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Cherry Blossom and Adobe Lightroom. What do you think?

Discussion in 'Nature' started by jambaj0e, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. jambaj0e

    jambaj0e Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 31, 2010
    So just for fun, I used Lightroom to create vignettes and desaturate all the colors except for some of the cherry blossom photos that I posted earlier. What do you guys think??




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  2. stratokaster

    stratokaster Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 4, 2011
    Dublin, IE
    I think the second one is the best of them all.
  3. Vivalo

    Vivalo Olympus loser Subscribing Member

    Nov 16, 2010
    IMO the third one is the best because the textures are visible.
  4. flash

    flash Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 29, 2010
    1 hour from Sydney Australia.
    I hate selective colour.

    But I love these (the first one not so much) because it looks like they should be this way.


  5. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Legend Subscribing Member

    Feb 19, 2010
    These are much better than the original, IMO. I particularly like #3. It's a much more simply shot, and the soft, bright flowers are really set off by the B&W hard bark.
  6. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    I am with WT21, my favorite is your third, and I think it works just beautifully showing off the delicate nature of the blossoms against the bark of the tree.

    I don't know how one desaturates colors selectively in Lightroom:redface:, I guess I need to finally take some of those tutorials.
  7. cucco

    cucco Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 28, 2010
    I generally do to and I agree - this is done very tastefully and compliments the subject very well. Sadly, so many people are LOVING selective color.
  8. LisaO

    LisaO Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 18, 2010
    New York Metro Area
    2nd and 3rd are interesting, the garbage can really messes up the 1st one.
  9. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Legend Subscribing Member

    Feb 19, 2010
    Hi BBW. It's actually really easy. You can either use the brush stroke, or you can use the target adjustment tool in the HSL panel (Develop). It's super easy once you see it on video. Check one of the lightroom tutorial podcasts (like Lightroom Killer Tips), or try youtube.

    Some quick hits:
    HSL: [ame=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3GAqamN4Gg&playnext=1&list=PLFFE1B8B038F79723]YouTube - 2007 Desaturating color with HSL[/ame]
    [ame=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxHz-LglOYE]YouTube - lynda.com: Photoshop Lightroom 2 Essential Training[/ame]
    Brush: [ame=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8KeUih3mH4]YouTube - Adobe Lightroom Brush Tool Tutorial[/ame]
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  10. Tecpatl4

    Tecpatl4 Mu-43 Veteran

    Oct 16, 2010
    I like the closeup best.

    In the first one the trash cans kind of get in the way.
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