Yosemite for C&C or Play
No, PSE doesn't include Bridge. I agree it did have a yellow-green colour cast which I've tried to correct below. I have a feeling that Lightroom may be in my future!
Many thanks -- I always enjoy your work.
Pixel Poetry wrote:
Many thanks for your offer; but I don't unfortunately, have Lightroom. I have PSE 10, with the Curvemeister plug-in which gives me access to individual colour channels in LAB, CMYK, and HSB spaces, in addition to RGB.
Did you use RGB colour channels for colour adjustment?
This is the best I could do below using LAB -- (didn't get very far in RGB); getting rid of the magenta tint was difficult I found. I Like the differentiated tonal qualities of your version very much.
Pixel Poetry wrote:
The picture looked washed out and cold, the subject is great it just need it some adjustments like lowering the exposure, increasing contrast, making a white balance adjustment and adjusting individual colors.
All was done with Lightroom 4.3, let me know if you have it and I can send you the adjustments as a preset for you to apply to the same picture, this way you can see exactly what I did.
I have never used elements so don't know the tools available, does elements include bridge?
that could probably be similar to lightroom.
In lightroom you don't use channels that much but it does have the HSL wich is a combination between RGB and CMYK plus orange and purple that can make individual color adjustments and not affect the entire image.
What I see from your version looks really good except that it has a greenish yellow color cast, maybe you can use a color sample in elements to make adjustments with the HSB to make it a little more neutral.
You mentioned magenta but I don't see it, maybe trying to fix that is what made it greenish yellow.
I can't believe all the posts with different variations on what I did. Thank you all for the different ideas.
I thought I'd post 2 more (I took 400 ). The first one is of the falls and it is right from the camera as opposed to the processed one I posted earlier. One of the comments on the one I posted was that it seemed a little "flat". The day was cloudy and no sun. I always wonder when have I pished it too far, so I thought I'd post the original.
The second one is also unprocessed but I had not posted it. So feel free to do whatever you want.
I don't know why they are rotated. They're ok in the gallery and I can't rotate them to up
here on the page.
I thought this one needed fish. And a different perspective on cropping too.
Only when you can criticize yourself, should you criticize others. Mikes.