I stayed out of the summer heat and had a little fun today with Photoshop. With the reality of August weather, our daylily blooms are a distant memory. But it is nice to revisit pictures I took earlier this year.
A study in contrasts is a comparison between the original photo of a delicate pink bloom (from the Barbara Mitchell daylily) and a charcoal version. To create the dramatic black and white image shown below, I used Topaz Adjust. It is a plug-in program that works with the various Photoshop programs and others photo imaging software such as PaintShop Pro. Right now I am using their free 30-day download, and I’ll definitely buy it after the trial period is over. I have already used their Simply program for several months and love it for painterly transformations.