Rolled Gold

© Brian Lobdell

Rolled Gold

Stacee R. Webster 11/4/2006 1:51:40 PM

Love the look of your photo... how did you do this? #551381

Brian Lobdell 11/4/2006 11:27:04 PM

Hi Stacee!
Thanks for your interest in this image. I'm not sure I can remember every step, but basically here is the process I used (hopefully you use Photoshop... I use PS elements 2.0):
The original macro was a red rose. I played around with smart blur and hue, and then applied a plug-in filter that gives unusual color applications and a soft "glow". This filter is called "bad dream" and is a free plug-in you can download from this link:

This gave me a pink+purple looking rose, which I changed to the gold using the hue adjustment. The final effect came from using the "backlight" adjustment - found under "enhance/adjust lighting". (I might have added a touch of posterize filtering, but I'm not sure.)

I hope this gives you some ideas... I use the bad dream filter a lot, but it doesn't work on everything, and you need to play with it to find the right effects. (You can use the "random" button over and over to let the filter show you different combinations.)

I try to document my steps, but sometimes I get way down the road without stopping to record it all. Thanks again, and good luck! #3546952

Susana Ms Heide 11/16/2006 7:49:06 AM

Many CONGRATS Brian on being featured in BP's DD newsletter! The results of your work in PS are fantastic! #3594073

Brian Lobdell 11/16/2006 8:35:48 AM

Thanks, Susana! I hadn't even seen that yet - what a nice Thursday surprise! I appreciate the heads-up!! #3594183

Jim Kinnunen 11/16/2006 6:34:35 PM

Congratulations on this fine image and your excellent PS work which is a featured work in DD once again, Brian!!!:) #3596069

Brian Lobdell 11/16/2006 10:22:31 PM

Thanks, Jim - talk about a total surprise! Nice to know someone out there is looking at our images!
Hope you have a good Friday....
regards, Brian

Mary N C. Taitt 11/20/2006 6:55:29 AM

Congratulations on being featured in DD! This is a lovely image with great effects! mary :-) #3607730

Brian Lobdell 11/20/2006 11:38:52 PM

Thank you so much Mary! I appreciate you taking time to comment! #3610781

Sharon Day 11/21/2006 6:05:56 PM

Gorgeous image, Brian!!! Congratulations for being featured in the DD newsletter! Very nice! #3613882

Brian Lobdell 11/22/2006 10:13:12 PM

Thanks Sharon! These little victories surely keep us going! #3617882

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Camera: Nikon D50 Digital SLR Camera

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