Listen to the crackle of the colourful carpet underfoot.. Leaves of flaming red and dusky pinks, right through to vibrant oranges and yellows. Mother Nature at her colourful best….Livonne
As I’ve mentioned previously, we’re having an extended Summer at the moment and I’m not enjoying it. I’m longing for the cooler days of Autumn. The leaves are starting to change colours and hopefully the weather will cool and I can enjoy my favourite season of the year.
I did this photoshoot quite a while ago and have only processed a few of the photos from it. I love the vibrant yellows against the bright blue of Majella’s eyes. With my longing for Autumn, I decided to give Mother Nature a hint that I want my colourful season here… hopefully she’ll listen.
I didn’t have any photos of falling Autumn leaves in my backlog of photos so I went to my sneaky little secret. Pixelsquid! It is a free plug in for Photoshop and is brilliant. It places objects straight into PS and the objects can be rotated 360 degrees. Don’t like the way a leaf is laying, rotate it until the angle is perfect. Don’t like the way a dinosaur is standing, turn him upside down and lay him on his back.
It’s hard to explain, but try to find a video of it on Youtube and see what you think. Personally I love it. I don’t use it a lot because I try to use my own stock photos, however dinosaurs and unicorns are hard to find nowadays, so it’s great when you need something you don’t have easy access to.
The colours of the leaves didn’t go with the rest of the photo so I added a colour gradient and used a clipping mask to apply it only to the leaves and not the rest of the photo. I will attempt to get a video up soon on how to use Pixel Squid in Photoshop. I’m sure you’ll have a ball with it..