Mount Hood in October: 1-to-3 Photo Challenge

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.

Mount Hood in OctoberEnhanced edges photo effect

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.

Mount Hood in OctoberMount Hood in October cool filter

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!

Mount Hood in OctoberGlowing edges photo effect

One-to-Three Photo Processing Challenge – November 2021

16 thoughts on “Mount Hood in October: 1-to-3 Photo Challenge

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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