P&P Workflow: #7

by Jason D. Moore

Before:
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
    RAW

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

    Thanks for this Jason. Seeing the work you do in CS3 as well as Lightroom is helping me answer the question – with a workflow focused on developing images and armed with Lightroom, do I need CS3?

    February 28, 2007 at 2:52 pm
  • Mike
    Reply

    btw… have you ordered the D200 yet?

    February 28, 2007 at 2:53 pm
  • Jason D. Moore
    Reply

    Not yet. The money I get back for my tax return is going to go towards the D200 and I’m still waiting on a couple of forms before I can send those in. I’m going to try to have it in my hands by Photoshop World, though.

    And, thanks for all your support, Mike!

    February 28, 2007 at 6:17 pm

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