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Feb 23, 2013 22:47 |  #16

Sepia for my liking...I see a nice capture enhanced by taking out that overbearing red leaving a nice street scape....


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Feb 24, 2013 05:11 |  #17

maddy33 wrote in post #15644941 (external link)
Turn it on!

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Feb 24, 2013 05:44 as a reply to  @ SimonClarkson's post |  #18

By stacking the images on seperate layers and changing the blend mode of the sepia layer to "Luminosity", you get the brightness/contrast/de​tail of the sepia image plus the color of the colored version below. You could adjust the saturation of the colored layer as well.

Just a suggestion for a different look. I think the photo is an interesting look at showing the old buildings nearly hidden by modern advertisements.


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Feb 24, 2013 09:26 |  #19

wow!! That looks awesome! Thanks!

I have CS6... i'll have to look into how to do that!




  
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Feb 24, 2013 09:52 |  #20

Ive created HDR images in CS6 with Photo merge in Bridge before... Is the above a similar process?

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Feb 24, 2013 10:52 |  #21

SimonClarkson wrote in post #15646522 (external link)
Ive created HDR images in CS6 with Photo merge in Bridge before... Is the above a similar process?

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Well, I suppose it's more like tone mapping than hdr since you're not gaining anymore dynamic range than what was in the original image.

Next time you edit a color image, use the NIK Silver Effx Pro plugin to create a black and white image of it. Play with increasing detail, contrast, etc. Sliver Efx will create that B&w image on a new layer above the original when you click OK. Now over on the layers pallet on the right, change the blend mode of the b&w layer from 'normal' to 'luminosity'. Play with different adjustments for a b&w layer using the plugin and see how it affects the color image on the layer beneath it. Have fun. Oh, I'm using CS6 but this can be done on earlier versions of PS as well.

(Thanks for the kind words regarding my photos too.)


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Feb 24, 2013 11:07 |  #22

navydoc wrote in post #15646680 (external link)
Well, I suppose it's more like tone mapping than hdr since you're not gaining anymore dynamic range than what was in the original image.

Next time you edit a color image, use the NIK Silver Effx Pro plugin to create a black and white image of it. Play with increasing detail, contrast, etc. Sliver Efx will create that B&w image on a new layer above the original when you click OK. Now over on the layers pallet on the right, change the blend mode of the b&w layer from 'normal' to 'luminosity'. Play with different adjustments for a b&w layer using the plugin and see how it affects the color image on the layer beneath it. Have fun. Oh, I'm using CS6 but this can be done on earlier versions of PS as well.

(Thanks for the kind words regarding my photos too.)

Ah excellent! I used Silver efex to make the sepia version. I will try it later tonight.

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Feb 25, 2013 01:35 |  #23

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the sepia to me is out of context

Yep. And that's EXACTLY why I love it.

Contrast. I love that $***. In the sepia version, we have a contrast between modernity and vintage looks. The processing (sepia) carries with it a certain expectation, but the objects in the image carry a polar opposite expectation. That contrast causes tension, and makes for an interesting photograph.

They're both good. But (and this is just my opinion, I'm not saying it's a fact), the sepia image is FAR more interesting. Never mind that it's less busy, that it doesn't look like colors were just farted all over the place. More importantly it has a big contradiction that actually has the potential to inject meaning into the image. The first image makes me think. The second image, not so much.




  
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Feb 25, 2013 01:47 |  #24

The first one has a nice catch to it.




  
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Feb 25, 2013 01:55 as a reply to  @ kouasupra's post |  #25

Thanks for the feedback guys. Most of my friends have stated they prefer the sepia image.

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