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Old 05-02-2008, 08:27 AM
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Re: Color correction and printing of nature pic.

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Why work if you don't have to.

A simple greypoint sample on the snow with a curves layer gives this ...... (good enough as a starting point).
May I know the details of how you did this? This one seems to be dead on when it comes to the snow. White with just a tint of red! The other colors seem to be in line too. Thanks!
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Old 05-02-2008, 11:40 AM
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Re: Color correction and printing of nature pic.

I started with a 3rd party plugin to make the initial color correction (Kodak). From there it was some Hue/Sat. adjustments and a Shadow/Highlights adjustment with the colors being enhanced in the LAB color space. I finished with a slight Hi Pass sharpening.

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Old 05-02-2008, 01:41 PM
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May I know the details of how you did this? This one seems to be dead on when it comes to the snow. White with just a tint of red! The other colors seem to be in line too. Thanks!

Open a Curves adjustment layer.

On the bottom right hand side of the Curves dialogue box there are 3 eyedroppers, click on the middle one (greypoint), then click on the snow area in the picture (I used one of the mid-tone areas).

Easy as that.

Sometimes the "auto" tools do as good a job as you need. If not, a little tweaking will often be all that's needed.
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Old 05-07-2008, 10:52 AM
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Re: Color correction and printing of nature pic.

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Open a Curves adjustment layer.

On the bottom right hand side of the Curves dialogue box there are 3 eyedroppers, click on the middle one (greypoint), then click on the snow area in the picture (I used one of the mid-tone areas).

Easy as that.

Sometimes the "auto" tools do as good a job as you need. If not, a little tweaking will often be all that's needed.
I'd like to thank everyone for their help! Gary Richardson specially! That trick took the picture to 90% of what I wanted. I am doing a couple more adjustments (too much green in the mountain) but the picture already prints a million times better. Thank you all very much, this place is great.
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Old 05-09-2008, 02:52 AM
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Re: Color correction and printing of nature pic.

You're welcome Omar, always glad to help if we can.
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