Thursday, October 20, 2011

Good to Wow Edit: Pumpkins 10.15.11

The time has come to edit my pumpkin pictures for the Good to Wow Challenge. This week I used white balance settings other than auto to capture my SOOC shots. I was very impressed with how they turned out and when I went to edit them there wasn't a clear need for editing. I wanted to try split toning as Ashley had suggested on her post, but I just didn't have the right kind of highlights and shadows. So I decided to keep the shots SOOC and make a collage. I have been wanting to give one a try for a while and I thought this was the perfect time.

To do so, I went to Click it Up a Notch and found an old post where Courtney links to free Photoshop and Lightroom collage templates. I decided to use Lightroom for this as my trial for Photoshop is quickly approaching its end and I already have the full version of Lightroom. The link Courtney provides is to a great assortment of templates and an easy to follow tutorial of how to use them - it can be found here. I followed the tutorial, added my SOOC pumpkin shots (with the exception of one as it just did not fit so I used a shot I did for Shades of Autumn), added a quote to the empty box in Photoshop and ta-da! A collage was created. I like the simplicity of it for my first attempt and I love seeing all of the shots together. I would love to add borders around each image in the collage. Is that possible in Lightroom? Regardless, I am proud of how this turned out. I think it is fun and a great capture of this time of year.

I would love to hear your thoughts. How do you do collages? Do you know how to add borders? Any freebies to share :o)? Thank you for stopping by!

Linking up with Good to Wow: Edit. Check out the amazing before and afters! 


  1. Great collage and lovely shots!

    You can add borders to photos in LR. I know of two methods. The easiest is in print module changing the two sliders of photo border and inner stroke (you can even change the colors of those two things.)

    The other way I know of is the add an "identity plate" and render on every image and choose an image as the the identity plate that is a frame.

    There may be other simpler options :)

  2. I really like your collage - I typically do mine in PS, but I'm ready to give it a try in LR.

  3. I love what you did here Emily.
    So perfect for the season!
    Have a great weekend!

  4. Great scenes from the pumpkin patch!

  5. I have to try this also in LR, haven't before. I do my collages in PS. Thank you for the tip.


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