P&P Workflow: #5

by Jason D. Moore

Before:
Taken on 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
    1/1000 at f/5.3
    ISO 200
    Focal Length 40mm
    RAW

In Adobe Camera Raw 4.0:

  • Basic:
    White Balance: As Shot
    Temp: 5100
    Tint: -11
    Exposure: +0.87
    Recovery: 100
    Fill Light: 0
    Blacks: 20
    Brightness: +50
    Contrast: +25
  • HSL/Grayscale:
    Convert to Grayscale
    Reds: +14
    Oranges: -2
    Yellows: -11
    Greens: -19
    Aquas: -16
    Blues: +13
    Purples: +24
    Magentas: +21
  • Detail:Sharpening: 25

In Photoshop CS3 Beta:

  • Duplicate the background layer.
  • Convert the duplicate layer for Smart Filters.
  • Apply a Lens Correction filter:
    Vertical Perspective: -8
    Horizontal Perspective: +11
    Angle: 358.76
    Scale: 108
  • Apply a Curves Adjustment Layer to the bricks with points at Input/Output 167/125 and 205/219. This brings out the various shades in the brick to add character.
  • Apply a Curves Adjustment Layer to the stone work with points at Input/Output 37/0 to add contrast to the stone.
  • Stamp visible and apply a Vignette with an amount of -75.
  • Apply a Curves Adjustment Layer to the whole image with points at Input/Output 27/21 and 189/195 to increase the overall contrast.
After:

*If you would like to contribute to the P&P Workflow, please email Jason.
Comments:
  • Mike
    Reply

    You’ve done a great job with this image. It’s interesting to see how you achieved the final result.

    February 12, 2007 at 3:01 pm

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