RetouchPRO

Go Back   RetouchPRO > Technique > Photo Retouching
Register Blogs FAQ Site Nav Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Photo Retouching "Improving" photos, post-production, correction, etc.

Intricate Selections with low contrast

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #21  
Old 09-29-2008, 05:07 PM
cricket1961's Avatar
cricket1961 cricket1961 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Flower Mound, Texas
Posts: 488
Blog Entries: 38
Re: Intricate Selections with low contrast

Musicman

The inversion of channels is done within Calculations. Take a look at the screenshots
I attached to my previous post.
Sorry that they need to be downloaded. I haven't figured out how to post so they show.

As for the numbers, just years of doing it. For the record, with the add that I used,
the first numbers for simplicity's sake, in the add section are equivalent to opacity,
the second set is the equal to the light coming through one into the other, and the third set is bringing back the original.

Chris
Reply With Quote top
  #22  
Old 09-29-2008, 06:48 PM
Daviskw's Avatar
Daviskw Daviskw is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 728
Re: Intricate Selections with low contrast

Chris ..May I ask what procedure you are usually using calculations for...and can't the same thing be done in apply image but needing multiple steps?

Butch
Reply With Quote top
  #23  
Old 09-29-2008, 11:43 PM
cricket1961's Avatar
cricket1961 cricket1961 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Flower Mound, Texas
Posts: 488
Blog Entries: 38
Re: Intricate Selections with low contrast

Yes and no. The benefit of calculations is that it allows you to make intricate composites and save out as a selection, channel, file.

Apply image is exactly as it says it is, it takes a mixture of two channels/images and applies it to the active image. No selections, and no real benefit from the channels.

I mostly use calculations to make masks of a lot of variety and or to create a new channel to replace a channel in the active image by taking the resulting channel made and swapping out with the live one.
I will also create 1/4, mt,3/4, and sh mask this way that target those frequencies only. Depending on the way you do it it can do some marvelous things. In Katrins 1st and maybe carried over to her 2nd edition of Retouching and Compositing I go over a bit of apply image and in the 3rd edition there is someone else who brings in some good stuff also.

The two can be used together to start or finish great things.

Chris
Reply With Quote top
  #24  
Old 09-30-2008, 06:39 AM
Daviskw's Avatar
Daviskw Daviskw is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 728
Re: Intricate Selections with low contrast

Thanks Chris...I'm afraid it is beyond my capabilities to understand just now..but I've found things seem to fall in line over time and with experience. Some day I'm sure I'll go...Hey I know what he meant..lol

Thanks again

Butch
Reply With Quote top
Reply

  RetouchPRO > Technique > Photo Retouching


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Menu selections unavailable Cinepuxon Photoshop Elements Help 4 07-24-2008 05:08 AM
B&W and Low Saturation Shots Blindv Photography 15 06-19-2008 02:24 AM
Making selections between two similar colours gizmo001i Photo Retouching 16 06-01-2008 03:27 PM
How much contrast? xnoiz Photo Retouching 1 05-02-2008 05:02 AM
low contrast flight1 Image Help 3 02-04-2004 06:33 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:03 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright © 2016 Doug Nelson. All Rights Reserved