AB Forum Friday. Truck Editing Challenge.

For this week’s After Before Friday Forum, the group edited a great shot taken by Emilio Pasquale.

trucks by emilosmTo get the look below, I did the following steps in Photoshop CS5:

  • Made a black and white layer.
    • Erased out the yellow truck.
  • Desaturated the color layer about 30-40 percent.
  • Merged the two layers together.
  • Applied the HDR effect.
  • Turned down the details to make it softer looking.
  • Turned up the strength which also made it look more dreamy.
  • Turned down the curves for more contrast.

trucks by emilo edit small


To check out what others did to Emilio’s photograph, click on Stacy’s site, Visual Venturing.


20 thoughts on “AB Forum Friday. Truck Editing Challenge.

  1. Hey, Michelle, such a fun, creative approach you took! Dreamy is the perfect adjective for what you chose to do. And I like that you kept the yellow of the main truck. Really keeps the picture alive. I’m so glad you were able to find the time in your hectic week to participate!

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  2. Really creative, I had no idea how you achieved it, and still not quite sure but it was a completely original take on the image. Great job 🙂

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