by Milo A Smith
The Glengarry EncorePhoto Club meets weekly online during Covid. I was showing an early morning shot of a pair of dandelion fluff balls. Club member François Desjardins suggested I turn it into a shot resembling fireworks at night.
I put the puffball image into a lower layer in Photoshop, put in a black layer as the top layer and used Blend-If to bring the light pixels up through the black. I then made the image black and white to remove residual colour.
I then applied a Gradient Map to give the “fireworks” some colour but, of course, had to deal with the dark blue sky.
So, I did the layering trick again and brought the light pixels (yellow) up through the black top layer.
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