Anyway, here is the original image:
I loved the blue sky and the composition, but I decided to change it up a bit.
Here is my edited version:
I've really been enjoying looking at single images that are broken up onto multiple canvases. So I did that with this image.
But first, here are the steps that I took to achieve this look:
I opened the picture in ACR and adjusted the color sliders. I pushed the top slider toward yellow and the bottom slider toward green to achieve the turquoise background. I bumped up the contrast and the blacks and then increased the saturation just a tad.
Then I opened the picture in PSE9 and ran Everyday Elements action for curves. I increased the blacks even further to get more contrast. Then I ran two actions-Boost and Lovely and Ethereal from the Pioneer Woman.
Once I was satisfied with the color, I added a texture from Kim Klassen-Scripted Autumn. I changed it to Hard Light Blending mode and selectively removed parts of the texture from the ferris wheel and sign using a soft brush at 30% opacity. I then reduced the overall opacity of the texture to 40%.
And last but not least, Courtney from Click it Up a Notch, shared some places to get free storyboards last night. I can never resist a free storyboard, so I checked them out. I found the one above from Skinned Knees and love it. Adding the picture onto the multiple layers is a one-step process, which is awesome! Make sure to check out these storyboards.
Enjoy your week!