Here is a quick post,
I thought id post a before and after.
The Image on the left is straight out of the camera, and the right image is the finished article.
I am posting this not to show any tricks but to explain as i am taking an image, the image on the right is what i saw in my mind and so i work towards creating that. I do not use any cheap presets or gimmicks. Take your time and create an image that you are proud of, not from just clicking a button.
Photoshop can do many things, but it can not make a bad image great, only a great image better!
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