Do you have a Goggle Reader? It is by far the best thing I have done lately. I get to follow all of the cool sites I like by going to my reader that has it's own tab when I open Firefox. So as I was going through the post I follow from today I came across this wonderful post from Dezignus. It is called a floral brush mega set. It can also be used for commercial use. Yippee!! :)
So go and check it out... click on the RSS button and set up your Goggle Reader. Add the reader as a tab when you open your browser. You won't be sorry!!
And because I feel the need to post an image... here ya go.
The Camera Club I am in has a theme each month. This month is was completely open to your best shot of the month. Now I was positive I was going to use one of my beach sunsets but I took this in my backyard a couple of days ago and I like it so much. This will be my image of the month. =)
What do you think?
Enjoy the brushes!
It looks like they were supplied by Vector Lady. Leave her a thank you!
Edit: Sorry I should have added the shot info.
ISO 200, F 5.6, shutter 1/3200. I was using my 18-200 lens and it was zoomed out to 200mm.
Truthfully I didn't do much to the image. I did a small levels adjustment, used the levels mask and mask back in the white areas so they weren't blown out. I dodged the top of the left orange flower and the orange spot on his antennae. Then burned around the edges so he was the lightest spot in the image. I also ran a noise removal filter. I will admit, I have a dodge and burn layer on all of my images.
To do this... create a new layer, go to edit fill and choose 50% gray from the drop down menu. This will give you a gray layer. Change the blend mode to overlay. Label one dodge and one burn. Choose your burn tool to darken and dodge to lighten. Use highlights for the dodge and midtones for the burn tool, you want a soft edge brush and the brush strength set to only around 15%. (these settings are in your top tool bar)