A Simple Processing Step Based on Luminosity
CAN BRING OUT COLOR & DETAIL
BETTER THAN ALMOST ANY OTHER SINGLE STEP
Luminosity Blending (top – before)
Click to enlarge for details
Main Altar, Washington National Cathedral
From the viewpoint of a prostrate sinner 😉
This was done simply by –
- Opening the original image in Photoshop
- Adding a B&W version in the layer above the original
- NOTE – not just any B&W
- One converted using luminosity B&W conversion
- TIP – The Silver Efex Pro default setting is a straight Luminosity B&W conversion.
- Save a SEP default result and voila – Luminosity-based B&W
- Changing the blending mode of the B&W layer to luminosity
- Done in about a minute
You can used an image that’s been post-processed first. This example used the in-camera captured version.
If you enlarge the sample
- You’ll see an amazing increase in detail
- Please ignore the noise
- This is one of the images from “Oops! The ISO is 1600, dummy!” shoot discussed here
- (An interesting read if you have the time)
This is just one example of the use of luminosity in image processing. A powerful tool that doesn’t get the recognition it deserves.
Tomorrow – Part 2