Adding a Radiance Filter in Topaz Studio 2

A photograph of Ashenbank Woods in Cobham Kent Processed in Lightroom, Photoshop and Topaz Studio 2. Camera: Canon EOS 70DLens: Canon EF-S24mm f/2.8 STMF/Number: f/7.1ISO: 100 Focal Distance: 24 mmShutter Speed: 1/60 secSoftware: Adobe Lightroom CC, Topas Studio 2 and PhotoshopPhotographer: Bren Ryan Last night I was playing around with an image I photographed of … Continue reading Adding a Radiance Filter in Topaz Studio 2

Luminar 4 – Sky Replacement

Do you have images that have bland skies? Just like this one! It was a bright blue spring day when the above image was shot.  I just loved how tall this tree was.. but the backdrop of the sky just wasn't right.  So a trip to Luminar 4 and a touch of sky replacement and … Continue reading Luminar 4 – Sky Replacement

Luminar 4 – Review

Today I have been given the opportunity to try Luminar 4 which will be released in a few days time.  Well, all I can say is WOW!  The Sky Enhancer, Landscape Enhancer, and AI Structure are great tools. With a revamp of the workflow area, you can easily create stunning images. If you have Lumiar … Continue reading Luminar 4 – Review

GRFX Studio Serge

https://www.facebook.com/sergeramelli/videos/10216613805272088/ Serge Ramelli, is one photographer I do follow and I've just downloaded the free software. And boy does it make good of your images. So I thought I would try an image I took with my phone back when I was on holiday in San Francisco. Below is the original image. GRFX Studio Serge … Continue reading GRFX Studio Serge

Luminar 3

Yesterday was the release of Luminar 3.. with its new Digital Asset Manager where you can now view a library element of all of your images. I love Luminar but I am afraid I won't be leaving Adobe Lightroom just yet.. simply because of the Watermark Feature offered by Adobe and because I can't upload … Continue reading Luminar 3

Cottage by Fountains Bridge

Just by the entrance of Fountains Abbey, stands Fountains Bridge  on Fountains Lane... And on that road stands this wonderful and quaint English cottage.  It is breathtakingly beautiful and believe it or not that road had a sharp right-hand turn that leads up to the Aldfield.  The entrance is just up from that gate on … Continue reading Cottage by Fountains Bridge

Penshurst Place

Carrying on from Matt's Luminosity Colouring in Photoshop... I thought I would try this technique on a set of images which I turned into a panoramic shot of Penshurst Place.  Oh boy, can you play around with the colours, using Matt's tutorial! The sky was bland, there was little detail there, but by using this … Continue reading Penshurst Place

Oil Paint of Ashehank Woods

Lightroom CC on laptop/desktop

I have been a stark advocate of Lightroom Classic, and would use Lightroom Mobile now and again on my phone or tablet.  But when it came to processing a photograph in Lightroom CC on my desktop or laptop... well it never happened.  Since downloading the software to my desktop and laptop I don't think I've … Continue reading Lightroom CC on laptop/desktop

Using several editing programs on an image.

  If you are a Creative Cloud subscriber like myself then you automatically get Photoshop with the Photography Plan. For some Photoshop is rather daunting and people sometimes want to steer clear of it.. and at times I feel that way too. However, on saying that Photoshop is an ideal place for using your various … Continue reading Using several editing programs on an image.

Luminar 2018 Trial and what a Transformation

I have been really busy lately with real-life events, yet again!  And that means my photography has had to take a back burner seat, much to my disapproval, but hey-ho, we can't have it always.  Anyway today I decided to get my laptop out and boy what with Windows Updates and Software Updates it hasn't … Continue reading Luminar 2018 Trial and what a Transformation