Here’s another example of the Vivid Dream preset. In this case I painted back full color on the two women who are the main subjects of the picture and painted back at around 25% or so some of the background color in the walls, window frames and shop signs. (Some other corrections were done in Lightroom before exporting to Perfect Photo and I applied a vignette after bringing it back into Lightroom.)
Yet another image using the Vivid Dream preset in Perfect Photo Suite 9. In this case I pulled back on the yellow conversion and then masked out the B&W conversion on the foreground.
On the one hand, I like the way the yellow VW Beetle rhymes with the man’s jacket; on the other, the strong contrast there distracts from the main subject and pulls the viewer’s eye away. What do you think?
I thought at first I was watching graffiti being made but then I realized he was spraying some kind of paint removing solution.
Another image where I used the Perfect PhotoSuite 9 Vivid Dream preset as a starting place.
Gynophobic comment? Scaffolding around the construction site in front of the Art Students League has wooden panels on it with paintings on them. This is a black and white painting and I can’t tell if the “hostile” graffito is part of the artist’s conception or has been added by another – and what is hostile about this person’s backside?
I’ve been collecting Post No Bills stencils for years. Here’s a lovely one with contrasting blue and orange surroundings.
This was shot on the Broadway median. He was about to address a man approaching from the East side of Broadway with a question, I didn’t hear what about but it appeared to be a question to someone he knew – the offer of a cigarette, perhaps?
I used the Perfect Photo Suite 9 Vivid Dream preset again here and pained back almost all the color in the foreground, including the bench and the foliage behind it.