Improve Contrast

Discussion in 'Landscape & Cityscape' started by Karikalan, Jan 26, 2007.

  1. Karikalan

    Karikalan TPF Noob!

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    This is a sunset shot taken on the lake of Zug in Swiss.
    I was expecting more contrast in the photo. but when I got the film developed it was disappointing. I felt the view was more colourful than here in this picture. It would be helpful if you could share the secret of making more colourful or contrast pictures.
    What settings should I handle to get such a picture.


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  2. tpe

    tpe TPF Noob!

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    The easiest way is probably in photoshop. Image meneue Adjustments brightness and contrast, then to go to the image meneue adjustments shadow highlights with the show more options checked and mess around with the sliders

    But the first thing i would do is to duplicate the layer twice

    with the top duplicate set the layer blending to colour
    then make a layer between the two duplicates, fill it with grey and set it to saturation
    then on the bottom of the duplicates start playing around with the colour balance so as you can bring the contrast out by changing the colour channels

    as it gives you more control and is nice and easy to see what is happening in a non destructive way.

    or a combination of all three of course :)

    tim
     
  3. Jeremy Z

    Jeremy Z No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I was going to play around with it, but your host doesn't allow me to save the pic...
     

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