I’m sharing photos I took of fringed gentian in Yellowstone National Park last June. We like to visit in the spring so we can take pictures of the wildflowers in bloom. This gentian can be seen on the trails overlooking Old Faithful. It’s the official flower of the park.
I’ll be showing how I processed this picture three ways with Corel PaintShop Pro 2021. Prior to trying out the various effects, I increased the brightness and sharpness slightly.
The first two show the original image and the same picture with a geometric effect. For this image I went to Effects>Geometric>Circle>Default>Wrap. It makes it look like a delicate ornament surrounded by more flowers.
The next two show the original image and a vignette effect. For this image I went to Effects>Photo Effects>Vignette. I darkened the frame slightly. This a great effect to use for flowers since you can blur out the background and sharpen the main subject.Read more: Gentian in Yellowstone: 1-to-3 Photo Challenge
The last two show the original gentian in Yellowstone image and a colored chalk effect. For this image I went to Effects>Art Media Effects>Colored Chalk>High Detail. This is more subtle effect. It mimics the softness of an art piece created with chalk.
13 thoughts on “Gentian in Yellowstone: 1-to-3 Photo Challenge”
How fun! The geometric effect really does look like a Christmas ornament. 😊👍
Yes, it does! That was my favorite. 😀
Love the first effect, it almost looks like it was shot with a lensball 😃
Yes, it does! I reminded me some of the photos you have shared taken with your lensball. 🙂
Beautiful! Yellowstone is incredible!
Thanks! Yes, it’s an incredible place. 😁
Oh, this is one of the rabbit holes I can easily fall into, playing with photo editing software! Thanks for sharing your own secrets!
Thanks, Becky! Editing can be kinda addicting. 😄
A beautiful flower in the original image but I think the vignette in particular really enhances its beauty!
Thanks, Sarah! I almost used a light frame for the vignette instead of a dark one. There are so many settings available!
That’s one of the editing decisions I often hover over!