Creating many different looks from one image.
Sometimes I get a very strong feeling about an image, that it should be cropped just so, it should be color/b&w/sepia, it should have a border effect etc. In those instances I am brave, strong, courageous and decisive. Other times I can’t make up my mind to save my life, with endless fields of possibility streaming out. Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t…..oooh, that was lame. Anyway, those are the times I am content to play around with all the various and sundry toys in my box.
Some of my favorite toys are Photoshop Actions and Lightroom Presets. They’re quick and easy ways to manipulate images, and if you don’t like something, just drag and drop a layer into the trash or hit the ‘undo’ button. You can also use them as a foundation and then make small adjustments to your liking.[…]