Havin' Some Photoshop Fun - via Scott Kelby

I'm sure you know about my friend Scott Kelby's best-selling book: Light It, Shoot It, Retouch It. If you want to learn about about portraiture, Scott's book is a must.

Today, while I was working on some of my wildlife photographs from a recent trip to Kenya, I was thinking about the importance of tracking an animal, photographing the animal, and then enhancing the image: a three-step process - just like Scott's process, which makes good sense.

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So, to take a break from my serious work, I had some Photoshop fun - creating a dummy home page for an iPad app: Track It. Photograph It. Enhance It.

It's not an actual app! Again, I just created the image for fun.

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Scott: thanks for the fun idea.

Now it's time to get back to serious work - if you can call enhancing wildlife images in Photoshop work.

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To enhanced my leopard image, I used the Paper Toner filter in Nik Color Efex Pro. Click here to get a discount on Nik and some of the other plug-ins I use.

Speaking of serious and fun, if you want to have some serious fun learning about composition, check out my latest class on Kelby Training: Composition - the strongest way of seeing.

Explore the light,

P.S. Click here to see my app - the real ones!