Gorilla in tropical forest

I took the original photo below at Disney World. Although it was a great trip, this was another snapshot that was so boring I almost deleted it. It was perfect for my experiments with editing photos in Picasa to see if I could make them more interesting.

What a difference! After spending some time working on it, I really like the finished product. It now looks just like a children’s book illustration.

It did take a fair amount of time but it was a lot of fun. The steps I used are below.

  • Auto contrast
  • Tuning
  • Sharpen
  • Saturation
  • Soft focus
  • Orton-ish
  • Comic book
  • Crop
  • Drop shadow
  • And I removed an obtrusive branch in Paint

Gorilla in tropical forest original 700