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Old 05-05-2009, 08:01 AM
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Old 05-05-2009, 08:08 AM
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Old 05-05-2009, 09:15 AM
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I redid this image using a method similar to ed's rather then switching to lab mode i stayed in rgb mode. used hue saturation layers clipped to each gradient layer. I think you can get a more natural color that way... I tried using his curves settings but couldnt seem to get them to work. Anyways i came up with this.
Very nicely done, unimatrix! Your use of Gradient Map Adjustment layers is excellent.

I read over Ed's technique and don't think there's anything involved which particularly exploits the LAB channel structure. The edits he employs are all done with standard adjustment layers and can just as easily be done in RGB.

The main idea he seems to emphasize is how extreme shadows and highlights affect saturation. This is nothing new and has been noted by artists since the days of Leonardo da Vinci.

While his results are quite good I think his technique is much too convoluted.

For example, rather than clip a Hue/Sat layer to each gradient layer, I'd use Blend If to desaturate the extremes. This will cut your layer stack almost in half and allow for finer control.

However, I will admit that I haven't actually tried Ed's technique. So my observations may be way off base.

But considering I got equivalent results using nothing more than Apply Image, maybe not.

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Old 05-05-2009, 09:20 AM
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Re: Colorize project

Next, using Apply Image I blended the L channel into the A & B channels with the Alpha Channels as masks to target the hair, skin, lips, etc....



i don't get it how you did this??? ...your hair is the best of all examples :-)
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Old 05-06-2009, 08:47 AM
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Next, using Apply Image I blended the L channel into the A & B channels with the Alpha Channels as masks to target the hair, skin, lips, etc....



i don't get it how you did this??? ...your hair is the best of all examples :-)
Thanks!

I give a detailed example of how to use Apply Image in this post.

You can also do a search on my user name and the words Apply Image. That'll turn up a bunch of examples on how I approach channel blending.

I was able to keep the detail in the hair, and the image as a whole, by using the Blend If sliders on the color layer.

BlendIf.jpg

These settings mask the color layer where the underlying layer is lightest and darkest. This allows the color layer to blend naturally without harming detail.

This is what I refer to in my previous post when I mention using this technique rather than a clipped Hue/Sat layer.

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Old 05-06-2009, 11:54 PM
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great job. better than me
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Old 05-07-2009, 03:05 AM
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great job. better than me

I'm not sure are you talking to me, but i like my work too :-) i don't see yours??
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Old 05-07-2009, 03:08 AM
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uf graphics23... i'm trying to understand.... i'm trying very hard :-) thank you very much
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Old 05-11-2009, 01:32 PM
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Hello All,

I had a quick practice it looks better on my photoshop cs4 it looks a washout online.


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3068/...046eb07e_o.jpg


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Old 05-15-2009, 09:14 AM
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This was done using Apply Image and Calculations.

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Next, using Apply Image I blended the L channel into the A & B channels with the Alpha Channels as masks to target the hair, skin, lips, etc....

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Hello,

if I understand this correctly you chose the A channel, do an Apply Image on it, then select the B channel and do a second Apply Image on it, right?

So if a colorization is to strong in one channel you just overwrite it again with a lesser opacity to correct a cast, e.g. an orange skin. Right?

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