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Old 03-11-2009, 01:11 PM
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How To Achieve Colour & Help

Hi All.

Great Forum. Been hanging in the background for a while looking at the posts. Feel now I need to ask this question, have loads but this one is the start.

This is the Erik Almas kinda look. It's the colour I would like to achieve.
How do you think this image is created, it's not Almas but similar and are there any good things I can read up on using PS to understand colour a bit more and achieving what I want.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jotbe6/...n/photostream/

Thanks in advance...

D
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Old 03-11-2009, 02:05 PM
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Re: How To Achieve Colour & Help

It looks composite. But as for the color, vibrence and hue increases will punch your color. Then control that color with selective color. For the grass, use yellow and green; blue for the sky.

With this you can remove yellow patches or change the color of green.

Below is an example, original, partial green, full green, crop if anyone wants to take a go at it.

Hope it helps,
-Keven
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Old 03-12-2009, 09:01 PM
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Re: How To Achieve Colour & Help

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It looks composite.
Concur.

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But as for the color, vibrence and hue increases will punch your color. Then control that color with selective color. For the grass, use yellow and green; blue for the sky.
Tweaking the saturation will also help, and result in less artificial looking colors (because of better relationships between them, and retaining their mutual interference), merely intensifying them, a.k.a. making them 'pop' more than in the original.

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Old 03-13-2009, 02:57 AM
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Re: How To Achieve Colour & Help

Post a shot and we will work on it
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Old 03-13-2009, 03:45 AM
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Re: How To Achieve Colour & Help

Hi.

Thanks guys. I can't say I am none the wiser. So yes, if I post some and you have the time and could explain the workflow that would be excellent, but will have a lpay myself. I have to say Im scared of the hue slider, not sure how to work it / what to do with it.

Ive added 2 to choose from which may be approproate...

Cheers

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Old 03-13-2009, 04:10 AM
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Re: How To Achieve Colour & Help

Here are my trials, A shot is normal retouch and B is HDR version:

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a- http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/607...d0hv1fhni1.jpg

b- http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/173...d0hv1fhni2.jpg

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a- http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/1421/landscape1h.jpg

b- http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/4124/landscape2j.jpg
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Old 03-13-2009, 12:46 PM
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Re: How To Achieve Colour & Help

Basically used Image>adjustments>replace color on selected areas (fields and sky) on their own layers

Is this something like you meant?
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Old 03-13-2009, 01:16 PM
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Re: How To Achieve Colour & Help

Was not sure what you wanted to do here so i just messed around.

1
Duplicated BG
Sharpened it
Set layer blending mode to multiply
Created selective color in a new adjustment layer
Played with yellows for the grass and gravel
played with blue to make sky green

2
Created a new adj layer for brightness and contrast
turned brightness all the way down, and contrast to a point where the waves were still seen
Changed blending mode to softlight
Created a new adj layer for selective color
played with yellows, cyan, whites, neutrals, blacks to make sand white and sky purple
Created a new adj layer for exposure to darken.

A little more guidance as to what your trying to do with these pix would help. If you wanted the grass green like 0lBaldy.. i did a quick one, although i like 0lBaldy's color better.

hue/sat in new layer and masked only the grass. Shifted the master sliders till i found a good green (set layer to overlay blending). Then selective color to even and fine tune the green, also color corrected here. Lastly i made another hue/sat layer and with the same mask as b4, i fine tuned it some more.

I then desaturated the sky only, painted over it in a new layer set to color blending.

-Keven
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Old 03-13-2009, 03:14 PM
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Re: How To Achieve Colour & Help

Thanks Guys. No offence, it's more than I could do but it's not quite there. I don't know if Ive picked the wrong type of images.

The original shot in my post, has a fake look to it but somehow manages to keep the colours and detail real. It's kind of an etheral glow to it and strikes of vibrance and colour without looking like it's been pushed to far.

To me it has the Erik Almas touch...
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Old 03-13-2009, 03:18 PM
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Re: How To Achieve Colour & Help

Sorry we couldn't help
Hope you can find out how to do it and it will be a pleasure if you can tell us then
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