Creating an Autumn Scene in Photoshop

I’m not sure about you guys but I’ve found the Photoshop tutorials on the YouTube channel PIXimperfect super helpful. There is one tutorial that is only 1 minute long and shows how to make a picture look like it was taken during autumn. It’s really effective! I used the technique today on a couple of photos I took while we were in Savannah, Georgia a few years ago.

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It’s not 100% perfect (a couple of the leaves in the street sign picture turned cyan instead of yellow and I had to do some correction) but it’s a really quick and easy way to get started.

If you’re interested in using this method on any of your photos, you can find directions here:
www.youtube.com/channel/UCMrvLMUITAImCHMOhX88PYQ/videos

Of course, you could also go outside during October and take some real pictures of autumn colors like I did yesterday.

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Have a great weekend!

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Decorating for Autumn

I usually don’t put up autumn decorations (because I didn’t really have any), but this year I decided to change that.  I had a hard time figuring out how to decorate my mantel without going out and buying more things, but I think it turned out cute in the end.  How do you decorate for Halloween, Thanksgiving, or autumn in general?

 

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The pumpkin picture I took in 2012. The banner I bought at Target for a few dollars. Everything else was purchased at various places like Jo-Ann Fabrics and HomeGoods.

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Autumn Nature

It’s been a lovely autumn for us this year.  Sunny days and above average temperatures have allowed me to get outside and enjoy the colorful scenes.

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How have you been enjoying your autumn?

Freelensing

This is a little embarrassing, but I just read about freelensing for the first time a few days ago. Freelens is when you disconnect your lens from your camera and then hold the lens up to your camera at an angle.  It can create really interesting images.  I still need a lot of practice, but here are the images I took around my yard.

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If you’ve taken freelens pictures, what do you think of this technique?  Do you have any tricks or tips?

On a side note, I’m really loving all these fall colors!