Below is a photo I took outside my house. I was messing around in Photoshop with different effects, and really like the outcome (bottom image). The problem is I don't remember everything I did to it. Does anyone have any tips on how to reproduce it? I would really like to know how.
Here is what I do remember. I used an adjustment layer to completely de-saturated the photo, then I used a very soft eraser with about 30% opacity and let some of the color in the townhomes flow through. I reduced the opacity even more and did the same to the sky.
I am not sure what I did after that. I think I messed around with the brightness/contrast and maybe applied another B/W adjustment layer to it, but that just makes it B/W. I must have changed the blending mode or something.
If anyone has any tips I would really appreciate it. I have been trying to do this for a while and can't figure it out.