“Lamp”; February 20, 2012, 10:00pm; Rexburg, ID; f/4; 1/40; Canon T3i; 3-shot HDR processed with Photomatix Pro
I added a border. I extended the canvas size (and filled it with color), then drew a rectangle on the image, masked the inner side of the rectangle out, and then blurred the inner edges of the inner rectangle with motion blur.
“Lights”; February 20, 2012, 11:56pm; Rexburg, ID; f/10; 20″; Canon T3i
For this one I duplicated the image layer, then changed the new layer to multipy, which darkened most parts. I then deleted the middle portion of the new layer to show the original through. Then I made a blank layer and used a black brush at 30% to darken the lights in the darkened portion.
“Circles”; February 20, 2012, 10:25pm; Rexburg, ID; f/4.5; 8″; Canon T3i; Sharpening added
For this one, I cropped it, then I used a rectangular marquee selection to create a mask, used the sprayed strokes filter, removed the mask, inverted the selection, and filled the inverted selection with black. The tutorial is in Esplin’s Custom Images book.
“Bannack Schoolhouse”; February 10, 2012, 4:06pm; f/7.1; 1/125; Canon T3i; 3-shot HDR with +/- 2 processed with Photomatix Pro
I created a nice white background, added some black squares, added my text, and used the squares as a mask to mask in the photo. Then I just framed it up!
Great pictures, and great borders. I really like the one of the lamb. You did a great job of capturing the light and then adding the type of border to that picture really enhanced the photo. Also your circles picture, I think the border goes well with this one as well. Its simply a cool picture with a cool effect. Good job.
I’m going to go ahead an assume you like the picture of the lamp, because I didn’t take any pictures of lambs. 🙂
Thanks for the compliments!
Nice job Andy! I really like what you have done. I like the border, particularly the picture, of the first one posted. That picture looks awesome. I think the border you created and the colors you used looks very nice. They compliment the picture. I also like you fine art template it looks very nice with the typography on the bottom. Good work, keep it up.
I’m always trying to find interesting typography. This particular font is actually Droid Sans, the font used on Android phones (until this latest version). It’s a nice looking sans serif font that’s just a little different than what we’re all used to seeing all the time.