Sunday, January 23, 2011
Day 23/365 Richie and Stephen
I will, however, tell you a new trick I've learned in Photoshop. I'm sure that this can be done in Gimp as well and I really like the results. First, go to Image>mode>desaturate and choose Grayscale. Then hit Image>mode>Duotones and choose the 2 colors. Then hit Image>mode>RGB colors and OK. This will get the image into a black and white or black and ? and then make the image editable. Now, you can click on Image>adjustment>color balance and play with the colors until you find the colors you like.
Now, this is what I recently discovered that is really making my latest pictures "pop" for me: Image>adjustments>shadow/highlight. When you first click on this, the picture looks really bad. Play with the amount of shadow and highlight (an adjuster bar) and I'm finding that I can really get some neat highlights on my pictures. I'm using Photoshop CS2. I'm sure the shadow/highlights button is in other programs, but may be elsewhere.
EXIF for this picture: Canon T2i with Tokina 100mm lens measured at 29mm, 1/200th sec, f4.6, ISO 100, external flash fired.