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In Photoshop CS6 for Photographers, author, photographer, and teacher Chris Orwig explores Photoshop from the perspective of the photographer.
The course details the features and techniques behind enhancing and retouching photos, preparing them for print and online publishing, and much more. Chris demonstrates how to make basic edits in Camera Raw, develop and save color profiles, work with layers and selections, tone and sharpen, and retouch images while retaining their natural character.
Chris also shares some creative tips and project ideas, such as converting a photo to black-and-white and enhancing a portrait with hand-painted masks. The course also covers workflow details, such as organizing images in Bridge and Mini Bridge, optimizing Photoshop preferences, and calibrating your monitor.
In this brief movie, we're going to take a look at another way that we can creatively enhance the colors in our photograph and that is by using the Color Lookup adjustment. In order to access that tool, you can go ahead and click on this icon here, and it'll open up our options in the Properties panel. In order to use this tool, let's go ahead and click on this pulldown menu. This will allows you to apply different profiles to your image; it will change the overall color characteristics of your file. Now some of these will work well at your images while others won't.
Let's take a look at a couple of these. Here I'll go ahead and select this option which changes the color characteristics. Again, this one is kind of interesting, but not what I'm looking for. I could try something else like this filmstock option, which gives me kind of this muted high key static. Here is that before and then after, and still others are even more creative. They apply different types of color looks like you can see here. Now this one might be kind of interesting, just some different characteristics, and when you use this type of an adjustment, keep in mind, you can always use your other adjustments as well.
In other words you can stack up adjustment layers, and then here with this file, what I want to do is I want to change the overall feel, and I'm going to do that by adding in a bit more yellow into my midtones or we could perhaps push this a little bit more towards the direction of the cyans. And by having both of these adjustments together, well it's those adjustments together which would lead to that final result as you can see here. So as you can see you can take advantage of those preinstalled settings, which you'll find in the Color Lookup panel in order to come up with some pretty interesting and creative color combinations.
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