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Recently I visted the Butterfly Sanctuary near to where I live in Stratford Upon Avon, UK. By using various techniques, as detailed below, I created a very beautiful butterfly image.
Read this easy to follow tutorial and see if you too can create a similarly wonderful shot. Links to apps used in this tutorial is at the end of this article.
This is the original Image that I captured with a Skina macro lens at the Butterfly Sanctuary in Stratford upon Avon. This photograph was taken sideways so started with rotate in Snapseed.
I opened the image in Snapseed and selected Rotate.
This is how the image looked following rotation in Snapseed.
While still in Snapseed I used the ‘drama’ option to enhance the details of the image a little further. I moved the Filter Strength up to 45%. I then saved the image.
Next I opened Camera+ and selected ‘cross process’ at 70%. This option is a personal favourite of mine, I particularly like the ability to control the intensity of the effect. Though do find this will drain the image of colour.
Camera+ colour effects are also a current favourite of mine, particularly for my macro images.
This is how the image looked following the steps above with Camera+ colour effects.
Next I opened ScratchCam and selected more colour (both ‘scratches’ and ‘texture & border’ filters OFF). I then saved the image.
I then opened Lensflare and I selected the ‘scratched glass’ Lens Texture.
I also adjusted the Color Tint with the Texture Level moved to around 65%.
I then saved the image (take care to ensure the box is selected for [o] super high res on the bottom left).