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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

P&P Workflow: #6

by Jason D. Moore


Taken near the corner of 72nd Street & Central Park West, NYC 1/30/2007, 11:08 AM. Taken with available light, no flash.
  • Nikon D50
    Auto Exposure Mode
    18.0-50.00 f/3.5-5.6 lens
    1/640 at f/4.2
    ISO 200
    Focal Length 26mm

In Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 1.0:

  • Cropped to constrain proportions and make sure the right side of the subject was roughly along the left-hand third.
  • In Develop Module:
    White Balance: As Shot
    Temp: 5150
    Tint: -12
    Exposure: +0.61
    Recovery: 100
    Fill Light: 0
    Blacks: 28
    -Tone Curve:
    Highlights: +8
    Lights: +11
    Darks: +4
    Shadows: -18
    -Split Toning:
    Highlights: Hue-42, Saturation-12
    Shadows: Hue-229, Saturation-8

In Photoshop CS3 Beta:

  • Lab Sharpening:
    -Duplicate the background layer
    -Convert for Smart Filters
    -Convert to Lab Color
    -Select the Lightness channel
    -Apply an unsharp mask with the settings (Amount: 149%, Radius: 1.1px, Threshold: 0 levels)
    -Convert back to RGB. (Don’t rasterize or flatten when prompted.
  • Apply a radial gradient (white to black) from the center of the main subject outward to increase his sharpness while leaving the rest of the image, as is.
*If you would like to contribute to the P&P Workflow, please email Jason.