Eleduo - student project

I found this beautiful stock image of an elephant, I really wanted an image that had a lot of texture.

Eleduo - image 1 - student project


I then just did some basic edits in Camera Raw, I deepened the shadows, brought down the highlights, increased the contrast and then just added a lot of clarity to really define the texture.

Eleduo - image 2 - student project


Finally, I added a gradient map, played around with which colors worked best and then added some text with the two gradient colors I chose. I went with very cool colors the warmer tones really didn't work well with the texture in this image.

Eleduo - image 3 - student project