After my post Portland in Fall, I decided to try my hand at a little post processing of the pictures. I tweaked the colors a little, and here are some before and after shots. I did not want any drastic changes, just something that would make the fall colors pop a little better.
The before shots are first, the after shots are second. Click the pictures for the original shots on Flickr.
Adding Red, Yellow and Blue
Notice in the second picture I amped up the red, yellow and blue. This makes the colors pop a little better.
In this next set, I amped up the orange and a little bit of yellow.
This makes the leaves come to life a little better, and gives them greater contrast to the pavement.
A few simple changes can really show the vibrancy of the tree.
I did not do any drastic changes, I wanted to ensure the vibrancy of the colors, not alter the basics in the photograph.
Applications that can perform this type of image manipulation include
- ACDSee Pro 2 by ACDSee – Allows organizing, enhancing and sharing photos.
- Adobe Photoshop Lightroom by Adobe – Manage, adjust, and present large volumes of digital photographs.
Being a Content Developer, I have been a PhotoShop user for years, so I am more familiar with the way Lightroom works, but ACDSee Pro 2 looks like an excellent product with great features. I am looking forward to getting my hands dirty using these programs.