Taking an excellent picture is so hard, expect when you're using Photoshop. Most online photographers find an easy way out with their pictures by Photoshopping them. It not only saves time and effort, but it gives you great results as well. So is Photoshop a boon or a curse? Depends on how you see this post.
Peter Stewart, who is a well-known photographer has millions of views on his pages due to his beautiful photography. He took some sample pictures and posted the before and after Photoshop take on it. So you can finally tell the difference between an ok-ok photo and an excellent photo with the help of Photoshopped tools.
Via Peter Stewart
HDR bracketing was blended in manually.
Brightness was also increased in order to increase the fine detail.
And then colors were adjusted using Color Efex Pro.
Sun rays were given using Photoshop.
Along with color effects given by Color Efex Pro.
Sky adjustments were performed using Photoshop.
Nik Color Efex used to adjust colors on the image.
Color adjustments done by Nik Color Efex Pro.
Then the image was blended into a frame with added sun glow.