There isn’t much to say, except for the fact that I shot these a while ago with a “Point and click” camera. The only edit I did on the original jpgs (the before images) was using the ‘auto white-balance’ feature of the Gimp.
Then I “forked” them and did the following edits:
In order of appearance:
- Decompose into HSV
- Ran the unsharp mask (3.0 0.3 0.0) tool over it
- Recomposed back into HSV
- Duplicated the layer (visible part).
- Removed the sky.
- Cleaned up (and then some. 😉 ).
- Color overlay (on the remaining part) in the orange/yellow range (ff6f11) transparency at 70%
- Restored the old hidden layer.
- Removed the layer where I used the color-overlay effect on.
- Flattened image.
- Saved as .png (as it is superior in quality to jpeg).
Before and after gallery goes here:
Before and after slideshow goes here:
Despite the “Ancient Nature” of my camera, I really do like how my edits turned out, but that’s just me. 😉
That’s all folks!
PS: My words are my own, my actions are my own. Everything I wrote and did in this post are my own responsibility. All I’m offering is: YAP! 😉