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12 from 2014

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Hi there,

this is only a short look back on some pics I produced in 2014.

Hope you enjoy and have a wonderful and creative 2015!!!














All pics processed with my textures (or others ;-) some on iPhone, some with PS on my iMac.

Check out my textures here: TEXTURE PACKS

See you in 2015!
Thanks, Dirk

Carry On - Evolution of a Picture

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Hello,
today I wanted to present a picture that I really liked from the beginning, but that I had great difficulties to process. I took several attempts on several levels of the processing to achieve the final look and feeling of the picture.

Here is the final result:


Recently I love playing around with / processing winter images, I especially love cool blue tones in combination with red or orange leaves. The above picture features less red leaves, but another component that I like: a solitary person passing by. This always adds something mysterious and kind of tells a story.

The Start - Lightroom

I started with this picture -

As you can see it i nothing too special about this picture, but still I liked the overall atmosphere of this misty dark winter afternoon. I also had the feeling that this might be not so easy, because the many trees and elements would make it hard to focus on the little person.

Next I chose one of the Lightroom presets I made for snowy sceneries and tweaked the …

Color gradients and textures II

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Hello,
as mentioned before, I often use color gradients in my work. I must admit, that this is somehow inspired by my work for the app Stackables and of course by the possibilities gradients offer to enhance moods and atmospheres in pictures.

I have created a set of 30 color gradients, that I often use in my work and made it available to purchase on Creative Market here:

30 Fine art retro color gradients




Examples

To demonstrate the effect two of these gradients have please have a look at the following images:

Unprocessed version

Processing One
I wanted the light tones closer to the lawn in front to add a more coherent fell to the image. Please take a look at the Photoshop layers for this picture:


The gradient layer made all the difference in this - additionally I chose two textures to support the the tones of the image and enhance the fog a bit.

Textures are from AUTUMN HAZE PACK

Processing Two

In this I wanted the sky to have a warm orange/red tone that is more associated with a sunrise.…