You know, as I wrote that title, I was just beside myself! We have quite a day in store today!
A couple weeks ago I shared my love for Rad Lab in this post. Rad Lab is a plug-in from Totally Rad that works with Photoshop, Photoshop Elements and Lightroom.
It’s a life saver.
As I said previously, it can rock your photo world . . . and that’s no lie.
I’ve been using the actions and Rad Lab from Totally Rad for several years–give or take and they make photo editing a breeze. Check out the video I made in that previous post.
I thought it might be fun today to share some more photos and ‘recipes’ that I used to edit them to see just how many fabulous versions you can make on a photo.
This photo just makes me want to go back to Amsterdam . . . bad. I loved how all the bikes and cars just harmoniously rode together on the streets. That was rush hour. And if you live in Amsterdam and it’s really otherwise, don’t burst my happiness bubble. ;)
As you can see in the After photo, the changes made just added a whole different vibe to the photo. Kind of gave it a more nostalgic look.
Here’s a screen shot of the changes I made:
I’m kind of afraid to know what BAMF stands for on the B+W filter I used (lol), but it’s seriously awesome and probably appropriately named. And you’re thinking to yourself, ‘Wait, that photo ain’t no black+white.’ Well, that’s the beauty of some of these filters . . . you can change the Effect Strength so it only uses a partial part of the B+W filter.
Now let’s take a look at some of that B+W in a whole other way.
New York City. Is there any town more iconic? The energy that resides there–day and night. There’s nothing like it. That’s why I loved changing the look of this photo that I took out of the front window of the bus to this contrasty, grungy, black and white photo. It says NYC to me.
Here’s a look at the changes I made to it. Again, hovering over the Stylets available gives you an instant view of what will happen if you choose it. And the beautiful Rad Lab will allow you to alter various parts of that Stylet.
Last, but not least, here’s an engagement photo of my nephew and his (now) wife.
This was seriously one of the most fun photo shoots I’ve done. It makes it easy when you have a great location combined with two theater people and several . . . ehem . . . ‘costume’ changes.
With this photo I wanted an old + faded vintage look. Rad Lab to the rescue! Just a few clicks and voila!
Again, changes in intensities gets me exactly what I want–just a little slider. It’s so easy. You can see I added Skinny Jeans and unchecked it because it didn’t achieve the look I wanted. I want ‘skinny jeans’ any time I can get, but as a Stylet it just wasn’t workin’ for this photo.
Seriously. Love this little program. The Totally Rad guys are geniuses! :) And if you haven’t gotten their Pic Tap Go on your iPhone/iPad? You are seriously missing out! (check out my review HERE)
And because of this passion for this little program, I decided to become an affiliate with them. I never promote anything I don’t believe in much less put a link for it on my sidebar. But I love this program that much.
And becoming an affiliate has its perks. (insert great big smile here)
If any of you are interested in this fabulous program–or any of the other fun things that Totally Rad has to offer, I have a coupon code for 15% off for you to use! Yahoo!
Just use the code 1543KERRI at checkout and you just saved yourself some bucks.
But wait. It gets better!
Guess what else I have today!
That’s right boys and girls!
One lucky person will win their
very own copy of Rad Lab!
Great googlie mooglie! How awesome is that???
Here’s how you can get multiple chances to win.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
I’ll draw a winner Saturday morning.
Thanks Totally Rad!
You guys rock!