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Old 05-19-2007, 02:16 PM
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High key in photoshop

G Day,

First off all, sorry for my very bad/poor english, this will be my first try too ask something on a English/Americaan forum.
But I like this retouching forum very much, most off all the tutorials.
I watch the videotutorials from Radiantvista.com and Photowalktrough.com, every week.
But now my question, i whant tho reads a Color High Key like this http://www.photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=5442695 in Photoshop CS.
Maybe there is somewhan that will tell my how to reads this.
I am very pleased and thankfull if any whan will take some time and
patience for my.

Greetings from The Netherlands/Holland
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Old 05-19-2007, 03:21 PM
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Re: High key in photoshop

Try a curves adjustment layer set to luminosity blending mode. You'll want a curve with a long toe and shoulder with a steep midtone. Keep an eye on your histogram to make sure you don't clip.
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Old 05-19-2007, 03:43 PM
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Re: High key in photoshop

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Try a curves adjustment layer set to luminosity blending mode. You'll want a curve with a long toe and shoulder with a steep midtone. Keep an eye on your histogram to make sure you don't clip.
Thanks for you quick reply, but what do you mean with, long toe and shoulder with a steep midtone. i can't exactly translate this (sorry).


Already Thanks for your quick help.

Greeting Henry
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Old 05-19-2007, 04:16 PM
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Re: High key in photoshop

The shape of the curve. A simple curve has a toe (the bottom part, or shadows) and a shoulder (the top part, or the highlights). A long shoulder will mean more midtones get mapped to the highlights. Similarly, a long toe will mean more midtones get mapped to the shadows. And a steep midtone will mean there is a very short midtone area (since most got mapped elsewhere). It makes more sense if you open curves and look at it.
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Old 05-20-2007, 07:57 AM
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Re: High key in photoshop

Hio Doug, thanks for your explanition, but it's very difficult for my to imaginer what kind off curve you mean (sorry it's a bit stuppid from my).
Maybe you can show my a screenschot from the curvesdialogbox, if it's not to much asked.

Many thanks for your patience and help

Greeting Henry
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Old 05-20-2007, 09:18 AM
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There is no "recipe" to follow. Just use watch the preview as you adjust the curve. Perhaps this will help:
http://retouchpro.com/tutorials/?m=show&id=53
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Old 05-20-2007, 10:01 AM
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Re: High key in photoshop

Doug, Already thanks I will try to adjustmen my curve so that I will hopefully so that I get the High Key effect.

Greeting Henry
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