I’ve recently talked with Cora Edwards (keep an eye out for a feature and interview soon) and Petyr Campos about creating video tutorials, so I finally thought I’d try a random video of me editing. I probably should have started doing this much sooner, but better late than never. This is my first time recording my screen as I edit. I only wish there was an icon to show when and where I tap on the screen. Oh well.
This is an image of the top of a headstone in the SF National Cemetery. There must have been an eagle on top at some point, but all that remains are the claws.
Since I didn’t add audio, I’ll let you know my thought process as I was going along. I started out doing basic adjustments to make a subtle change in the image. I wanted to see more detail pulled out, so I used the drama filter, but at a very low level. Next, I used center focus to brighten the center just a bit. I wanted more detail, so I used SimplyHDR for that. For this image, I really didn’t need much strength, otherwise it would have been overprocessed.
Next, I wanted to try a painterly app. I thought about which one to try first, and I ended up going with trusty TangledFX. I checked out how my custom settings looked on the image, and went with one of them. Then, I thought I’d try to reduce the effect, using ImageBlender. I loaded the TangledFX version and the SimplyHDR edit, then played with the slider until I was satisfied. I liked it, but thought the image could use some more contrast to make it pop. And there you have it.
What do you think about the video? Should I do some more? I hope you don’t mind me just jumping right in with no direction in mind haha. Not everyone has a clear idea of what they want to create all of the time 🙂