Yesterday I decided to have an afternoon off from building my Website and do a piece of photo editing,
The lifeboat station is a great subject and I have been looking for an image to give a 3D look to for a while, but nothing in my portfolio really looked right.
First I created a duplicate layer and converted it to black and white to give it a more dramatic look. Next by the use of a layer mask I revealed the colour beneath in areas of the photo by painting the mask on at various opacity settings from 100% for the building itself down to 12% when working on the piles. Next I applied a radial blur to the black and white layer to give the zoom effect and make the building itself seem to pop out the front of the photo.
Lastly I added a layer mask to the radial blur adjustment layer to decrease the effect around a few of the piles to give the building something to stand on so to speak.
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All comments appreciated good or bad, thanks for taking the time to look
A travelling photographer from the South of England who is on a journey of discovery around Europe in his sailboat Trelawney.