2 Lil' Owls Studio http://2lilowls.com Textures, Actions, Presets and more for creative Photographers! Thu, 03 Sep 2015 12:50:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Lotus blossom http://2lilowls.com/lotus-blossom/ http://2lilowls.com/lotus-blossom/#comments Thu, 23 Jul 2015 19:41:24 +0000 http://2lilowls.com/?p=18579 The post Lotus blossom appeared first on 2 Lil' Owls Studio.

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Lotus blossom from the Water Garden I got to visit this past week.

This is the before photo after applying Wonderland preset 1.

I then added Relic texture 20 at 100% softlight with the color desaturated out.

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Dreamy Field of Flowers http://2lilowls.com/dreamy-field-of-flowers/ http://2lilowls.com/dreamy-field-of-flowers/#comments Sun, 17 May 2015 19:46:11 +0000 http://2lilowls.com/?p=17741 The other day a friend of mine and I were out exploring and came across a random field of purple and yellow flowers. It was mid day and the sun was a tad too bright for what I usually like to shoot in – but the field was kinda amazing. Since the light was bright […]

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The other day a friend of mine and I were out exploring and came across a random field of purple and yellow flowers. It was mid day and the sun was a tad too bright for what I usually like to shoot in – but the field was kinda amazing. Since the light was bright – I went with it and used the Dreamy Lights Lightroom Preset 16 on this to make it even lighter and a little dreamy. I adjusted the curve in this preset to fit the photo like I show in the Dreamy Lights video.

 

Original photo from camera

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Then I cropped the photo and added Lightroom preset – Dreamy Lights preset 16 to give it a pastel dreamy quality.

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A few more Processed with the same preset from this shoot <3

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Soft Roses http://2lilowls.com/soft-roses/ http://2lilowls.com/soft-roses/#comments Wed, 22 Apr 2015 15:24:09 +0000 http://2lilowls.com/?p=16477 Nothing like some pretty roses to ring in the spring.  I spotted these pretty little ones while out on the hunt for the Iris’.  Most roses are not out yet – so it was with delight that I stumbled upon this pretty little bush.   Original photo straight out of camera   I took the […]

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Nothing like some pretty roses to ring in the spring.  I spotted these pretty little ones while out on the hunt for the Iris’.  Most roses are not out yet – so it was with delight that I stumbled upon this pretty little bush.

 

Original photo straight out of camera

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I took the photo into Lightroom and used Dreamy Matte preset 4 and cropped the photo.

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Then I took the photo into Photoshop and added Cahoots texture 25. Making it off slightly from the flower.

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Beautiful Iris 5 http://2lilowls.com/beautiful-iris-5/ http://2lilowls.com/beautiful-iris-5/#comments Wed, 22 Apr 2015 15:15:36 +0000 http://2lilowls.com/?p=16468 Decided to go a little different with the coloring in this beautiful Iris. Wanted a more vintage feel so I kept that in mind as I was choosing the Lightroom preset and texture. Original photo straight out of camera       I took the photo into Lightroom and cropped it a little bit and […]

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Decided to go a little different with the coloring in this beautiful Iris. Wanted a more vintage feel so I kept that in mind as I was choosing the Lightroom preset and texture.

Original photo straight out of camera

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I took the photo into Lightroom and cropped it a little bit and added Dreamy Matte preset 23.

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I then took it into Photoshop and added Spring Paints texture 19 at 100% Softlight. I desaturated the color in the texture slightly also.

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Beautiful Iris 4 http://2lilowls.com/beautiful-iris-4/ http://2lilowls.com/beautiful-iris-4/#comments Wed, 22 Apr 2015 14:25:14 +0000 http://2lilowls.com/?p=16465 How delicious are the colors in this?  I try to pay a lot of attention to the background when photographing flowers. I now take them from many angles – judging the background in each one before I settle on my favorite. I know I am successful when I am out shooting and I get really […]

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How delicious are the colors in this?  I try to pay a lot of attention to the background when photographing flowers. I now take them from many angles – judging the background in each one before I settle on my favorite. I know I am successful when I am out shooting and I get really excited about the colors I found behind the subject on my viewfinder.

 

Original shot straight out of camera (Or crooked as the case may be – I think I was practically standing on my head to get this shot – so I went with it and straightened it in photoshop)

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I took the photo into Lightroom and used Beautifully Luxe preset 13

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Then I took the photo into Photoshop and added Enigmatic 1 at 100% softlight. I softly masked some of the texture off the main part of the flower.

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Beautiful Iris 3 http://2lilowls.com/beautiful-iris-3/ http://2lilowls.com/beautiful-iris-3/#comments Wed, 22 Apr 2015 14:15:18 +0000 http://2lilowls.com/?p=16454 I am in awe of all the varieties I was able to catch during 1 visit to Oakland, Yes – Oakland Cemetery – where during the middle/end of April you can wonder around and catch a huge variety blooming all over the place!   This is the original photo straight out of camera   I […]

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I am in awe of all the varieties I was able to catch during 1 visit to Oakland, Yes – Oakland Cemetery – where during the middle/end of April you can wonder around and catch a huge variety blooming all over the place!

 

This is the original photo straight out of camera

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I took the photo into Lightroom and added Beautifully Luxe Lightroom preset 11. I also cloned out the dark spot in the lower right corner.

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Then I took the photo into photoshop and added 2 textures:

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The textures I added were

Adventurer 2 at 56% softlight

Adventurer 4 at 76% softlight

I did a little masking on the flower to remove some of the textures off the main part of the flower.

These collection are only available to people in the texture club. You can check out the texture club here: http://2lilowlstextureclub.com/ 

 

This is the Adventurer collection available to the texture club

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Beautiful Iris 2 http://2lilowls.com/beautiful-iris-2/ http://2lilowls.com/beautiful-iris-2/#comments Wed, 22 Apr 2015 13:40:13 +0000 http://2lilowls.com/?p=16445 Working on a few more of these beautiful Iris photos. On this photo I just used 1 texture, but it really adds just that little extra something that only a texture can do. This is why I love working with textures – to get just a little bit more from my photos. Original photo straight […]

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Working on a few more of these beautiful Iris photos. On this photo I just used 1 texture, but it really adds just that little extra something that only a texture can do. This is why I love working with textures – to get just a little bit more from my photos.

Original photo straight out of camera:

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I brought the photo into Lightroom and applied the Dreamy Matte preset 33 and cropped the photo to a square.

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Then I brought the photo into Photoshop and added the texture Cahoots 13 at 100% softlight. I also masked a tiny bit of the texture off the center of the flower.

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Beautiful Iris http://2lilowls.com/beautiful-iris/ http://2lilowls.com/beautiful-iris/#comments Tue, 21 Apr 2015 20:00:20 +0000 http://2lilowls.com/?p=16426 What is more beautiful than the spring flowers blooming. A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to get to photograph 20 million Daffodils and today I went on the hunt for the Iris.  I’m not sure how nature can create something so beautiful. The Iris is truly a work of art with all of the […]

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What is more beautiful than the spring flowers blooming. A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to get to photograph 20 million Daffodils and today I went on the hunt for the Iris.  I’m not sure how nature can create something so beautiful. The Iris is truly a work of art with all of the colors and textures they come in.

 

Here is the original photo I started with straight out of Camera:

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I took the photo into Lightroom and used Beautifully Luxe Lightroom preset 13 and cropped it into a square. This really made the color beautiful and enhanced the lighting.

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I then took the photo into Photoshop and added 2 textures:

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The textures I added:

Adornment 2 at 94% Softlight

Magnifique 25 at 62% Softlight

Both of these collections are hand painted canvas collections. I left the color toning that the Adornment texture added – warming up the photo slightly. I love the authenticity that a hand painted collection can add to your art.

 

 

 

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In search of spring trees http://2lilowls.com/in-search-of-spring-trees/ http://2lilowls.com/in-search-of-spring-trees/#comments Mon, 13 Apr 2015 20:44:11 +0000 http://2lilowls.com/?p=16400 I love when the seasons change. When we go from Winter to Spring and the trees begin to wake from their long slumber.  I recently went in search of the blossoms and was not disappointed. *Used Carousel Lightroom preset 23 on this collection to achieve a cohesive look. Find this collection here: http://2lilowls.com/carousel-lightroom-presets/     

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I love when the seasons change. When we go from Winter to Spring and the trees begin to wake from their long slumber.  I recently went in search of the blossoms and was not disappointed.

*Used Carousel Lightroom preset 23 on this collection to achieve a cohesive look. Find this collection here: http://2lilowls.com/carousel-lightroom-presets/

 

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Dreamy BW Daffodil Collection http://2lilowls.com/dreamy-bw-daffodil-collection/ http://2lilowls.com/dreamy-bw-daffodil-collection/#comments Mon, 13 Apr 2015 15:04:13 +0000 http://2lilowls.com/?p=16387 Yellow flowers make the most beautiful black and white photos I think. I took these a few weeks ago when the daffodils were in full bloom. I love going up to the gardens where these are. Twenty million of them all out and shinning at the same time through the forest and over the hills. […]

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Yellow flowers make the most beautiful black and white photos I think. I took these a few weeks ago when the daffodils were in full bloom. I love going up to the gardens where these are. Twenty million of them all out and shinning at the same time through the forest and over the hills. Such a site to behold.

*I used the Dreamy BW Lightroom Preset 1 on this entire collection to get this wonderful color. You can find them here: http://2lilowls.com/dreamy-blackwhite-lightroom-presets/

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