Nature Park Fence Post; 1/27/13, 1:00 p.m.; Rexburg, ID; f/6.3; 1/400; Nikon D5100
White Balsa Wood Flower; 1/27/13, 12:00 p.m.; Rexburg, ID; f/5.6 ; 1/80 ; Nikon D5100
For the image of the fence post I first added two “Multiply” Adjustment Layers and reducing the opacity of each to 50% and 20%, respectively. I then painted black over the top right and bottom right corners of the second layer to eliminate that adjustment from the corners. I then followed the instructions on how to add burned edges from CI#30.5. I added a blank layer, used the Rectangular Marquee tool to select the area of the image I wanted to add the border, filled it with black, and then added a Gaussian Blur to it and reduced the opacity to 50%. Finally, I added a Levels Adjustment Layer and moved the black arrow on the histogram to the right to add contrast and the grey and white arrows slightly to the left.
For the flowers, I did some levels adjusting with an adjustment layer and then copied the Background image and converted for Smart Filters. I added Distort-Ocean Ripple and increased the ripple size to 11 and magnitude to 12. I then used the black brush to clear the filter around the center flower. I finished by adding a burned edge.