Thursday, April 14, 2011

Week 14 good to WOW Edit Faith

Time to show how we edited our Faith pictures for week 14 of Shoot and Edit.  If you have some pictures to share be sure to head over to Ashley's blog and link up.  I really enjoyed reading what everyone had to say about faith and why they chose the photos they chose.

Here is my original plane photo:
Now if I wanted to print this I wouldn't have been able to crop quite this close, but here is my simple edit:
The cross of the wings is on the lower left cross in a grid of nine.  I lost a bit of the words during my editing; it was clearer originally.  I'm not sure what caused it--maybe the high pass filter.  I decided not to go back and re-edit it.  I also added a blue layer because my sky was so not blue.

Then I decided to play so here is one last image of this plane:
It made me think of a post card or airplane ad from the 70's but I couldn't find Horizon's slogan (if they even existed back then) so I gave you a verse instead.   It fit with this week's theme.

Now to the cross on my church.  Here is my original:

I took my camera to Bible Study yesterday morning in the hopes that I could just cheat and take a new picture with a pretty reflection and blue sky, but it was raining.  It looked lovely when we dropped the boys off at AWANA, but I didn't have my camera then.  So here is my simple edit:
I won't call it a clean edit because I did more than just clean it.  I took off the weird wire on the cross and removed some lights you could see through the window (left in the skylight).  I over saturated and painted some extra brown onto the cross.  I straightened and cropped--once in iPhoto and once in Photoshop (iPhoto was easier; the straighten in PSE decided the roof was to be the horizontal edge--after the tutorial video I see how to choose the edge and not just let it auto choose; this method is slightly easier than iPhoto).  Then I added a blue sky from another picture per Treasured Chapters tutorial; well, I didn't do it exactly like she did, but the idea that I could make a grey April day into blue skies really appealed to me; so I did it.

Then I played around with some actions.  This one is a Vintage with a Vignette from the Coffee Shop Blog:
This was run on the photo without the blue sky.

Then since what is a picture of a cross without some text:
This is the Moody Pop action from the Coffee Shop Blog.  Some questions:  Do you add your text before or after you resize for the web?  In the first one it was before, in the second it was after.  Neither of them seem spectacularly readable yet I've used the fonts before in printing.  Second, do you have a favorite font(s) you use that is pretty and easy to read?

So that is it for me today.  See you next week on the next edition of good to WOW though you are more than welcome to stop by sooner.  I love visitors!



Ashley Sisk said...

I love your last plane edit - very cool and your vintage cross edit is beautiful. I always add text before resizing and sharpening...otherwise it looks funny.

Winn (aka Koreen) said...

What you did with the plane is amazing! So cool. And the vintage cross is perfect. :)

Susan said...

Nicely done! I love the plane edit.

Kristy said...

Ashley picked a great theme just in time for Good Friday!

Thanks for your sweet comment!

Kathleen said...

Wow! I can't believe you got so much clarity with your crop - amazing! Love the photo/edits of your church too! Well done!

Julie said...

The plane crop is impressive. I can never seem to crop and enlarge without a ton of noise and it looking horrible.

The cross photos are very cool, I like those a lot.

AJ said...

What a great plane edit!

Courtney said...

These are great! I especially like your creative edits and that scripture is perfect for that shot! Nice job!

Jill Samter Photography said...

Beautiful edits - creative ones turned out great!

Scott said...

Wow, you pulled a lot of detail out in the plane edit. Nice.

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

I particularly love that second edit of the cross! Beautiful!

Michelle said...

I love the edits on the cross the best! Wow! Great job!

withoutadornment said...

That's so cool that you could see the writing on the plane. Good capture!

I love what you did with the cross - I can't decide which edit is my favourite!

leavesnbloom said...

That crop was amazing bringing out the detail in the plane aslong as it's just for web viewing. I can't believe the difference in those cross photos - your edits were so good the 2nd last one is my favourite.

Adeena said...

Oh, I love both the vintage edits this week! :D That cross one is totally awesome. :)