Paint Effect – Woodland Trees


Camera Settings

Camera: Canon EOS 600D
Lens: EF-S55-250mm f4-5.6 IS II
F/Number: f/5.0
ISO: 100

Focal Distance: 55mm
Shutter Speed:
1/25 sec
Software:
Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom Classic

In Lightroom

Original Image
  • Lens Corrections Panel
    • Remove Chromatic Aberration
    • Enable Profile Corrections
  • Transform Panel
    • Auto Selected
  • Basic Panel
    • Profile Adobe Colour
    • Temp 5200
    • Tint +4
    • Dehaze +16
    • Vibrance +5
    • Saturation -4
  • HSL Panel
    • Hue
      • Orange +37
      • Yellow -49
      • Green +9
  • Details Panel
    • Sharpening
      • Amount 98
      • Radius 10
      • Detail 25
      • Masking 100
    • Noise Reduction
      • Luminance 19
      • Detail 50
      • Colour 25
      • Detail 50
      • Smoothness 50
  • Effects Panel
    • Amount +1
  • Graduated Filter to Effect whole image
    • Exposure -0.09
    • Contrast 38
  • Radial Filters Going from Left to Right and Top to Bottom
  • Top Left
    • Invert – Yes
    • Temp -8
    • Tint -38
    • Exposure 0.25
    • Highlights -50
    • Shadows 50
    • Clarity 50
    • Sharpness 50
  • Top Right
    • Invert – Yes
    • Exposure 50
    • Contrast 25
    • Highlights -50
    • Shadows 50
    • Clarity 50
    • Sharpness 50
  • Bottom Left
    • Invert – No
    • Exposure -.75
    • Highlights -50
    • Shadows 50
    • Clarity -50
    • Sharpness -50
  • Bottom Right
    • Invert – No
    • Exposure -0.75
    • Highlights -50
    • Shadows 50
    • Clarity -50
    • Sharpness -50
  • Sent Image to Photoshop

In Photoshop

  • Open a PSD File that contained layers with various brush strokes
  • Highlighted all Layers and dragged them to my image.
  • Unlocked the Tree image and dragged this layer to above the clipping mask.
  • Added a ReflectedGradient Overlay to Layer 1 using a white to pale green with opacity of 51% with an angle of -130. Scale 103
  • Added a colour overlay to Box layer – Black with 43% opacity.
  • On the Clipping mask, using a powder brush I changed the angle and jitter and made random brush strokes with a low opacity and flow to bring out more of the original tree image.
  • Saved image which was then sent back to Lightroom.

Back In Lightroom

  • Basic Panel
    • Exposure 0.44
    • Contrast -13
    • Highlights +13
    • Blacks +83
  • HSL Panel
    • Hue
      • Purple +6
      • Magenta +4
    • Saturation
      • Green +20
      • Purple +16
      • Magenta +14
    • Luminance
      • Purple +10
      • Magenta +8
  • Effects Panel
    • Style Colour Priority
    • Amount -53
    • Midpoint 14
    • Roundness +100
    • Feather 44
  • Radial Filters – I added about 6 filters where I increased the exposure slightly to bring light into the trees at various points. Again working from top to bottom and left to right and inverted.
  • Top
    • Exposure 0.56
  • Left
    • Exposure 0.19
    • Saturation 46
    • Sharpness 21
  • Right
    • Exposure -0.71
  • Centre
    • Exposure -1.31
    • Highlights 36
    • Shadows 42
  • Right
    • Exposure 0.14
  • Bottom
    • Exposure 0.86
Photographed at Rosemoor Gardens in Devon.

Written by

Bren Ryan is a female amateur photographer and blogger who along with her husband, Ashley, have created a photography blog called Brashley Photography which showcases the places they've visited on their photography journey. Bren and Ashley primarily concentrate their photographic skills on landscape, architecture and floral subjects. Based in the South East of England they hope to give their readers an insight into the wonderful and beautiful landscapes, buildings and places that the South of England has to offer. Bren also writes on her personal blog Sixty-Something Ramblings, about various topics and likes to participate in Writing Challenges.

12 comments

  1. Fantastic, i really appreciate how you showed your work and computer settings. I always feel so intimidated when i see professional photos, it’s nice to see how much work goes into each and every one

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