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Old 07-24-2014, 10:13 AM
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Re: 32 band grey?

Ok, it's a little frustrating because search ignores 32 but I did find one of the references, by Kraellin in 2006:

"curves, contrast/brightness, levels, lum frequencies, 32 band gray, clarify, high pass sharpen, and noise reducers are going to be your next steps. these are almost all tools that will tend to bring out detail by using contrasting methods. in other words, you're going to sharpen by contrast. you can also use blending modes with layers. you do one tool, make a duplicate and test some blend modes between those layers. this will often give you a bit more detail as well."

In the same thread, also by Kraellin:

"for cleaning up his pants and shirt and her dress, i made separate selections of those areas and treated each with my 32 band gray plugin. this allows you to adjust the grays up and down in bands. very handy for images like this. rather than try to clone out the smudges and dirty look, i simply selected those areas and adjusted the tones i wanted to change, blending them into the other tones that were there."

Unfortunately, it looks like it's been over a year since he's been active so I can't just ask him. Hoping someone else goes "oh yeah, THAT!"

Although on re-reading it, this is quite a few versions of Photoshop ago - I wonder if the same effect could be achieved now through a selective color selection on a layer set to luminosity? Or through curves, but I'm really bad at using curves for small-scale corrections instead of global adjustments. I was hoping to find an alternative.

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Old 07-24-2014, 01:31 PM
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Re: 32 band grey?

Hi Julie

I remember that thread.

Kraellin was using a 32 band filter that was made with Filtermeister. The initial thread got segmented but some of it is here

the code in that thread will run by installing the Filtermeister plugin available here

Hope this helps

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Old 07-24-2014, 01:51 PM
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Re: 32 band grey?

One of the ways to make 32 bands of grey is to use posterize at 32 levels, then desaturate it.
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Old 07-24-2014, 05:36 PM
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Re: 32 band grey?

Julie, What are you trying to achieve anyway? As you might be aware, there are many ways to do the same "thing" in photoshop. Someone here might know.

@andrewrodney: Thanks, but no, thank you, I do not want to go there...been there, done that, nowadays, I only care about results, I will leave the How To to the younger generation
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