Friday, December 2, 2011

Experimenting with RadLab

In Photo Art Friday, the theme is to work with a tool, method or style that we have been wanting to try. I have been seeing some buzz around about RadLab and I wanted to give it a try. I downloaded the free 30-day trial and discovered that the tool has a nice interface allowing you to see the results of different filters on your image, with different options on how to display the filter results. The tool has a nice plug-in for Photoshop or Photoshop Elements, which allows you to add a RadLab layer, with your filter selections. You can set the opacity for your RadLab layer just like you can any layer. I was excited to see the number of filters you can choose from, some affect color, some affect sharpness, some are different variations of monochrome. It is similar in a way to the things you can do with Adobe Lightroom pre-sets. I'm not sure if you can create your own RadLab filters the way you can create your own Lightroom pre-sets, but I found it to be very powerful and convenient.

In my image below, I played around with several RadLab filters and topped it off with the Pixel Dust, "pdpa Linen Blind" texture. I LOVE this texture!! Thank you Bonnie for sharing it!

Dill in a Bottle With Artistic Liberties


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12 comments:

Evelyn S. said...

Oh....this is so striking! When I read that you uses "several" RadLab filters, I was inspired to try that, too. Generally, I stick with two. The addition of the PDPA texture is perfect.

Ida said...

Fabulous! Love the monochromatic look and the texture work is perfect.

Nadege, said...

Radlab sounds so interesting.

I love the effect of the texture on the image, I feel that the bottle stands out a little too strongly to the detriment of the gorgeous little flowers.

lisa said...

Linda, this is GORGEOUS!
I love the simplicty, and those beautiful tones.

deborah said...

Outstanding Linda . . . and makes me more and more curious about Redlab!

CameraCruise said...

Beautiful, love it!
Have a great weekend.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Loving this Linda. Well done!

PS -- I added your blog to my Free Textures tab. :)

Pat said...

Wonderful work!

Kim Stevens said...

Oh my goodness this is exquisite! Really love this!

johanna said...

this looks highly impressive!!

kareninkenai said...

beautiful; love the tone-on-tone affect and really great texture processing. thank you (visiting from PAF)

Bonnie said...

How lovely! I appreciate your light touch with the processing and texture. Thank you for sharing with Photo Art Friday Linda!