Join Lee Varis for an in-depth discussion in this video Lesson 8: Luminosity blending, part of Beyond Skin: Going Deeper with Photoshop CS3.
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Okay, we've been concentrating on black and white conversions from color, going from…color to black and white.…And we know that we can actually go from black and white and apply that back…to the color image.…There are some very, very powerful things you can do with this and this comes out…under the heading of luminosity blending where we are taking luminosity, using it…to our advantage, the luminosity that may exist in the individual black and…white channels, and changing the tonal structure of the image in the color, full color image.…
So we're going to look at some of the very powerful things we can do with that…and I'll start with this next image.…Here I have a picture of Nathan.…The actual values for my skin tone, if just check the values, really not too bad.…The mix of the skin is fine.…He just looks kind of pasty here.…So let's take a look at what this might look like in black and white.…
Well here's the Red channel.…There's the big problem.…His face is completely white in the Red channel.…
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