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Old 01-31-2013, 01:01 AM
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Question how can make this building white ?

Hi

i watched many photos about interior pools or building , they are perfeclty white

for example in this picture , i shoot in raw , white balance

but i can't get it white
in the reality it's white

how can make it white ?



https://www.dropbox.com/s/61xmxoirkktle7c/img1.jpg

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Old 01-31-2013, 05:04 AM
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Re: how can make this building white ?

It already reads white when you look at the picture. But if you want to push it just desaturate the building and it'll look whiter.
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:10 AM
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Re: how can make this building white ?

DJSoulglo is right, you could desaturate the image, but it will desaturate the globally. It appears to me that the building is not totally white. The panels in the ceiling on the second level seem to be of another color; probably intended. Do you want that white?

You can go into Hue and Saturation and desaturate and make a mask for the building only and paint on the mask to bring back the gold ornamentation. Also, you could choose Selective Color. Choose White, in the colors, and with the sliders, reduce the colors in the white columns and white building parts.

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Old 01-31-2013, 11:29 AM
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Re: how can make this building white ?

Opened as Camera Raw, adjusted the White Balance and played some with the other sliders. Next Levels adjustment and a cool photo filter. All applied globally. If the sky is too bright/blue, it can be easily toned down.

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Old 02-02-2013, 11:55 PM
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Re: how can make this building white ?

A few observations.

- The shot is of a white building under what appears to be a very warm color temperature afternoon sunlight. Naturally, the building is going to look warmer in color.

- The shot is fairly underexposed for the building.

A simple white balance and curves boost should get what you're looking for. The curves will go a long way actually, white is after all, bright.

Other tips:

Resist the urge to just desaturate something that's "supposed to be white" - it will look SUPER fake because in the real world, all objects reflect light and color. If you change one objects color, you need to adjust all the colors around the object to make it look like it fits in correctly - that's pretty advanced editing.

You can have multiple color temperatures in one shot, even though the only light source is one color temperature. Outdoor sunny light is a prime example. Color temperature in shadow regions can be very high, so when you're white balancing, lean more towards sampling a white highlight. You can balance out any extreme shadows in photoshop using curves and blend if functions to isolate the changes to just shadow areas.

Hope that helps!
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:37 AM
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Re: how can make this building white ?

I opened the file in camera raw and increased the whites, decreased the blacks and shadows which makes it a bit lighter.

http://joedempseyphoto.com/whitebldg.jpg

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Old 02-03-2013, 10:19 AM
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Re: how can make this building white ?

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I opened the file in camera raw and increased the whites, decreased the blacks and shadows which makes it a bit lighter.

http://joedempseyphoto.com/whitebldg.jpg

Joe
hi
thanks
do you run cs6 with the last acr?
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:21 AM
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Re: how can make this building white ?

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A few observations.

- The shot is of a white building under what appears to be a very warm color temperature afternoon sunlight. Naturally, the building is going to look warmer in color.

- The shot is fairly underexposed for the building.

A simple white balance and curves boost should get what you're looking for. The curves will go a long way actually, white is after all, bright.

Other tips:

Resist the urge to just desaturate something that's "supposed to be white" - it will look SUPER fake because in the real world, all objects reflect light and color. If you change one objects color, you need to adjust all the colors around the object to make it look like it fits in correctly - that's pretty advanced editing.

You can have multiple color temperatures in one shot, even though the only light source is one color temperature. Outdoor sunny light is a prime example. Color temperature in shadow regions can be very high, so when you're white balancing, lean more towards sampling a white highlight. You can balance out any extreme shadows in photoshop using curves and blend if functions to isolate the changes to just shadow areas.

Hope that helps!
hi
thanks really great tips really
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Old 03-19-2013, 03:59 PM
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Re: how can make this building white ?

Here's my take... I used exposure adjustment in linear light, merged it and used screen with a reduced opacity..ironically non of the whites are blown out according to the readouts..hmm
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