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Raaj
 Raaj
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November 28, 2019 11:40 am  

Please note the signature/logo! 🙂  Check out the tutorial I wrote on how to do that: https://guerboiscafe.com/forums/post-processing-tips-techniques/make-your-own-signature-logo-in-photoshop/

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Image processed entirely in DxO Photolab 3.  Only resizing and sig brush in PS CC.

All feedback welcome!

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Raaj
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November 28, 2019 12:47 pm  

B&W version at @lleonard Larry's request.  I've been hanging around Char too much - I'm processing color images and someone has to twist my arm to do a B&W version! 🙂

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Char Davies
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November 28, 2019 9:33 pm  

Hey Raaj, tough call for me re which version I prefer. The monochrome clouds seem a bit harsh when compared to the color version. The monochrome version seems to remove the slight amount of aerial haze, which is interesting.

Per your recommendation, I've been working with the ADP Pro V3 panels and following the B/W tutorials for creating B/W images. Interesting techniques, particularly converting to B/W with Silver Effects Pro and cranking the contrast, etc and then changing the layer's blending mode to Luminosity to view the image back in color but with SEP's contrast adjustments.

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Ulana
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November 29, 2019 1:10 am  

I agree with Char on the black and white.  Have you considered warming up the image - particularly that rocky face?  


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Raaj
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November 29, 2019 3:28 am  

@cdavies

Hi Char, 

Appreciate your comments.  I think I might have taken the clouds in the B&W version too far.  I will have another go at it.  Glad you're enjoying the ADPPro Panel.  Aaron has a great product.

B&W conversions are so interesting.  I came across a technique that uses Calculations in PS CC to convert to B&W recently.  Very intriguing!  There are also techniques to apply LAB mode to effect B&W conversions that I found (and no next to nothing about yet).  Every time I look into Photoshop, I discover additional Universes of capability that I never even dreamt of.  PS is an amazing tool for pixel editing.  For RAW conversions, more and more I am leaning to DxO Photolab - it does a great job and the features are well thought out.

When do we get to see more of your work from Ireland? 🙂

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Raaj
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November 29, 2019 3:30 am  

@uswitucha

Hi Ulana,

Did you mean warming up as in changing the color towards the red end of the spectrum?  I have thought about creating completely redoing the color in the sky.  I find that it's not that easy to do convincingly and my investigations into how to do that photorealistically in PS CC are ongoing.  Do you have a technique you favor?

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Raaj
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November 29, 2019 2:06 pm  

@cdavies

Char, appreciate your feedback - I reworked the sky in the B&W version and I think it is a lot better.  Thank you!

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Ulana
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November 29, 2019 7:02 pm  
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@uswitucha

Hi Ulana,

Did you mean warming up as in changing the color towards the red end of the spectrum?  I have thought about creating completely redoing the color in the sky.  I find that it's not that easy to do convincingly and my investigations into how to do that photorealistically in PS CC are ongoing.  Do you have a technique you favor?

Cheers!

There seems to be some warmth in the rock face and around it that you might want to target with a layer mask.  There are a number of options in PS that I would try such as a masked saturation layer (selecting the warmer tone(s) present) or a masked filter layer (warm filter) for starters.  I usually play around with the PS options to see which give the results that I am after and also play around with opacity to give a subtle effect.  This should give some separation from the cold sky and bring more focus on the mountain. 


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Ulana
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December 7, 2019 1:09 am  

Hi Raaj  I took the liberty of doing a bit of rough editing on my little laptop.  Masking in some saturation and warmth into the rock face primarily and added a vignette.     Here is the result. 

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Raaj
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December 7, 2019 4:22 pm  

@uswitucha

Thank much, Ulana!  Much appreciate your efforts - I now see what you meant.  Very nicely done and a definite improvement.

For the record - I welcome edits to my images - gives me an opportunity to learn something, so anyone else feel like it, please jump in.

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