RAF processing with PaintShop Pro X15

Started Feb 8, 2013 | Discussions thread
Randy Benter
Randy Benter Veteran Member • Posts: 3,185
Re: RAF processing with PaintShop Pro X15

Trevor G wrote:

Randy Benter wrote:

Please share the results in full size and also share your RFC settings. It would be greatly appreciated if you could help get this kind of highlight and shadow recovery out of RFC. Please only process once (combining different exposures in other software is cheating). Thanks.

So, what were your settings for your once-through rendering of that image, Randy?

I'll try to duplicate before my software trial expires.

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Trevor G
Silkypix tutorials at: http://photo.computerwyse.com

I don't remember all the settings I used, but try this:

Set the Highlights slider to -100

Set the Shadows slider to +100

Set the Blacks slider to +50

Set Luminance NR to 15

That will handle the highlight and shadow recovery and get it 90% there. After that just experiment with the different tools to get the image the way you like it.

Also try out the Adjustment Brush. I made some additional edits with this tool to deal with the mixed lighting (window sills should not be blue). The ability to do local edits is one of the things I appreciate when working in Lightroom, CaptureOne, and CaptureNX2.

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