Tuesday, August 1, 2006
Exploring with the wide end of the focal spectrum opens up a world of creative compositional possibilities
To download a high resolution version of this photo, click here!You can accomplish these steps quickly, and the first two can be done with either RAW- or JPEG-shot images. The techniques work in all image-adjustment programs that let you see where the blacks and whites are in your photograph. Note that the only adjustment here that's designed specifically to change color is Hue/Saturation, and I suggest that its use might be optional, at times.
We'll look at these adjustment secrets one at a time. Ideally, you should use them as adjustment layers so no pixels are actually changed. Adjustment layers let you readjust any layer as needed with no effect on image quality. But you can do these adjustments directly to the photo if you aren't using layers yet.
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