Thursday, February 3, 2011

Blizzard Edit

Yep...I went out in the midwest blizzard!
And it was awesome.


Lights in a Blizzard

ligh-poles-in-blizzard-wm Lights in a Blizzard

I use PSE 8 to edit and here's what I did:

Step 1. Make a duplicate layer and set opacity to multiply.
Step 2. Add a bokeh overlay and set opacity to color burn.
(I achieved the dark lines around the poles because of dark spots in the bokeh overlay)
Step 3. Marge visible and lower saturation about 50%.
Step 4. Added a new layer, then used a star brush to add an orange snowy-starburst effect to the lights. Then I set the opacity of this new layer to overlay.
Step 5. Merge visible once more and crop to 8x10.

and then, she {snapped}


  1. Wow, those are BOTH beautiful...really stunning work, love them!

  2. I like both but I really like the before. glad I wasn't the only one getting out in the middle of the blizzard taking photos. LOL
    Have a good one!!!

  3. You always do such a great job in your edits! Both are so neat!

  4. I like them both, but prefer the before one also. Beautiful coloring!

  5. Beautiful, but I have to say that i love the one with a touch of blue in it!

  6. I can't get over how you and some others display your editing. What a nightmare it is for me to write down everything that I've done, or am doing, while doing it. So much easier to just go, go, go...for me :) But, that would make you a much better teacher than I - see, I am one who learns hands on, get in there and work it out; trying to teach someone while doing that is only going to frustrate them.

    You do a fine the bokeh and your editing on this one, dramatizing the scene.

    Nice job, Katie :)

  7. Very cool shot and edit! Glad you made it through the blizzard! :)

  8. Hi Katie, You won the Scentsy on my giveaway! Go to my blog, and there you will find my contact info. so you can tell me where to send your prize!

  9. I like the information you pulled out of this photo for the edits. I do prefer the second because I like creative edits! Neat!!

  10. I love love your edit...just gorgeous!

  11. I love it. Great job!

  12. You sure made the blizzard beautiful!!

  13. Not sure about all that snow...but I love the edit! :)

  14. Wow, what a difference. Love the result and thanks for sharing the processing. Will certainly give this a try.

  15. Beautiful!! The second photo looks like a watercolor painting. I was almost fooled. You are so freaking talented.. no doubt about that! :)

  16. WOW! Love, love, love the edit! Fabulous!


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