Bren Ryan is back to teach us how to edit autumn colours photography with Texture Effects 2! Check out how she gave this image a pop of color with this subtle, yet dramatic edit. Learn how she edited her beautiful autumn colours photography in just 5-10 minutes with this quick tutorial!

Final Edit Autumn Colours Photography Tutorial in Texture Effects 2

Sheffield Park Gardens

One of the best places to visit in the South-East of England for autumn colours photography is Sheffield Park Gardens in East Sussex.  The fall colours are breath-taking and very photogenic. However on this particular day in autumn, the sky was dismal, grey and a total wash-out. This is where Topaz Texture Effects 2 saved the day… and of course the photograph!

Autumn Colours Photography Before Topaz Texture Effects 2

Editing Autumn Colours Photography with Texture Effects 2

Step One

I wanted to enhance the redness of the image so to do this I added a texture with a red tint using the following settings:

Brightness 0.14

Saturation 0.23

Opacity 0.50

Blending Mode – Luminosity

Autumn Colours Photography Tutorial in Texture Effects 2

To this texture I added a Luminosity mask and used the following values

Range 0.38

Autumn Colours Photography Tutorial in Texture Effects 2

Step Two

My next task on this photograph was to attack the sky, so I added another texture and altered the values to the following:

Brightness -0.18

Detail 0.18

Saturation 0.80

Colour Strength 0.31

Colour 0.01

Opacity 0.76

Blending Mode – Inv Screen

Autumn Colours Photography Tutorial in Texture Effects 2

Again, I added a Luminosity Mask.  As I only wanted the Sky to be affected, I used the following values:

Luminosity 0.36

Range 0.59

Autumn Colours Photography Tutorial in Texture Effects 2

Step Three

My next task was to add a Basic Adjustment and I used the following values in this adjustment.

Brightness -0.11

Shadow -0.10

Clarity 0.18

Saturation -0.03

Temperature -0.10

Tint 0.12

Autumn Colours Photography Tutorial in Texture Effects 2

Again, I added a Luminosity Mask and used these settings:

Luminosity 0.20

Range 0.40

Autumn Colours Photography Tutorial in Texture Effects 2

Step Four

I then added a Split Tone to the image using these values:

Highlight Saturation 0.16

Highlight Hue 0.64

Shadow Saturation 0.04

Autumn Colours Photography Tutorial in Texture Effects 2

Step Five

The image needed darkening at the edges so I added an off centre Vignette with these settings:

Strength 0.50

Size 0.70

x -0.16

y 0.05

Autumn Colours Photography Tutorial in Texture Effects 2

Step Six

I wanted to darken the edges of the image further so I added an Edge Exposure Adjustment and darkened each edge with these values:

Exposure 0.03

Size 0.05

Transition 0.24

Autumn Colours Photography Tutorial in Texture Effects 2

Step 7

I wanted to create a light point in the sky, so to achieve this I used the Light Leak Adjustment. Then I moved the Light Leak to where I wanted it to be… To achieve the effect I wanted I used these settings:

Size 1.57

Edge Extension – Extend

Detail -0.50

Colour Strength 0.24

Colour 0.13

Opacity 0.24

Blending Mode – Pin Light

Autumn Colours Photography Tutorial in Texture Effects 2

I wanted to lower the effect of this so I added an enhancement layer by clicking on the + Enhance in the bottom right hand corner.  This created a clipping mask to the light leak layer. I selected my Light Leak image and using the following settings:

Size 1.10

Edge Extension – Extend

Detail 0.50

Opacity 0.50

Blending Mode – Overlay

Autumn Colours Photography Tutorial in Texture Effects 2

Topaz Texture Effects 2 gave me the perfect starting point to create my final image.  In fact, it was so quick and easy I completed the above steps in about 5-10 mins. 

Autumn Colours Photography After Topaz Texture Effects 2

After I achieved the effect I wanted, I saved my image by clicking OK and naturally I saved my settings as a Preset should I need to use them in the future!  Again Topaz Texture Effects imported my image back into Lightroom, where I did my final edits.

Final Edit Autumn Colours Photography Tutorial in Texture Effects 2

The versatility of Topaz Texture Effects 2 and its wonderful Luminosity Masking has cut down my workflow tremendously! In fact, it has taken me longer to do the screen caps and write this post than it did to process this image from start to finish.

About Bren Ryan

Bren Ryan is a middle aged wife, mother, and amateur photographer living in the South East of England in the United Kingdom. She is also the female half of RyanPhotography; a husband and wife duo who specialise in Landscape, Floral, and Architecture Photography. Photography for Bren is not just a hobby, it is a passion and there is nothing better than processing an image and playing around with image software and taking a photograph to a whole new dimension!

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