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Old 04-09-2011, 03:49 AM
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Achieving this color saturated shadows look

i am trying to achieve this color saturated shadows look, i see there is mainly red and then some blues on the shadow-midtones area, i have tried using curves and some things like putting a red solid color layer under lighten blend mode which saturates shadows in red, but this affects all the colors and not just the shadows area.

Any help is really appreciated, thanks in advance
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Old 04-09-2011, 04:06 AM
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Re: Achieving this color saturated shadows look

it looks like you could do it with selective colour .Possibly by adding magenta to the black or removing other colours from same.
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Old 04-09-2011, 05:05 AM
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Re: Achieving this color saturated shadows look

Click on your red channel and then invert it, CMND+I on a Mac, then before clicking on anything else go to Edit>Fade Invert, change the blending mode to Lighten.

For a bit more control you could do this to a duplicate of your image, then duplicate it back to your original image and lower the opacity.
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Old 04-09-2011, 06:14 AM
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Re: Achieving this color saturated shadows look

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Click on your red channel and then invert it, CMND+I on a Mac, then before clicking on anything else go to Edit>Fade Invert, change the blending mode to Lighten.

For a bit more control you could do this to a duplicate of your image, then duplicate it back to your original image and lower the opacity.
Or for a non-destructive approach, add a new adj. layer "Invert", set its mode to "Lighten" and in the advanced blending options (choose the fx-icon at the bottom of the layer's palette and go to "Blending options") deselect the G and B channels.
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Old 04-09-2011, 04:16 PM
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Re: Achieving this color saturated shadows look

Cool thanks Jonas I was playing around with turning these off but couldn't figure out which layer configuration to use. A really simple way to create a colour cast to your image is to duplicate your background layer, set to softlight and deselect either the R G or B check boxes in blending options. Here's an action I created using that basic principle -

http://www.mediafire.com/?5vjg4yy8no5790x
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