May 21, 2012

Before and After Monday

The After

The Befores

After creating the HDR in Photomatix, I brought it into Photoshop. There I used the Distort tool to straighten up the right side a little. I didn't like how much the sign post was leaning. I also used Unsharp Mask on everything except the plants. Grass, shrubs, and trees don't usually look right when sharpened too much. I increased the contrast on the two green street signs to make them stand out some.

It might be hard to tell at this size, but this photo has a ton of chromatic aberration, most of which I haven't corrected yet. That's the downside of HDR. It really increases that, and noise.


  1. What you're doing is way above my head but, all I can say is, I am always totally amazed at your 'befores' and 'afters.' So cool!

  2. Really great! Still not sure how you straightened up that post.

    1. Easy. I just used the Straighten Sign Post tool in Photoshop. ;)

  3. You are so great at editing photos! It seems like you know all of your editing software tools very well! I'm still learning mine!

  4. A cracking set of before and afters. After seeing those videos i look more at the before and thinking. What parts would i pluck from each of these images.....cracking after shot aswell, and i know what you mean with unsharp masking the grass, complete nightmare.