clutter… that was for sure. So it was off to Photoshop for some spot healing and good use of the patch tool.
I know I wanted to create a paint-effect image. So after doing some spot healing (Layer 1) I then stamped the layers together and sent the image to Topaz Impression. I liked the result I did with Topaz Impression.
Then I send to the image GRFX Free from Serge, where I replaced the sky, but it needed a few tweaks, and I did this back in Photoshop using adjustment layers.. as clipping masks so that it only affected the GRFX layer and not the whole image.
Then into Luminar … for some more creative work and then I noticed a couple of some areas that needed further attention with the clone tool. So I stamped the layers together again and did a little bit more spot healing using the brush and patch tool.
When I was happy… I saved the image and it got reimported back into Lightroom where I played around with the Saturation, Vibrance, and added a bit of dodging and burning.
Have a great weekend everyone xx