Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Stained glass/ Sepia Scenes

Old church window in Olcott, New York

Using Photoshop Elements, I played with this photo in layers. I left Layer 1 in colour and changed layer 2 to sepia, then erased the sepia in the window to reveal the blue glass.

  To view other Sepia Scenes visit MaryT, theTeach at http://sepiascenes.blogspot.com

34 comments:

B SQUARED said...

My gosh! You are like a chemist with your photoshopping. I'm going to have to learn this stuff some day.

Hilda said...

Very effective treatment for this stained glass window. Love it!

Gunn White said...

It looks pretty!:-)

George said...

I really like what you've done with this photo! It's absolutely gorgeous.

lizziviggi said...

Very pretty! You really made the blue glass pop.

barb said...

Oh, I love it! Now I'll have to play with that technique!

Carletta said...

This is one of my favorite photoediting effects.
Nice subject choice for the effect.
Well done!

Day4plus said...

Boy, EG, that is so beautiful. I will have to invest in Photoshop I guess. I love it. MB

amatamari© said...

Is an amazing beauty!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful EG.... I'd love to see a photo of that window from inside the church when the sun is JUST right... Wow!!!!

Great picture.
Hugs,
Betsy

Craver Vii said...

What a marvelous effect! Coincidentally, I posted something today that mixes color with b&w. I used Google's Picasa. Anyway, this editing of yours works so perfectly with stained glass!

Dagrun said...

Beautiful texture and very good work.

Jacob said...

Oh boy, this is great. Good job! I shall check with you when I need Photoshop help, for sure!

Beautiful, EG. Love the photo!

Patti said...

Gorgeous! i love how you were able to regain the blue stained glass.

Just so pretty ;-)

Antjas said...

Too cool!! I can't get past layer #1 in Photoshop even with the Dummy book.

Betty said...

Thank you for the visit to my blog.I really like your rendition of the church window it is lovely. I would like to have dinner on the ferry in the post below this one it would be so soothing.

Marice said...

such a creation! u did great on this one!


mine is up too

Eamon said...

I still haven't tried the selective colouring thing - soon!

Jennifer said...

That is beautiful!

Ralph said...

This church is beautiful, the brick details so impressive. But this window, wow! The pale blue seems to evoke heaven, the sepia toned down the architecture to let the natural topaz tint draw our eyes up. A wonderful edit and post!

Tom said...

Stunningly displayed....

Carolyn Ford said...

The colored stained glass against the sepia is gorgeous! Now I am motivated to do some reading and practicing with layers in Photoshop! So much to learn but the rewards are right before your eyes and happy smiles!

Annie said...

Wow. Gasp. AH!! Fill in the blanks. I felt it all. Gorgeous.

Becky and Gary said...

Excellant EG. Such wonderful photos you send us!
B.

PERBS said...

WoW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

magiceye said...

wonderful work!
a masterpiece!

antigoni said...

Awesome photo!

Judy said...

Mary, I love the effect!!! I am always surprised when I visit you!!

kaye said...

and the results are wonderful. If you want to wander down my road I’m home.

Heidi said...

Beautiful!!!! I love the things you can do with photo shop! I'd love it even more if I could figure out how to do it. The brick almost looks like that is it's natural color.
If you'd like to stop by my blog I'm at Cake Crumbs.

karenin said...

Perfectly done, thanks for sharing on how you did this. Great work. Mine is over at my page, my first though.

Hannah said...

Very cool! I'd love to learn that technique. You highlighted the stained glass window subtly and beautifully.

Thank you for your visit. :) I'm a fan!

Country Girl said...

Oh yeah, now that's pretty cool!

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

Well processed! Love the idea of cutting out the blue window.

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