PS Lesson Layer Mask Collage Laupahoehoe Beach by jyokota

PS Lesson Layer Mask Collage Laupahoehoe Beach

Taffy and I continue to take our PS lessons and practice. It's been so much fun, and we both admit that we might have quit if we didn't have each other to give feedback and encouragement to keep going when hitting those walls of frustration in not being able to figure something out. We both went back to a photo trip we took in September 2016, found lots of photos we had never done anything with because they seemed kind of hopeless. I mean, that RAW photo on the top left corner looks pretty hopeless. But because we are working in two different homes and not seeing each other's work, only sharing the screen of the lesson and our heads while we are talking, neither of us realized that we were both working on photos of the same beach. The contrasting scenes speaks to how quickly the weather changes, and how dramatic the weather is in general. But most of all, we realized that Taffy had taken all long exposures and smooth waters, and I had done the opposite -- dramatic crashing and short exposures, thereby creating completely different moods. Here, the top third is one photo that shows the rain along the horizon. The bottom 2/3 is from a second photo that shows the crashing waves. You stack them together and "erase" away the top layer of the portion you want to show through from the bottom photo.
See Taffy's here: http://365project.org/taffy/365/2020-12-28
You certainly received a wonderful dramatic effect. I learned most of what I know about Photo Shop from the Scrapbooking classes I have taken. Some of them have dealt with photo editing in PS.
December 28th, 2020  
A light HDR touch to this brought out so much more!
December 28th, 2020  
It is always more fun to learn together with a friend... looks like you’ve learned a lot.
December 28th, 2020  
striking...what lessons are you taking???
December 28th, 2020  
I love how this turned out! And that it is so different than what I was doing with the same general area! Such fun!!!!
December 28th, 2020  
This is stunning! A very dramatic scene.
December 28th, 2020  
Wow, came out fantastic!
December 28th, 2020  
You both done well
December 28th, 2020  
Great editing job! Great added detail in the rocks and sky in your edited version.
December 29th, 2020  
@granagringa We're doing the MattK course on Photoshop. Highly recommended.
December 29th, 2020  
Y'all have made me happy and sad! There is hope for the old images. I just don't think I can wrap my head around PS (and all I have is a very old version somewhere--not on current computer). Congrats to you and @taffy for awesome before/afters
December 29th, 2020  
Nice work Junko
December 29th, 2020  
Works very well, I really must learn how to edit! My limit is changing colour, brightness or contrast LOL. Not much of a toolbox. I love what you did here.
December 29th, 2020  
Wow, you have brought out so much detail in the rocks.
December 29th, 2020  
The editing you and Taffy are doing is inspiring. Also, a great reason not to delete photos!
December 29th, 2020  

Well done!
December 30th, 2020  
amazing transformation - congratulations on your progress!
December 31st, 2020  
Wow fantastic image creation. Great editing skills
December 31st, 2020  
Such an amazing change and beautifully done. I am hoping to start the lesson once my daughter leaves for home in mid January.
December 31st, 2020  
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