I went on a road trip near Mount Hood in October and took this photo of the mountain. I’ll be showing how I processed it three ways with Corel PaintShop Pro 2021.
Prior to trying various effects, I decreased the brightness, increased the contrast, fill light and clarity, and used the local tone mapping setting. I made these adjustments because the gray and white mountain blended into the cloudy gray sky. Cloud cover can block your views of Mount Hood in October so we were lucky to see it on this overcast day.
The first two show the Mount Hood original image and the same picture with an enhanced edge effect. For this image I went to Effects>Edge Effects>Enhance More. I like this image because it showcases the trees in the forest.
The next two show the Mount Hood original image and the same picture with a film and filters effect. For this image I went to Effects>Film and Filters. I selected Vibrant Foliage from the first pulldown menu, Cooling Filter from the second one, and increased the filter density. This effect’s blue filter highlights the sky more.Read more: Mount Hood in October: 1-to-3 Photo Challenge
The last two show the Mount Hood original image and the same picture with a glowing edges effect. For this image I went to Effects>Artistic Effects>Glowing Edges. The various shapes stand out in strong contrast highlighted by a touch of color. It’s one of my favorite effects!
17 thoughts on “Mount Hood in October: 1-to-3 Photo Challenge”
I really like your narrative that explains your post-processing techniques. Lovely photos!
Thanks! The processing always takes longer than I think it will.
What a great post! I just love experimenting with photo editing. I really appreciate your explanations. My favorite is the first example that makes the trees pop out. Beautiful! We were at Mount Hood in 2018, October. There was not as much snow on the mountain then.
Thanks, Lisa! Yeah, I like playing with editing too. I hope Hood gets a lot of snow this year – we could sure use it! ❄
Here’s hoping! ❄🏔⛄⛷🌨
These are awesome. Hood is a gorgeous mountain. I like how your treatments really bring out the textures.
Thank you! Glad you liked my edits. 😁
I used to use Corel. Now I find that I use Photoshop more. I like painting effects in using layers and masks. That way I can control colors and light more. My tutor is Blake Rudis at F64 Elite.
I haven’t really tried the painting effects in Corel much. I’ll look up Blake to see how it works in Photoshop. Thanks.
Luminosity masks for a start.
I love you work and seeing how you turn your photos into art like I like to.
Thank you, Sherry! It’s fun to see what you can come up with when you do a few edits.
Thanks for including detailed info about the editing steps. I enjoy photo editing and am always interested in how others approach it. My favourite of these three is the middle one with the blue tones.
Thanks, Sarah! As I’ve mentioned before, I usually go with my go to settings. This challenge pushes you to consider other options. There are so many! 🙂 📷
I must join in this one some time myself!
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