Today I’m sharing a photograph of a Lost Forest pine tree processed three ways. The Lost Forest is a geographically isolated forest in the High Desert of Central Oregon. A visit to this unique forest inspired me to write a short story.
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 contrast and vibrancy slightly.
The first two show the original and the same picture with a box camera effect. For this image I went to Effects>Photo Effects>Time Machine>Box camera. I was pleased how this effect enhanced details of the tree’s structure.
The second two show the original Lost Forest pine tree and the same picture with a warming filter effect. For this image I went to Effects>Photo Effects>Film and Filters. I chose the Warm earth tones option with an orange warming filter. This effect made the tree’s red bark stand out. The puzzle-like bark of ponderosa pines is one of their most interesting features. This effect also highlighted the bare branches better than other effects I considered.Read more: Lost Forest Pine tree: 1-to-3 Photo Challenge & TTL
The third two show the original and the same picture with a brush stroke effect. For this image I went to Effects>Art Media Effects>Brush strokes. I changed the Softness setting to 20. This artsy effect shows off the shapes and color of the tree and background sky.
One-to-Three Photo Processing Challenge March 2022
14 thoughts on “Lost Forest Pine tree: 1-to-3 Photo Challenge & TTL”
Nice! It’s fun working with photo effects.
Thanks, Art! Yes, there are so many options.
I love the texture in the bark and how different it looks with the different effects. I love how the warming effect intersected with the colors of the bark and needles. It really made them pop out.
Thanks! Yeah, I liked the warming filter a lot too. 😀
Always fun to see the differences. Nicely done. 😊👍
Thanks! It’s a fun challenge.
I always enjoy reading about other bloggers’ editing decisions – what they did and why. Of these three effects I think I prefer the warming filter – the colours are lovely and I like the way it draws the eye to the bark and branches 🙂
It does make you think a bit more about what you’re going to do when you write it down. Yes, the warming filter brought out the best in that tree!
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That is such brilliance, Siobhan! I can’t decide which one I like most. The textures, the close ups are beautiful to say the least. Thanks for sharing and joining!
Thank you, Parul! It’s fun to try different techniques.
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Bark is fascinating. You’ve done a great job sharing the texture with us. I can easily imagine how it feels.
Thanks, JoAnna! I love looking at bark.