Cherry tree color resized 750

I think I like working on trees so much because, with patience, you can transform them into such a variety of abstract shapes and colors. The cherry tree outside of my front door was so beautiful that I had to take a photograph of it, at the bottom of the page. I feel that nature already made it perfect in its realistic form, so I wanted to try turning the photo into a light, airy composition that represented springtime and new growth. I really do enjoy the finished revamp, above.

The Picasa steps I used are listed below.

  • Boost
  • Glow
  • Tuning
  • Orton-ish
  • Fill light
  • Auto contrast
  • Auto Color
  • Saturation
  • Boost
  • Museum matte
  • Museum matte
  • Boost
  • Boost

Cherry tree original resized 750

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