One of my favorite sites, Leanne Cole, regularly gives tips on how to alter her photos. I am just learning how to use Photoshop Elements 10. So tonight I practiced a couple of techniques we learned in the last two classes.
This was my original photo. It was taken at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. As I was looking at my pictures, I noticed that ALL the photos were green. This comes from not having enough light. – and not knowing what you are doing.
So I tried improving it. It was pretty easy once I got the hang of it. I went to the menu tab “Enhance” then to Adjust Color and finally Removing Color Cast. When you click on this you get the eye dropper, and click the eye dropper on a place that is supposed to be black, gray or white. The the rest automatically adjusts. Unfortunately, my photo went from lightly green, to VERY chartreuse green to reddish to yellow. I don’t think that the above picture is all that great, but it is a change.
I also brightened the photo and changed the contrast so that if you were blind, you could make out a few more details. Next I cropped the picture and added my name. Just adding the name a few weeks ago was too difficult, it seemed. Now – piece of cake. I even know how to adjust the density or opacity of the color of my name.
I’m not very happy with this, but I tried. What do you think? Is it just changing one bad photo for a different?