CS3 Image Adjustments

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Photo Information
Copyright: Claude Quintal (faxa) (37)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-29
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Edited by: Silke Force (Silke) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
Edited Image Upload Date: 2007-08-03 11:58:15
Categories: Water Plants
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ20, Leica 36-432mm, Hoya 82mm UV SMC
Exposure: 4, 1/320 seconds
Workshop Note
Hello Claude
Thank you for enabling the workshop posting here.
I really like your original PoV and thought that some small changes might give it more punch -- but remember this is art, not science, so different people have different tastes!
The first thing I did was to straighten the horizon. It's not perfectly straight yet because I did not want to lose any more of the flowers in the bottom left.
I used my magic want to select the wood of the foreground and then reversed the selection.
Then I went to Image > Adjustments > match colour and I increased the luminance to 150% and then neutralize and then slid the fade bar to minimize the neutralizer by 80%. This put a little more blue into the water and cooled down the green a little (making it less yellow).
Then I reversed the selection of the magic wand tool again so that the wood was the portion being adjusted. One again Image > Adjustments > Match colour but this time decrease the luminance so that the wood is darker.
Sharpen edges and repost
What do you think?
BTW: That Image > Adjustments > Match Colour combination is very handy when working with portraits too. Adding light like that can make a huge difference.
Thanks again for letting me play with your beautiful image!
Cheers
silke
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