Before & After – Rodeo

By | 2017-12-05T10:13:01+00:00 July 6th, 2009|2 Comments

3684886402_c84207400f_oThis “Before & After” is a simple cross-processed image with a little bit of Photoshop layer styles added to give it a white border. Above is the finished version … here’s the straight-out-of-camera RAW image:


I did some white-balance and tonal adjustments in Adobe Lightroom, and also added a cross-processed effect using the “Split Toning” panel. The adjustments are visible in the image below:


I then brought the photo into Photoshop and added a Black & White adjustment layer with the blend-mode set to “overlay” (I clipped it to the main image so it wouldn’t affect the layer style). The layer style is a stroke using a pattern (one of the white paper patterns), then I added a simple drop shadow to give it some depth.


About the Author:

Nicole S. Young is a professional photographer and published author whose love of photography and teaching has grown into an online business where she creates training materials and resources for other photographers. Nicole is best known for her books on food photography, but is widely versed in a variety of photographic genres, including landscape, travel, lifestyle, and even underwater photography. You can learn more about Nicole's work on her website,


  1. Nicci K July 6, 2009 at 10:24 am - Reply

    This is the type of stuff I love to see. Thanks for sharing Niki!

  2. […] Nicole Young war schon in einer der letzten Weekly News vertreten mit einem anderen Before & After Artikel von ihrem Blog. Dieses Mal geht es um ein Rodeo Plakat. Ich weiß das es unwahrscheinlich ist, soetwas in Deutschland zu finden, aber das ein oder andere Plakat klebt ja nun auch hier.  Before & After – Rodeo « Nicolesy Photography: Blog. […]

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