Pls colour-correct this

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akkers5 Regular Member • Posts: 166
Pls colour-correct this

Can anyone colour-correct this image to bring out natural colours, please. Instructions/settings will be appreciated.

Allen Gerdes Veteran Member • Posts: 5,629
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Not sure if this is accujrate or too saturated, but here is my version:

Regards....Allen

charleyd Senior Member • Posts: 1,082
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my try. in Photoscape; Backlight, Contrast low, Deepen.

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Pixel Poetry Veteran Member • Posts: 5,376
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ArtMar Contributing Member • Posts: 519
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Adjustment in LAB space; Topaz Dejeg; Perfect Effects brush.

ArtMar Contributing Member • Posts: 519
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Adjustment in LAB space; Topaz Dejpeg; Perfect Effects

mikes
mikes Veteran Member • Posts: 3,395
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Color by Corel. Color is very subjective to an individual BTW. What is right on one screen may be wrong on another. Is your equipment calibrated? I adjusted this with Corel to warm it up a bit and enhance the yellow/green detail in the mountains. A bit o' sharpening and  contrast, that's it.



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Can anyone colour-correct this image to bring out natural colours, please. Instructions/settings will be appreciated.

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Michael Edward Rudge Veteran Member • Posts: 7,068
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Greg. Senior Member • Posts: 1,137
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Twilight35 Senior Member • Posts: 1,038
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What software program are you using? If it's Photoshop, try this.

Photoshop Work Flow With Lab Color

  1. Bring up picture in Photoshop
  2. Go to Image _Duplicate
  3. Go to Image _ Mode _ Lab Color
  4. Create a new adjustment layer and click on Curves
  5. To create a 100 square dialog box, Alt-Click in the dialog box
  6. Click on the “a” channel
  7. Move the bottom point 1 to2 squares right and the top point 1 to 2 squares left
  8. Click on the “b” channel and do the same as you did for “a” and click OK
  9. Go to Image _ Mode _RGB
  10. Go to Image _ Adjustments _ Levels
  11. Going through the Channels, “R”, “G”, “B”, move the End Sliders to the Mountains if necessary and adjust the Middle Slider until you get the color and lightness that suits you and click OK.

If you’re used to duplicating your background layer after coming out of #1 and not using #2 click “Don’t Merge” after coming out of #3 and click “Merge” after coming out of #9.

Personally, I like to use #2 so I have a copy on my window to compare my work to as I go along.

This is experimentation for you or anyone else. Just remember, "You have to make yourself happy".

Just because a famous photographer "Just Loves" the color in picture XXX, doesn't mean "YOU" have to like it.

I hope this helps.

Fred

imabel Contributing Member • Posts: 890
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My try with Photo Ninja.

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benross Contributing Member • Posts: 997
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Here's my take.

Done with Aperture.

I manually set WB to 4500 K. WB reading off the snow was warmer but I tend to make it cooler in the shadow. Here is the rest of adjustments:

OP akkers5 Regular Member • Posts: 166
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Many thanks to all who took time to help me out.

Actually I took this photo (and many others) in Neelum Valley of Kashmir in 2005 on an early Nikon DSLR which was not so good on white balance. Even though this day was very hazy with fairly bad weather, the other pics on different days had a warm tendency as well. I was not trying to get a particular look, its just  that this photo and others do not reflect what I saw there with my own eyes.

The Nikon gave me no end of grief and eventually I got rid of it after paying £160+ for a mirror repair. That was my nightmare with a camera for which I paid £1500 at the time. Jumped ship to Cannon after that.

My monitor is calbirated with a Spyder.

Again. thanks to all.

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