After-Before Friday Week 34

Highlighting the creative magic behind post-processed photos

Before we get to this week’s galleries, just a reminder that there’s still time to participate in February’s One Photo Focus on February 6, where all participants submit their post-processed version of this image submitted by Manal Ali of A Single Shutter:

One Photo Focus Feb Manal Ali

Check out After-Before Friday Week 33 to find out how! For all the details on ABFriday and One Photo Focus, visit the After-Before Friday Forum page. Join the party!

Now, on to this week’s ABFriday galleries, with many thanks to all those participating!

My submission: Last week, I showed you how I used Nik Color Efex Pro to create highly stylized versions of an image. This week I return to Color Efex to demonstrate the use of control points to minimize the effect of a filter on chosen elements in an image.

Submitted by Michelle Lunato — Michelle Lunato Photography

Michelle says: This wacky abstract fun all started with some really boring Christmas light photos that I took at a drive-through display. We were driving so slow I started taking pictures. Yes, while driving! They came out decent but really not so much that I wanted to publicly post them, lol. So, I started playing around and discovered a bunch of crazy cool abstract pictures to add to my portfolio. 🙂

 Submitted by Katie Prior — Drawing with Light

Katie says: This week, I got to work out the clone tool in Lightroom to get rid of some unwanted extras in my image.

 Submitted by Loré Dombaj — Snow’s Fissures and Fractures

Loré says: I tried to contain my magination last week and now this happened. I fear what would happen if I contained it for a longer period of time. 😛 I can’t help it, it seems my philosophy is if you are going in, go all the way. If you’d like to find out how this journey started and how I ended here, you can check a longer post on my blog. 

 Submitted by Mary Hone — Tales from the Backroad

 Submitted by Kaz G. — daysandmonths

Submitted by Lynne Ayers — Beyond the Brush Photography 

Lynne says: My original image lacked the atmosphere that was present that day so I wanted to try to recover that.  My what-I-did’s are in my blog post at Beyond the Brush Photography.  

 Submitted by Emilio Pasquale — Photos by Emilio

 Submitted by Benjamin Rowe — Aperture64

Ben says: This image was a little bit of a trail to edit mostly because of my exposure and ISO. Sometimes I like to make life hard for myself. 

 Submitted by Janice Meyers Foreman — jmeyersforeman photography

Janice says: I have been working on some still-life photography and an online course by Kim Klassen. Here are some roses I processed using lightroom and one of Kim’s lightroom presets. I will outline the full process on my blog…

 Please click on the links of those who contributed this week, to read about their post-processing steps and/or to see what other treasures they have on their blogs. They’d love to have you visit!

So what do you think of the ABFriday forum?

Feel free to leave your thoughts and suggestions in the comment section. And don’t forget to view the guidelines if you want to participate. I’d love to have you onboard!

26 thoughts on “After-Before Friday Week 34

    • Well, let’s see. The sky? Those details came back in when I decreased the overexposure 🙂 And as for the video, I won’t tell you how many “takes” it takes me to get a final version… 😉 But thanks for liking the after image so much!

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  1. Watching your videos always makes me itchy to get home and play with my images more. I love it! I think most of what you did this week can be duplicated with Perfect Effects 9. I said I think! Great job!


  2. I do love this weekly Friday post — I really like seeing all the different processing ideas and tips. I keep telling myself I’m going to be a part…then I blink and it’s Saturday 😀 ❤


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