Inspected house made more beautiful

Blah to beautiful with Photoshop!

How I Did It

Pictures copyright 2012 Russel Ray Photos

I always like it when my home inspection Clients are satisfied with the home inspections I do for them.

Occasionally, though, a Client will call with a different matter.

I include pictures in my reports, usually of problems and problem areas. However, on the front page of the report is a picture of the front of the property that I inspected. Here is the picture from an inspection earlier this week:

Inspected house

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Yep. It’s a picture of a house, specifically a manufactured home. A pretty blasé picture.

Now that my Photographic Art venture is viable, I decided that I should start including a Photographic Art picture of the home. I decided to replace the cloudy sky with a more beautiful sky, and bring some contrast and depth to the home and the plants. When I finished, I had this:

Inspected house made more beautiful

Pictures copyright 2012 Russel Ray Photos

My Client called to ask me where I got the picture. I told him that I took a picture at the inspection, and since the picture was pretty blah, I used Photoshop to make it more beautiful. He was amazed. I pointed him to my Photographic Art Catalog, so who knows where this might lead somewhere down the road. Maybe he’ll buy billions and billions and billions of my work!

Tomorrow, just for my wonderful readers, I’ll be posting a tutorial on how to not only replace skies, but how to easily select detail like you find in those pine trees, a technique that works with anything that has a rough outline, like hair on a person’s head, cat and dog hair, etc. So be sure to tune in tomorrow, same bat time, same bat channel (smile if you grew up watching Batman!).

Pictures copyright 2012 Russel Ray Photos

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16 thoughts on “Blah to beautiful with Photoshop!

  1. Gede Prama

    Thank you friend for sharing this article quite interesting, hopefully we all get real happiness yamg rays began to warm our hearts and make the heart glad, when we can share it with sincere to each other. Affectionate greetings from Gede Prama 🙂 🙂


  2. Boomdeeadda

    LOL, same Bat time, same Bat channel…I totally remember that. I grew up with 3 brothers and we all loved that show. Especially how the fights had BOOM, POW, SOCK, WAM splatted across the screen like the comics. Apparently, Adam West was a real playboy too…no wonder, he was kinda cute hey? Anywho, ya ya, I’m liking what you did there. Everyday is a sunny day no matter what 😀


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