||Doug submitted the photo below to the digital
photography tutor page to be critiqued.
liked the photo, but felt there was something lacking. That 'something'
he felt was in the sky. A more dramatic sky would really lift the
your mouse over the image to see the two photos)
The changes Ed
made were made in Photoshop Elements.
He selected Layer,
and then New adjustment
layer, and then selected Gradient map... He
clicked OK in the next box.
From the Gradient map dialog box he chose a gradient map that suited
Next, he clicked on the layer mask, and selected the tree and the
grasses. After selection he filled them with pure black (masking them
from the gradient map).
And the result is above.
With more time, and a larger starting photo Ed could have
carefully masked out the tops of the grasses too - using a small, pure
black brush on the layer mask.
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