A week or two ago I got an email from Jane Grates from sleeklens.com regarding a review for the “Through the Woods” brushes for Lightroom and Photoshop.
Although I am not a number one fan of brushes I love doing these reviews and checking out the different options available when retouching images. I usually use Lightroom for the basic adjustments like contrast, saturation and all the other lovely sliders available in the develop panel. I must admit that I am impressed with these brushes available and if you are into some surreal landscapes and creating some more to the creative side, you will enjoy these.
All my landscape and architectural images are processed using from 1 to 7 differently exposed images, depending on what the scene requires. So what was I going to be looking for in the brushes.
So lets kick off with number one.
Below are just a few images showing the effect of some of the brushes and the end result. This was done from a single RAW image in Lightroom with only and exposure brush used to add some light to the foreground. I simply used the brushes to show what they do.
All in all I like these. When I get the chance and time I enjoy playing with images to see the different effects and results. You learn a helluva lot doing this.
The whole retouching process took me around 10 minutes.
Thanks Jane for the opportunity.
Here are the links to what you need.
PS – They also have some portrait options available which look really promising.