Mandarin Orange Monday is here once more – time to start looking around again for all that is orange. Or, as I did this week, looking for all that is NOT orange and making it orange.
I have used another photo of the foreshores of Sydney Harbour at Manly. You can see that the orange fungus was not only among the rock pools but also on the big rocks at the water’s edge.
I set about getting rid of the green grass and toning down the blue water using Saturation and Selective Colour adjustments. I used the Magic Wand the Fill to further enhance the sea.
Here I once again used the Magic Wand and filled the rocks with a Screen and a little Colour Burn adjustment.
This is the result and my favourite. Here I used a mixture of Equalise, Fill and Poster Edges adjustments. Finally I used the burn tool and my mouse as a pen to bring out the white lines of the grass in the foreground. There was a little increased Vibrance and Saturation here too – not to mention a final cropping to become a square.
Maybe one day I will use it as inspiration for a painting!
I am looking forward to seeing your images.
Find out how to join in here. It is easy to do – just choose an orange-ish image that you have edited in some way. You may have used Photoshop, Picasa or any other photo editing software to transform your photo into an exciting work of art – or just a slightly more interesting photograph.