‘Take a seat’ & Tutorial on ‘Before/After’

First, the image of the day. After this bracket, I think I still have another 4 or 5 brackets from the Cathedral left. I’m starting to try different things with my brackets… let loose you could say. I’ve been so preoccupied with what everyone else is thinking, that I haven’t been processing the images for myself. With this image, I just played around with the image. I teased it. I tweaked it. I really like what I did with it. As I did yesterday, here is a before/after of the image. What do you think?

Take a SeatTake a Seat

Canon 50D, Canon 10-22mm, 10mm, ISO 100, HDR, 9 Exposures

So, I know I was going to write a tutorial on how this is done, but I’ve found a site where they already did… it’s the creator’s site. Weird. Anyways, install a plug-in called ‘Before After’. If you have it installed, here are the usage instructions taken from Instruite:

  • Write the content of your post other than the images
  • Switch to ‘HTML-editor’ mode of the post editor area
  • Click ‘BeforeAfter’ button (This will start the ‘[before after]’ shortcode)
  • Add the photos to your post through the wordpress image/media uploader
  • At least 1 photo should be left align when you insert the images on your post
  • The ‘left-aligned’ photo is taken as before photo so please align your photos accordingly
  • After you have inserted the two images in the post Click ‘BeforeAfter’ button again to close ‘[/before after]’ shortcode.
  • You can add more content to your post after closing the ‘[/before after]’ shortcode
  • The content other than image information withing the ‘[before after]…[/before after]’ is ignored when the shortcode is executed, in other places like home page archive page the content will be shown as is in the post.

There are a couple of caviats to using this plug-in:

  • Presently this plugin can only show before after effect on single post/page
  • This plugin will show the effect only for 1 set of photos on single post/page

A couple things I haven’t figured out:

  1. I don’t know how to include a caption yet. If I find out, I’ll let you know ASAP!
  2. For some reason, it’s creating some sort of margin/padding to the top. You’ll notice the line extends past the top about 20px. Also, it’s cutting off about 20px of my images… so, if you figure that out, let me know. Otherwise, if I figure it out, I’ll let you know.

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January 20, 2011 - 7:55 am

Jesse Pafundi Dig the shot dude and the processing. Im a big fan of church interiors, so much texture! Thanks for the tut as well

January 20, 2011 - 8:51 am

James Blue on the chair cushions is pretty swiss.

January 20, 2011 - 10:41 am

Chris DeAngelis Awesome shot of the cathedral yet again! Thanks for the plug-in tutorial. When I finally get my blog up and running, I will definately have to use that!

January 20, 2011 - 11:55 am

Chris Wray Nice tutorial and associated links. You know me–I’m a sucker for church interiors and nifty tutorials. I can’t wait to get my 10-22mm lens! Very soon I hope.

January 20, 2011 - 9:18 pm

Chris @Jesse Pafundi – Thanks, Jesse. There is a lot of texture in churches. No problem on the tut.
@James – I thought it should sort of stand out, so I brought the color out a bit. I like it too.
@Chris DeAngelis – Hey, let me know when you get your blog up, Chris. Looking forward to that!
@Chris Wray – I thought you might like this one, Chris. 😛 That 10-22mm is going to blow your mind! Be prepared.

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