- #1637977FruitBuns August 22, 2017 at 10:01 pm
I’m putting this up to perhaps provoke some discussion. I’m working on a talk to give to my Probus club on Photoshop. I’m going to be using a picture I took on the Trans Coastal.
This is the RAW image that was taken by the camera.
This is the jpg image as processed by the camera.
This is my first processing of the RAW image probably using Elements 10.
This is the final processing of the RAW image using Elements 13.
Fingers crossed that my editing has put the text and images where I want them.#1637983doogie August 23, 2017 at 5:36 am
Using you image from raw I have done the following in several bites.
Using quick selection tool I have picked out dark/light areas seperately
Next click on layer – new ajustment layer – levels
Click OK on the pop up window which will give you access to the levels ajustment tool. Flatten each ajustment before moving to the next quick selection.
There are most likely better ways to do it but his is mine#1637986doogie August 23, 2017 at 5:39 am
You will notice I have cloned out white patches that draw the eye away from the primary focal points#1637987FruitBuns August 23, 2017 at 6:40 am
Thanks for that Doogie.
My general method using a RAW file. Make adjustments in the RAW interface; use the White Balance eye dropper to get the temperature, then may be warm it up a bit. Move the exposure, usually down, to get the highlights right. Highlights to -50, shadows to +50. Clarity, vibrance and saturation to about +15.
Open image into Elements. Enhance/Adjust Lighting/Shadow highlights, Darken Highlights to 25, midtone contrast to 25, see if Lighten Shadows at 35 needs any adjustment. Finish with Unsharp mask.#1637988doogie August 23, 2017 at 7:32 am
I know little about how to use ajustments, mostly self taught, so I will have a go at your method.#1637989FruitBuns August 23, 2017 at 7:46 am
I think of the basic method as using the old adage expose for the highlights. So adjust the exposure in camera raw for the highlights, then use the shadow/highlights to lighten the dark bits while leaving the highlights alone.#1637991gypsyspiritMemberMember since: November 26, 2007
Replies: 3091gypsyspirit August 23, 2017 at 8:46 am
yes FB….thats perfect….well done.#1638182FruitBuns August 23, 2017 at 10:33 pm
Well I’ve been at the panoramas again. Would someone like to give the location of this one?#1638199gypsyspiritMemberMember since: November 26, 2007
Replies: 3091gypsyspirit August 24, 2017 at 10:43 am
looks to me like its Banks Peninsular……
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