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How do you fix CPL-rainbowed headlights?

 
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Mar 26, 2011 22:01 |  #1

This is from member RaymondXTi in the Porsche thread, hope he doesn't mind my linking it:
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How do you fix that?


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Mar 26, 2011 22:20 |  #2

Well, I hope he doesn't mind me telling you that unless you want to ALSO adjust the tones of the colors, you can simply desaturate them. In this case of a grey car, I used the Brush tool in Photoshop, selected the clor of the bonnet, and set the brush to deliver 100% color over the headlights.
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Mar 26, 2011 22:38 |  #3

kjonnnn wrote in post #12100058 (external link)
Why Adjust the tones of the car?

Good question. Who would? I didn't. Please excuse my spelling error, but what I said I did was...

"...selected the clor of the bonnet, and set the brush to deliver 100% color over the headlights..."

I should have written "color".
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Mar 26, 2011 23:36 |  #4

It's pretty simple people, don't use a CPL. This is the #1 reason I NEVER USE A CPL, with the exception of landscapes.


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Mar 27, 2011 02:22 |  #5

circular polarizer

Reason for using a CPL in some car photography would be to remove some unwanted reflections in the car's paint and windows.


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Mar 27, 2011 02:36 |  #6

Hope you don't mind
Simple to fix
add saturation layer mask out lights
far easier than sponging or any other tool I think.
Strangely I liked the effect from the polarizer


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Apr 16, 2011 18:28 |  #7

Gave this my best shot today.

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Not thrilled with the results but hey. Saturation layer on the lights, then a curves layer on the lights because after de-sat they were really bright and flat.

I think the real "best" solution would be tripod, one shot w/CPL, one shot w/o CPL, mask.

Whoever said to not use them, I'm sorry but the ability to cut reflections with a CPL far outweighs the inconvenience of rainbowlights.

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that looks aweful, and I also like the rainbowness a cpl can produce


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Apr 21, 2011 22:05 |  #9

Chippy569 wrote in post #12235918 (external link)
Gave this my best shot today.
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Not thrilled with the results but hey. Saturation layer on the lights, then a curves layer on the lights because after de-sat they were really bright and flat.

I think the real "best" solution would be tripod, one shot w/CPL, one shot w/o CPL, mask.

Whoever said to not use them, I'm sorry but the ability to cut reflections with a CPL far outweighs the inconvenience of rainbowlights.

We will agree to disagree. The best solution is to not use one, period.


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May 05, 2011 12:32 |  #10

Whoever said to not use them, I'm sorry but the ability to cut reflections with a CPL far outweighs the inconvenience of rainbowlights. Logo Design Pros (external link)




  
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