Aug 042010

ISO 80; f/2.8; 1/500; 7.7mm (Canon Powershot SD950 IS)

I mostly followed Doris’ instructions on how to make a frame…  Since I used a black frame and the blog currently has a black background, you should enlarge if you really want to see it.

Post processing consisted of cropping, adding vibrancy to the rasberries and removing some of the saturation from the greenery, and added some vignette.  All that was done in Aperture.  I then sent it to PSE to be framed.

These berries were found on “Blueberry Hill.”

  13 Responses to “Experiment: Rasberries in Frame”

  1. I love the simplicity of the frame you created. Were the berries any good?

    • I don’t know! I don’t care for raspberries. I wanted the blueberries… and they were too small to enjoy. Not a good berry day… but great memories that we’ll laugh about for a long time.

  2. Wow, those look tart and good! The color adjustment worked well and your framing is right on!! Way to go!!

  3. great berryshot and the frame lifts it even more

  4. Your frame is great. Great image of the berries, also. Always a summertime favorite.

  5. I love your “Rasberry Hill”! :) The desaturation of the greens really bring out the reds in the rasberries, great frame too!

  6. LOL. You found your raspberries on Blueberry HIll. :) Did you brush away the saturation? I have Aperture 3 and will be the rest of my natural life learning to use it. It tends to be somewhat buggy on my computer. :(

    • Hi Eleanor… yes it should be rechristened “Rasberry Hill” — I brushed in the vibrancy but I used the COLOR adjustments to reduce the green saturation. I just moved the saturation bar for the GREEN color. Normally I play around with this area a bit more… but it did what I wanted right off. You can move the RANGE bar to show just how much affect it should have. I think you can spend a lifetime with just that one feature!

      Have you loaded the free extra presets yet?

      I do think this program is a little buggy. Sometimes it hangs and I have to do a Force Quit. Is that the problem you are experiencing?

      • That’s one of the problems. Also, when I want to import something I have to hit import a couple times before the items show up in the menu. There’s a couple other minor annoyances but they don’t come to mind at the moment. I forgot about the saturation slider. I’m still trying to get my brain out of using layers. Lol. I’m running a 15″ MBP with a 2.4 ghz processor and 4 Gbs of RAM. Someone pointed out to me if my hard drive ran at 7200rpm, Aperture would work better but I’m out of luck on that score.

        I love their prsets, especially because you can adjust further if you want. I use their auto enhance frequently. Tho I wonder if part of that just comes from inexperience. I’ve used Curves a few times but really have to admit ignorance concerning it.

        • I took the free course on Aperture offered by Creative Live… in that class he said the Auto Preset is the best “auto” he’s ever seen. Whereas in PSE he recommends not to use it… for Aperture he thinks it should always be used.

          Are you downloading your photos directly into Aperture? But still needing to import pre-aperture photos? I guess I should ask… when are you using import?

          Which Mac do you have?

          • I took that course too. He was good. Now i follow Scott on Twitter I have a 2008 15″ MBP, 2.4 Ghz processor, 4 Gbs of RAM, 5200 RPM, 250Gb HD. Mostly I just import directly. I’ve had several iPhoto libraries but when I went to import one into Aperture, it imported ALL of them. LOL. Aperture does not handle PSD files, so I still keep an iPhoto library just for those projects and one also for scrapbooking kits.

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