This is going to be a Start to Finish video in the Develop Persona of Affinity Photo. When I originally took this photo the leaf was backlit with lovely colours and tones in the distance. However, when I downloaded the actual mage it lacked lighting and did not do justice to the wonderful colours and tones in the background.

The video has chapters making it easier to find the part you need.

00:00 – First Marker

00:39 – White Balance

01:55 – Overlay Gradient Tool

04:23 – Detail Refinement

05:36 – Clarity

06:17 – Darkening the branch 

07:34 – Overlay Erase tool

08:00 – Crop tool

09:09 – Add Brush Overlay

09:45 – Adding to the lighting

10:30 – Adjusting Overlays 

11:43 – Output Raw Layer

Full workflow Develop Persona Click Here

Before and After   click to view

Finished image  click to view