Today I have been working on taking one photo and applying various effects. Photoshop allows me to apply various effects to a photo and then to raise or lower the amount of the effect. What is so interesting about this is that a photo can end up looking VERY different from the original shot. I think a lot of us are used to seeing color and black/white effects. However, there are literally hundreds of effects to apply to a photograph and thousands of looks that can be achieved based on how much or little of this effect is applied. I worked on a photo of my friend and her daughter today. The first photo shows regular editing, the second shows a version of black/white (it is more of a chocolate filter), the third is a combination of 2 color brightening filters and the last shows a muted, softened effect. I love seeing how the different effects change the look of the photo without changing the subjects. ...and I'm still working on before/afters so I posted another of those as well. You can see that I've applied various effects to the original photo in the "after" version.