Guess I’m on a roll today! More photos taken in March. This is the Cascalote Bush in blossom.
I ran this through Topaz deJpeg, then Topaz Adjust Detail. Back in Aperture, I adjusted the red hue. Then I tried out the new Topaz Lens Effect again… although the background was already a Bokeh, it wasn’t as smooth as I’d like it, so I used the “Bokeh – Selective” to mask the areas that I want to have the Bokeh affect. I’ll admit it took me a few tries to get it right, but I learned a lot about the tool in the process. Finally, I went off to PSE 9 to use layers to create the frame.