Fresh Dew on a Rose

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Instead of applying a block grad filter in post processing, you could: Photoshop: Create new layer. Change blend mode to overlay. Select a soft black brush at 10% opacity. Paint into desired areas. In Lightroom: Select a new adjustment brush. Decrease exposure, increase contrast, etc. Paint desired areas.


In Gimp or in Photoshop: -use the Lasso tool. Yes, it's a bit more meticulous, but if it's just for one photo, it's not too much effort, and I think it's worth it. Select the area that you want and connect the points. It will take about 2-3 minutes. -After you made the selection, go to Colors>Curves. If you've never worked with curves before, in this ...


This is pretty easily done with a layer with a simple linear gradient, from black to transparent. Alone, that looks like: (In the above, the background is rendered as white, but in the actual layer it's transparent). Change the opacity up and down to taste — as you can see from the top of the image there not being black, I've put it down to about 15%. ...


Aperture and other programs have a Shadows and Highlights tool that can be used to bring more of the picture into balance exposure-wise. Bringing up the shadows will make the area where the girl is sitting a bit less dark and prevent the brighter areas from drawing the eye. You'll probably have more luck with this if the original image is raw, since ...


I am unfamiliar with Aperture, but you could use any program that emulates a graduated filter, e.g. Adobe Lightroom. Check out this link part "2. Reducing atmospheric haze". Basically what this does is: applies a gradient on the photo in the direction and strength of your choosing, so you can darken the top and gradually decrease the strength of darkening ...

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