This lesson was to make adjustments to images using various methods. here is the first one in it original form and then the adjusted image.
I had a second go at improving my image. To do this I used an adjustment layer for the levels. I duplicated the original layer so that I wasn’t altering the original image. I worked on the duplicate layer and I used shadows and highlights until I was happier with the overall result. I feel that the image has better detail and contrast in the foreground whilst preserving the contrast and darker tones in the clouds
Original image 2
The first image had gained a detail that wasn’t there in the original as is shown by the trees having a colour and the whole image I feel isn’t compromised by the treatment. I like the levels and curves layers that I used. I chose to use layers as this is to some part none destructive to the original image. The second image I feel is shaper due to adding a vibrancy layer. The quality of the images did not seem to lose anything in the adjustments but did gain interest I feel
On advice from my lecturer I redid my second image. To do this I turned the image into a smart object. I then used smart sharpen and an adjustment layer for both vibrance and curves. I copied the original image layer and added a shadow and highlights adjustment layer to it. I did this to ensure I didn’t affect the original image.