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Sweet Potato Land

Larger on white

 

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Exposure settings: f/4, 0.003 sec (1/400), ISO 100, 12 mm

 

Pre-processing: Pre-sharpening, contrast enhancement, white balancing and tone-corrected a single RAW file in Lightroom.

 

Post-processing: Local colour contrast enhancement with the Color Balance-, Curves- and Level Adjustment Layers.

 

Final touch-ups: Post-sharpening with Unsharp Mask in Soft Color layer mode. Burning & Dodging on a 50% gray-filled layer - see previous Daily Tip.

 

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Tip: To add some extra (colour) depth into landscapes in particular, use the Clouds filter with a Soft Light Layer blending. Be sure to define a foreground and background colour first by selecting the Eyedropper tool (I) and select a lighter colour within you image. Hold down the Alt key and do the same to select a darker background color. Go to Filter > Render > Clouds to create a new clouded layer. Use Ctrl + F to repeat the filter as long as you're satisfied and change its layer opacity and blending to resp. 65% on Soft Light. Use a layermask to paint in or out unwanted areas.

 

Download cresk actionpack for PS CS3 here

 

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Song: Ede Staal - Doar bluit mien eerappellaand

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Taken on February 21, 2009