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.
Auto Exposure Mode
18.0-50.00 f/3.5-5.6 lens
1/640 at f/4.2
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
Fill Light: 0
Highlights: Hue-42, Saturation-12
Shadows: Hue-229, Saturation-8
In Photoshop CS3 Beta:
-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.