I have been continuing my experimentation with Color Efex. Today I went a bit further wanting to tone a whole image through the plugin. I experimented with an image that I processed through HDR Efex. Using HDR Efex you are able to make subtle color adjustments but only in relation to contrast, and colour temperature.
I processed the image as I would any normal HDR. I wanted to create a bright saturated image that would pull your eye in through the brightness in the centre that is strongly contrasted against a darker tone on the outside. I wanted the colours to have a natural surrealism.
I used dynamic contrast, cross processing with levels and curves.
The image looks nice the only difference I would make is to lighten the central stem some more.
What do you think? Have you ever used Color Efex, what’s you opinion of the plugin. You can let me know using the comment box below.