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Old 03-25-2008, 02:42 PM
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Re: Need richer, vivid background

Nice, C. I didn't want to confuse Phyllis with the Apply Image step, but it is a good one to know. For newbies, just going to LAB is scarry.. LOL
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Old 03-25-2008, 02:53 PM
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Re: Need richer, vivid background

1. I did RGB levels adjustment on a selected square piece on the right side, excluding the helicopter & the sign.
2. I saved the settings & then applied that to the picture masking out the copter & the sign.
3. Again a levels adjustment, this time on the left side & the saved settings I applied to the pic (masking out the copter & the sign)
4. With the HSL, I pushed the cyan more into blue.
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Old 03-25-2008, 04:08 PM
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Re: Need richer, vivid background

Swampy,
Thanks. I know what you mean about Lab and newbies, but I always was a believer in jumping into the deep end of the pool in the first swimming lesson

chillin,
Lovely job. But, being a Californian, you know that the Hollywood Hills are never that green!

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Old 03-25-2008, 04:31 PM
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Lovely job. But, being a Californian, you know that the Hollywood Hills are never that green!

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Yes, you're right. How about now? I pulled back the offending yellow, a bit.
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Old 03-25-2008, 06:39 PM
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How about now? I pulled back the offending yellow, a bit.
More like it, I think . . .
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Old 03-25-2008, 08:17 PM
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Thanks, lurch.
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Old 03-25-2008, 10:58 PM
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Re: Need richer, vivid background

I took a stab at your image with a whole stack of blending layers (with some masking here and there) to give the image a little more punch.
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Old 03-26-2008, 10:14 AM
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Re: Need richer, vivid background

My contribution
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Old 04-02-2008, 11:41 PM
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Hi Phyllis,
A simple method is to open this image in Camera RAW.CS3
Browse to the image in Bridge then in File>open in Camera Raw.
Use Fill to hold the shads, adjust blks,you can increase sat, change white Balance.>Then move onto curves.
You will find a great abundance of tools to help improve your images in this area.
People forget or dont even look.

Good Luck

Carl Stevens
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Old 04-03-2008, 02:11 AM
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Re: Need richer, vivid background

my suggestion is a gradient in the softlight layer from black to none
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