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Postby mikemeister_admin » Sun Dec 20, 2009 12:08 am

I tried a different approach this time ,I think influenced by something you said recently.Looking at the  photoshop colors histogram I saw the red spiking on the right side(too much yellow) so I sought to control that.GregM
step1 pass with noise filter.
step2 in cmRGB red channel moved right side 255to250,slid left mark to where pixels start.
step3 in Lab I left shadow where it was and added very little lightness.step 4  slight saturation boost in HSB(watching red)
step5 a little edge sharpening.
A bit of work on an L curve,an s curve that doesn't overdrive the red gives the bottom image.
The difference between the images doesn't seem to be  that apparent as posted.GregM
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Postby ggroess » Sun Dec 20, 2009 4:56 pm

Do you think this is better than the R Channel applied with a mask as we discussed earlier??
I do like the edge sharpening you did  BTW...

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Postby mikemeister_admin » Mon Dec 21, 2009 3:17 pm

I think it was more an instance of thinking that the red was too hot and the simplest move was too sink the red in RGB.It took longer than I thought because changing saturation or the lightness brought back the imbalance.Edge sharpening  seems to work on some floral images by drawing the eye to a detail of the flower.GregM

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Postby mikemeister_admin » Wed Dec 23, 2009 4:50 am

This is the image done with CS4 and your Red split channel mask with medium blur and edge sharpening from the filter drop down menu.
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Postby ggroess » Wed Dec 23, 2009 2:17 pm

I think the second one is a bit better...

The saturation looks better overall...but if you look at the center of the flowers and the details in the "furry" areas..i think the blurred channel mask is the winner...It is subtle but I think it's real....


Anyone else care to weigh in on this one...it is a close call...

Greg

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Postby ggroess » Wed Dec 23, 2009 5:31 pm

Greg,
Would you please post these to the Gallery...post them as image 1 and image 2.  You should be able to add them to the gallery as a higher resolution image.

Pose the question as which one looks better and why?

Let's see if we can get some further input from forum users...

Greg

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Postby mikemeister_admin » Wed Dec 23, 2009 9:45 pm

Ok.GregM


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