florence photo: the progression

As promised, I’m sharing the before-during-and-after editing of my Florence bridge.

So this is the original photo. It was a foggy morning,
as it is on many days on the coast–even in summer.
Go inland about a mile and it’s bright and sunshiny.

Next I added a ‘folded brown paper bag’ image that we used in Jessica’s class.
She also shares where you can get more of these too.
That layer is at 82%.

Next I lightened the image using an action from Totally Rad Actions, called ‘Lights On’.
These are seriously the best things ever.
It’s set at 74%

Then I used another action from TRA called Boutwell Magic Glasses.
It just kind of brings things into focus more…makes it sharper…more defined.
That layer is set to 64%

Last step for the photo editing…I added a TTV (Thru-The-View Finder).
I did a little blog post on that a few months ago HERE, but I learned about them in Jessica’s class.
I set this to 88%.

And then just for fun, I had added a text layer to make it look like an old-timey postcard.

Ta-da! There ya have it! Photo editing can be so danged fun!

So, okay, next weekend is National Scrapbook Day! Tuesday is May….where is this year going?!?!?
So, I think there needs to be some fun a-happenin’ next week.
What do you think?

Maybe y’all should tune in Monday.
Not sayin’ nuttin’ else. ;)

2017-02-07T18:28:08+00:00April 27th, 2012|photography|14 Comments


  1. Amy April 27, 2012 at 8:33 am

    Oh wow! That’s an amazing transformation!! I want to take this class even more now!!

  2. Suz April 27, 2012 at 8:43 am

    Do the plug-ins work with PSE? I have the newest version and have taken one of Jessica’s classes, so I am not very experienced with it.

    Since I will be on a plane to Maui Monday, I’m not sure I will hear the news. ;)

  3. Teri OBrien April 27, 2012 at 8:55 am

    Hi Kerri,
    I cruised over here from jessicasprague.com and I love your site! Jessica mentioned something about winning the Special Effects editing class and I am SOOO up for that! How do I enter?
    Thanks so much!

  4. judi April 27, 2012 at 10:31 am

    Seriously???? GOR JUS NESS! (oh, and WOW!)

  5. Rhadonda April 27, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Photo editing is neat but i must say your original photo is awesome to begin with! Well you bet there should be some funness going on as there always is at the KB blog. Can’t wait. PS My daughter is getting engaged today, surprise and all. Can you tell i am excited?!

  6. Susan April 27, 2012 at 11:22 am

    Thanks so much for sharing!! Love the transformation of an already beautiful picture!

  7. Vicki April 27, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    What is the name of the class?? Jessica has soo many!

  8. Betty April 27, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    I’m here too thanks to Jessica Sprague and would love to win a class!

  9. Dina South April 27, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Very cool! What a fun class…thanks for the chance to win!

  10. Diana April 27, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    I love what you have done with your Photo. One more class that I would love!

  11. Kimberli Sarsfield April 28, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    Absolutely amazing, Kerri! Love all these photo manipulations:)

  12. Kim Thomas May 1, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    The photo editing looks amazing! TFS :)

  13. Cassie May 2, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    wow – that’s really cool!

  14. linda gilbert December 17, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    this photo effect is amazing……wow is all i can say. very cool, wish i didn’t have to work and I could just play like this!

    i am just exploring your blog, Kerri…wow at all the amazing stuff here.

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