I uploaded a photograph I took of the Nelson cathedral with my DLSR.
First, I checked the image size at 200dpi. The resulting size would still deliver a good quality print at A2 size (42 x 59.4 cm).
I then saved a copy for web use, which decreases the size for faster loading of images.
After basic corrections in Photoshop 2022, such as straightening, I played around with layers and the new selection tool for sky selection.
- Layer with gradient
- Black and White adjustment layer
- adjust the green slider to bring contrast to plants
- select>sky, invert mask
- mask blending mode set to multiply and adjust the slider until the foreground and sky are seperate
- tint the black and white foreground with an orange
Some of the designs I found work with silhouettes, so I tried to achieve a similar look using the above methods: