Neon in Bloom by Lexie Craig
Process: For my original photo I took a very simplistic photo of a group of flowers. This photo was shot with my Canon EOS Rebel T6s in Auto mode. Specific settings include the following: F-stop f/4.5, Exposure time 1/320 sec, ISO speed-ISO-100, Focal length-35mm, and Flash mode was no flash. The editing process began by uploading the original image into Adobe Photoshop Elements. There, I went to Enhance and selected convert image to a black and white photo. While converting the photo to black and white and chose out of the available options more contrast. Once this was successful I went back to Enhance, and scrolled down to adjust lighting shadows/highlights. From there I adjusted my settings in the lighten shadows category I set it to 9%, darken highlights 30%, and midtone contrasts +38%. Then I went back to enhance, adjust lighting then went to Brightness/contrast. I adjusted the brightness: -11, and the contrast: -10. Then I went to other enhance options and applied fluorescent color with a sub-category of apply Find edges. After this step I once again went to Shadows/ Highlights to darken highlights by 45%, and increasing midtone contrast by 54%. I then went to Special effects, Neon glow; I selected my color then adjusted my glow size to -9, and brightness to 22. For my final step I selected Wave and adjusted the different processes in this category: 1 generator, wave type Sine, wavelength minimum of 16 and maximum 44, amplitude minimum 5 and maximum 69, and for scale I selected 100% Horizontal and 100% Vertical.
Grasshopper on Plant by Shawn Brandenburg
Process for Grasshopper on Plant:
> Open picture in Adobe Photoshop.
> Select the Magic Wand Tool.
> Select an area of a color in the picture.
> Apply an Average Blur to that section of color.
> Do the same for each individual color and shade of each color.