SUMMARY: So I decided to experiment with Photoshop Elements--
--the tool that is now on version 11 or so and that i've been using since about version 2.
You know how when you first get a creative tool, you play around with everything to see what it does? Well, I wanted to get back to that mindset for a little while here, because one forgets (plus they keep adding features, go figure).
Just saving some of the fun I had.
|I started with the RAW file, which was similar to the JPEG, and did the normal tweaks to get it to look better and normal.|
|This is playing with the Levels curve, sliding midtones pretty much all the way to the left. ||Also I converted it to black & white and played with the various possible B&W filters/settings to get something that appealed to me (this is based on the Newspaper setting.|
Mwah hah hah haaaaaa... Discovered what fun the Transform tool can be!
|And the Recompose tool!|
Holy Magic Extraction Tool, Batman! How did I miss that this awesome tool existed? Love love love how simple it was to extract part of the photo!