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My theme this week is centered around the word LIGHT.

Well what I did was as follows:

  1. Added a little fill light (5%) in Lightroom 5
  2. Increased the contrast (5%) in Lightroom 5
  3. Adjusted the clarity slightly (15%) in Lightroom 5
  4. Transfered to Photoshop cc
  5. Ran the coffee shop action (sun-kissed)
  6. Placed the flare point at the top left (50-300 zoom @ 100%)
  7. Reduced the lighter layer to 30%
  8. Increased the contrast to 75%
  9. Decreased the orange tones to 75%
  10. kk_shine, multiply @ 50% opacity
  11. Text layer and watermark added.

The pre straight out of camera shot is here below I felt like doing a more literal take on the theme too, with this Lighthouse Here is what I did to this photo:

  1. No adjustments made in Lightroom
  2. Transfered to Photoshop cc
  3. Duplicated the background, screen @ 60% opacity
  4. Created a Layer mask and took the effect of this adjustment off of the sky, with the brush opacity at 90%.
  5. Duplicated the background, hard light @ 30% opacity
  6. Created a Layer mask and took the effect of this adjustment off of the foreground, with the brush opacity at 90%.
  7. Levels adjustment to boost the whites
  8. High pass filter, hardlight & 25% opacity
  9. kk_plastersquared, multiply @ 70% opacity
  10. Watermark added.

As before the pre straight out of camera shot is here below Let me know what you think, as usual I prefer the originals, but I am having a lot of fun learning new “tricks” 🙂

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