I started using Apple’s Aperature software a few months ago and it has changed my life. I heart Aperature. It’s beautiful, it’s simple, it’s Apple, it makes sense and it speeds up my workflow by about 358%. So I thought I’d share a little before and after using both Aperature and some Photoshop actions.
Here is the before. Shep was jumping on my bed and of course being his Mommy I thought it was the cutest thing I’d ever seen.
I did decide that I wanted to make it cuter, so here are the steps I took in Aperature and a screen shot. Using Aperature, I –Moved over the edges slider Warmed the white balance up Increased the contrast Moved over the definition slider Used the standard monocrome mixer Added .9 of sepia and a vignette
First from the TRA’s I usedYin/Yang – Yang at a low opacity on his face Select-o-sharp on his eyes I then used an action I made myself which combines Smooth-o-matic from the TRA’s and KDP Magic Sharp from the Kubotas.
And voila! Here’s what I ended up with –