On Libby’s blog I read about a new update for Corel AfterShot Pro, a commercial raw editor formerly known as ‘Bibble Pro’. Like her, I have it, but I don’t use it very often. Still I was thankful for the hint, and downloaded the update today (from the US Corel site; it didn’t yet arrive on the German one).
It can do things which other raw editors can’t. It lets you create and work in layers for example. And since I lately had a photo with which I wasn’t 100% happy yet (too uncareful with about everything), I decided to give it a try.
So here is yesterday’s version, converted with both the Olympus Viewer 2, and then the RawTherapee 4 software:
And here is the version I made right now with using layers in Corel AfterShot Pro:
Both aren’t perfect because the picture wasn’t right from the start. Plus I have to learn how to make a perfect ‘clipping channel’, as Kirk Tuck calls them. But it surely is fun to work with if you need it, and it’s great to be able to selectively darken only the background, or to use brushes. Cool.
Thanks for reading.