Does this image look useful to you?
Well I included it in the
Verities Vignette texture set in the hopes of inspiring your creativity, this is how I used it tonight – Before:
There you’ll see the edged dodged down in a
nicely organic way…control the darkness and control the perception of the image!
22 “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. 23 But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!
BibleGateway.com – Matthew 6:22-23
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Following in the footsteps of my retouching tutorials:
I know these are written to a more abstract level and so today I’d like to provide a more hands-on experience and so I have
posted this L*A*B* colorspace photoshop file for you to download. There are eleven layers in this file, from the starting image, on up through the finished look.
Let’s dig in
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Here’s our starter image for this discussion:
here’s our finished image for this discussion:
Now you’re right that’s not the EXACT same image, but there’s just a moment’s difference – I couldn’t find the un-retouched version.
I did find a smaller resolution version – again the point of contention is the vanishing point in the composition. You may compose this while you’re shooting – and it may be proper as you’re composing the environmental elements in your image – but what is the compelling ‘moment’ of the image?
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Photoshop Insider » Getting That Cool Gritty Look Right in Camera Raw and Photoshop or Lightroom
Read the above full explanation, and start with these settings:
Fill Light = 100%
Blacks = Test this one to taste: 10-100%
Contrast = 50-100%
Clarity = 100%
Vibrance = 50-100%
Recovery = 0-100%
Saturation = -81% rely on your vibrance to color the image and desaturate to get the metallic look.
Download the Photoshop Lightroom Grunge Preset download
Before image on the left. Below,
Dark Descent lighting overlays applied to the effect.
Have fun with the
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