05 Oct 11. Picking up from yesterday, we now look at the Darigold Logo a bit more closely. Of course, what I'm sharing isn't quite the logo as you saw it in yesterday's image. For starters, the logo image I'm sharing today started out as its own close-up, so it hasn't actually been cut out of the cow shot. Then I did a few small adjustments to it that go as follows: after making a copy of the background layer, I selected just the letters and put them on their own layer, then I added a black stroke around the letters, then added a color overlay for a bit of color adjustment, then a bit of bevel & emboss followed by an outer glow and a drop shadow to complete that layer. Then followed a curves layer with mask to keep the curves adjustment limited to selected areas, and then another curves layer for further adjustment of the shadows and highlights. Those four layers were then flattened, a copy of the flattened layer made for removal of the mortar seams, and then a final layer was created for employing a creative filter called glow100. Then all that was flattened once again for the final image. A relatively easy manipulation but it took about an hour to get it just the way I wanted. Now you can go back to yesterday's image and compare the two logos. I like the manipulated one better and am planning on mailing it to Darigold to see how they like how I've adulterated their namesake. ISO 400; 1/1000 sec @ f / 5.6.