Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Controlling Color Luminosity with B/W

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This is a technique I use frequently.

To create the contrast in the color image above, I used a B/W conversion with Nik Silver Efex Pro which was layered as a luminosity blend layer.

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Above is the original Photomatix Pro HDR image in Photoshop.

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I ran the image through Nik Silver Effects to get a nice contrast between the leaves and the veins and blended it with the original color image.

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Here is the resulting luminosity blend. In this case, I used the layer at full 100%. The blend layer is easily reduced to any density if needed.

The luminosity layer functions as a dodge and burn layer for the color layer. The tonal densities are superimposed over the color image. This method is sometimes referred to as a contrast mask.

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Source: http://www.pixiq.com/article/controlling-color-luminosity-with-bw

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