Thursday, April 12, 2012

eerie photo editing.

messing around in photoshop today - discovered a really cool trick to give pictures this strange, kind of otherworldly tone. i wanted to invert the colors of the photo but not the brightness/darkness so i found i could achieve this really easily by opening a photo, duplicating the layer, inverting the copy (ctrl-i for windows), and changing the blending mode to "hue." here are some interesting ones -

love love love the purple sea glass! so pretty.

the really cool thing about this effect is that at first glance, it's not obvious that something is wrong with the picture but when you look closer you can see that something is a little different or "off" and i think that's really interesting.

this one was an unexpected surprise! i didn't even realize that the original photo had complimentary colors already, so the brick and the wind chime look especially cool. also, the pop of purple leaf is an added bonus.

this looks like it came right out of the matrix!

Absolutely adore this one - the huge contrast between light and dark, purple and green... i especially like the pale blue-green/teal flower on the upper third. 

for reference, here are the posts with the original photos - | 1234 & 5 |
all photography by me. 


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Rebecca♥ said...

Lovely photos:) xx

Gabriella Cozza said...

Amazing photos, and cool effects too. :)

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