by Robyn Aber

The digital photo-realist artist  Bert Monroy claims that he repurposes his ‘bad’ photos by compositing them using creative techniques. Inspired by this, I decided to try his approach (without his expertise, of course…).

The before shown below is a very bad shot with a low res point & shoot from an alleyway in Barcelona.


The after used aspects from Topaz Clarity for both contrast and HSL adjustments, then I composited in a photo I took of clouds that had been worked on in Clarity, and also one of my moon archive shots. Did a little Topaz Adjust magic and for the icing added a bit of glow using Topaz Star Fx.

Voila. Day to Night in Barcelona – Before & After. It still isn’t a Bert Monroy, but some of us can only dream…


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