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.

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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