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Old 09-05-2011, 06:46 PM
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Re: Selective Colour, Colour & Tone

My try... playing with infrared filter....
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Old 09-06-2011, 05:23 AM
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Re: Selective Colour, Colour & Tone

This was an attempt I made a few months ago.
Processing is extremely simple.
  • Overexposed the original RAW in Lightroom.
  • Added a white solid colour fill over the original set to 'normal' on 35% opacity.
  • Made a selection tool round both the runner and truck and added as a new layer on top of the white colour fill.
  • Added some vibrance and slight colour tweak to bring out the red and set layer to 80%

Admittedly, cutting out the car and runner was a little long winded which is why I was keen to find other ways of achieving the pop without having to do this each time.

Thanks all, hope we can keep contributing.
Even add a yellow/cream fill rather than white...
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Old 09-06-2011, 11:38 AM
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Re: Selective Colour, Colour & Tone

I have another little challenge for you all!!!

On the same trip to Argentina, I also took this photo:
http://www.gareth-james.com/IMG_7450.jpg

Which is strikingly similar to an existing Meek photo:
http://iconolo.gy/sites/default/file...eek_000591.jpg

Prizes go to whoever can get closest to Meek's example with my image.
(and post their steps)
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Old 09-06-2011, 01:32 PM
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Re: Selective Colour, Colour & Tone

Hey, MacBurg

Thanks for the workflow. This is kinda most rational stuff I got from the whole Schmidt thread.

The only thing I do not follow in your algorithm is why to do the first two steps (screen and colour modes) and then turn them off? Or you mean to turn them back on after unclicking B channel step?
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Old 09-06-2011, 01:32 PM
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Re: Selective Colour, Colour & Tone

My try.... :-)
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Old 09-06-2011, 01:45 PM
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Re: Selective Colour, Colour & Tone

Interesting look. Here's my shot:

http://edgework.tripod.com/IMG_7451_ret.jpg
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Old 09-06-2011, 03:05 PM
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Re: Selective Colour, Colour & Tone

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Hey, MacBurg
The only thing I do not follow in your algorithm is why to do the first two steps (screen and colour modes) and then turn them off? Or you mean to turn them back on after unclicking B channel step?
The reason I do this is to use channel information from the original background layer, not including changes made by the new screen and colour layers. I did forget to put in my post above that you turn these layers back on after creating the blue channel layer, have edited now
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Old 09-06-2011, 04:13 PM
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Re: Selective Colour, Colour & Tone

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My try.... :-)
Hey Santoro, you've managed to get the colours quite close.
You mind sharing your steps to get this?

Mine is work in progress.
I'm struggling to get the contrast in darks and lights without blowing things out.
Its almost as if there is some very subtle HDR going on in the Meek shot.

Edit: I'm also not managing to get that nice overall creamy'ness on top of the blue/greens/yellows
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Old 09-07-2011, 10:02 AM
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Re: Selective Colour, Colour & Tone

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Hey Santoro, you've managed to get the colours quite close.
You mind sharing your steps to get this?
I have to admit I was little bit cheating with "color match" command in Photoshop. :-) That gave me a good start. Than I just tweaked it a little bit with curves etc. I dont remember the exact steps.

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I'm struggling to get the contrast in darks and lights without blowing things out.
Its almost as if there is some very subtle HDR going on in the Meek shot.
Maybe you should try to increase microcontrast with unsharp mask or high pass? Or use plugins like Nik Effex Tonal Contrast or Topaz Details (they are great for this).
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