Join Lee Varis for an in-depth discussion in this video Lesson 11: Channel mixing wrap-up, part of Beyond Skin: Going Deeper with Photoshop CS3.
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So here we have an image, a landscape shot, stand of trees here.…And we're going to use our same strategy for adjusting the color and contrast.…We're going to get up a Threshold adjustment layer here, and we'll start by…finding the darkest important tone in the image, which looks like it's going to…be a shadow here, in the background right about here.…So I'll Shift+Click to place the sampler there, and now I'm going to find the…lightest point, and it looks to me like the lightest value is most likely going…to be one of these tree branches here.…
And yes, there is a highlight side of the tree branch, so I'm going to place of…sampler there by Shift+Clicking.…Now I'm done with that Threshold adjustment, I'll just zoom back out.…Okay, so we're going to attack this problem with the Curves adjustment layer.…So I'll make a Curves adjustment layer here.…Look at my values here.…For Shadow it's 21, 21, 16.…It's a little high, I really like 10, 10, 10.…
My Highlight 210, 227, 229; so it's on the blue green side and it's not very white.…
Portraiture can be one of the most rewarding skills for a photographer to master, and the right post-processing and enhancement techniques can make all the difference. In Beyond Skin: Going Deeper with Photoshop CS3, Lee Varis uses Photoshop CS3 as a digital darkroom to bring out the best in photos of people, faces, and bodies. He examines tone and contrast, color correction, retouching, and more.
- Customizing the Photoshop CS3 workspace
- Controlling tone and color balance with Curves settings
- Correcting and enriching color with Hue/Saturation
- Converting images to black and white
- Retouching and sharpening portraits
- Enhancing background bokeh
- Adding portrait glow
- Blending luminosity
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