This is one of my favorite photo fixes because it really brings back vivid memories of my very exciting first trip overseas.
It starts with a scanned photo of Cat Street in Hong Kong.
I tried my usual initial fix of cropping and auto contrast, but all that did was highlight the weird green area that runs through the center of the picture:
I was eventually able to make an attractive sepia version, but it took some creativity and a lot of steps:
- Auto contrast
And finally, I added a frame. I combined the drop shadow and museum matte frames, then used the vignette option to make the frame more mellow looking:
I like that version a lot.
To make a black and white version, I selected B&W, added auto-contrast and saved it, below. I tend to like the sepia photo better because the very subtle lavender, red and green colors combine to give the image more interest than just gray tones.
I will add this photo to both my sepia and black and white photo collections.