Cabbage Patch - created by still26


Cabbage Patch
Favs: 0SBS: 1Hi-resRank: 1/4Score: 61.2% (35)2382 views
  • Camera: SONY
  • Camera model: ILCE-6300
  • Exposure time: 1/100
  • Aperture: f/7.1
  • ISO: 200

Please view this in high resolution to see the effect clearly.

Post processing involved Picassa photo storage software, free download, available from Uncle Google.

The process:

1. Crop photo.

2. Pencil sketch available in Picassa.

3. Worked with tones, shadows, highlights lever.

4. Added saturation because pencil software render it b/w only.


My Goal for using this technique was to highlight the veins and lines in the cabbage patch.

Original photo is in SBS as per contest rules.


(2 years and 23 days ago)

avatar skyangel
skyangel says:

Very nicely done. The pencil sketch is subtle and highlights the veins beautifully. You also brightened the highlights well. The end result has a lot more light than the original.
Not sure what you mean by adding saturation to the pencil sketch?
Adding saturation to a black and white image doesn't make it coloured.

A suggestion for improvement....
Select highlights only and feather the selection by about 30-50 pixels. Copy it and paste on a new layer. Then change the blend mode to soft light. You can then change transparency to suit your taste. That should add another lighting effect to make it look like some sunlight is shining on the cabbage patch. Try it and see what you think.

author says:

Hi, in the pencil mode the image is only b/w but when I used the "saturation boost" button the colour flooded back in so the green came back.

I'm not sure I understand how to "feather the selection", how do you do that? You do know that I am photoshop challenged.

Thank you.

(2 years and 23 days ago)


skyangel says:

When you open photoshop, there is a box at the top labelled feather. Just type the amount of pixels into that box and any selection tool will automatically select a feathered edge. Remember to change it back to zero when you want sharp edge selections.
This video will show you what I am talking about.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=og2frHOjpnA

I will just take your word for it re the saturation boost. I don't have Picassa so I have no clue how it works.

(2 years and 23 days ago)


author says:

thank you ...I've bookmarked that link but am wondering if dodge and burn would do the same thing?

skyangel says:

It most likely would but it would take a lot longer than just adding a soft light layer.

(2 years and 22 days ago)


avatar skyangel
skyangel says:

Congratulations on scooping the pool. Well done.

author says:

Thank you

(2 years and 16 days ago)


avatar photonut
photonut says:

Congrats for 1,2 and 3

author says:

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Thanks





(2 years and 15 days ago)


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