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Luminosity blending the best techniques?

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Old 04-06-2008, 12:56 PM
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Re: Luminosity blending the best techniques?

While reading this thread, I came up with this one (a combination between the luminosity masks and Chris' technique of gradient maps):
ctrl-click on the rgb channel
make a new adjustment layer > gradient map
choose default black to white, check reverse and click OK.
Mode of the adjustment layer: lineair burn.
Now turn back opacitity to about 10, depending on the picture.

This wil tone down the highlights while preserving smooth transitions and good shadow details.


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Old 04-07-2008, 05:34 PM
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Re: Luminosity blending the best techniques?

Must say after months of "D&B" discussions and the old Dave Hill look thread this is a breath of fresh air and useable techniques that I'm loving.

Thanks guys.
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