and here is the histogram for it, sorry I didn't have the rest of the info..I wasn't thinking ;)
I first used one of Ashley's steps and duplicated the later and ran a High Pass filter on it and did a soft light overlay to give it a little pop. Then, I wanted the shadows on the antlers and the treeline in the back to be darker..kind've as to 'black out' the skull completely leaving just a silhouette. So I did a levels adjustment layer and moved the middle bar 0.68 towards the right. Here is my screenshot:
Next I played with Selective Coloring. I made the following adjustments: Cyan +51, Yellows +60, Reds +42 and Neutrals +16 (to add a tad more darkness) and that gave me this result, my first edit:
Next I just ran Christabelle's "Aged" action and came out with this:
And then my last edit (starting where I left off at the first) I ran Christabelle's "Soft Blue" action which gave me this very cool effect:
I hope you liked what I did! Can't wait to see yours! Here they all three all together (the edits) for comparison!
To see more or link up yourself go here!
I am also entering this into the Before and After link up over at the Pixel Perfect blog:
And over at Click it Up a Notch--I learned that simple edits go a LONG way. And using Ashley's tips and tricks I learned a few new things about high pass layers and using ACR to it's best advantage!
And at Lois' Life...Thankful Thursdays..I am thankful for such great bloggy friends who share so much knowledge and info on how to achieve ideal photos! :D
And not to annoy you but while I have your attention again, one of my photos placed in the TOP 5 over at Allie Reid's blog. So if you would PLEASE go to her blog by clicking HERE and voting for me on the opll at the very top of the page! THANKS. (To see my entry go HERE)