I take a lot of photographs. Some are for my fine art series that show in museums and galleries. Some are strictly personal; a record of my life. Others are for commercial purposes. I have looked at millions of images, so it takes something special to get me excited. Sometimes an image needs a little extra help. When I want to spice it up, I use onOne software. In the images of the poinsettia above, there is a drastic difference between the color image and the black and white. The color image is the original. I don’t think it is memorable. It has the makings of a great black and white, so I used onOne Perfect Photo Suite 6 and started working the magic. It ended up being my holiday greeting card. The positive response was overwhelming.
Look at the difference between the two Nashville cups. There’s nothing wrong with the original below, but the vibrant version above, is much more engaging.
Next, let’s see what you can do with a landscape photograph. It only took two clicks to get the effect I had in mind. When you compare the original to the edited version, you can see that I added a color pop, a softer look, and a border.
Below is an example of how you can take an average photo and turn it into something worth looking at. The army boots in the original version are not very memorable. By adding some contrast, texture, and glow with onOne, I got the photograph I envisioned.
If you want to see what I have done with an entire series of work, click here to see Things We Leave Behind. I edited completely with onOne software. Why? I wanted to give it an ethereal look. As if the person who had lived in this house had one foot in our world, and one in the next. You can’t get that type of look without some fancy editing. This series has been successful enough to have three exhibits lined up so far, and more to come.
Now you get a prize for reading through this post. OnOne is having a $100 off sale on Perfect Photo Suite 6 – but only until February 15th. That makes the price for the whole suite only $199. Very reasonable for all of the things you can do to your images. Click on this link to automatically get your whopping discount: http://www.onOnesoftware.com/affiliates/idevaffiliate.php?id=344
Have fun with Perfect Photo Suite 6, and send me your edits to share.