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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

P&P Workflow: #7

by Jason D. Moore

Taken on 72nd Street, NYC 1/30/2007, 11:18 AM. Taken with available light, no flash.
  • Nikon D50
    Auto Exposure Mode
    18.0-50.00 f/3.5-5.6 lens
    1/1600 at f/4.0
    ISO 200
    Focal Length 25mm

In Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 1.0 (Develop Module):

  • Basic:
    White Balance: As Shot
    Temp: 4800
    Tint: -13
    Exposure: +0.76
    Recovery: 100
    Fill Light: 28
    Blacks: 19
  • Tone Curve:
    Highlights: 0
    Lights: +10
    Darks: -9
    Shadows: -45
  • Split Toning:
    Highlights: Hue – 47, Saturation – 35
  • Detail:
    Sharpening: 100

In Photoshop CS3 Beta:

  • Duplicate background layer (on general principles to preserve the original)
  • Convert for Smart Filters.
  • Apply a little grain by applying a Lens Blur with a Noise amount of 3 with a monochromatic, uniform distribution. (I just like the way lens blur applies the noise.)
  • Apply a Lens Correction Filter with the following settings:
    -Vignette – Amount: -79, Midpoint: +43
    Vertical: -17
    Horizontal: +5
    Angle: 359.99
    Scale: 108
  • Add a Curves Adjustment Layer to push the lamp closer to white. Fill the mask with black and, with a soft-edged brush, paint with white over the lamp.
  • There were some spots on the window, so I created a new layer and cloned and healed those spots, making sure the “Sample All Layers” box is checked.
*If you would like to contribute to the P&P Workflow, please email Jason.