Post-Processing is the secret to getting great images out of your photographs. I share a Before & After from the original RAW file to processing in Lightroom, Photoshop and Finishing with a Topaz Labs filter. I’ve even included my Topaz filter preset as a download.
See how I’ve combined a texture and 3 Artistique Edge Overlays with the Lilac image. The layer panel makes it easy to see how to use the clipping masks in Photoshop.
See how a jpg image from a lower resolution compact digital camera is changed into a photo painting with Topaz Labs filters and a texture.
If you have a lot of detail in your texture that you want to keep, you may need to do a bit of Layer Acrobatics in Photoshop to achieve the results you want. Get a peek at the layer panel for a detailed description of how this textured flower image was made.
A Before & After example that uses textures to turn a quick snap of a horse into a classic equine portrait. Shows the Photoshop layers panel.
See how this poppy image was created using post-processing and filters in Photoshop and then see four different looks with four different textures.
French Kiss Texture and Topaz Labs filters used to create a Peony photograph with a watercolor feel.
The energy in this image of my Weimaraner, Ellie, pointing is enhanced with a transformation to monochromatic and a grungy texture treatment.
A Before and After quick view of a Camellia image with texture and filters for a painterly effect. See the tutorial for a more detailed step by step.
Sometimes, just a little kiss of texture is all that’s needed to finish a photograph. See how I’ve used two textures to give a textured edge burn to this image.