Whether you’re working with vacation photos or landscapes, image files most often benefit from a few tweaks. Sometimes, enhancing photographs is dramatic, and other times it’s relatively minor.
Here’s an image of of an Irish countryside with a a view of the coast.
It’s a nice image, properly exposed, and the fence provides an interesting element which directs the viewer’s eye into the photo. It’s a bit dull, lacking in contrast and vibrance/saturation. Opening the image in Photoshop, I used several filters from the NIK Color Efex Pro …
- Pro Contrast
- Glamour Glow
- Tonal Contrast
Using the Selective Tool Pallet makes applying filters quick and easy..
This image was a .jpg with no RAW file, so the sky gained some noise after the enhancements … and I used the Glamour Glow for some softening.