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    Default Re: [Help] How to my sky looks blue?

    this is my version. hope u like it.

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    Default Re: [Help] How to my sky looks blue?

    All versions are very good... the sky looks naturally blue.

    Clockunder: nice rainbow effect...
    jnet6: Care to tell the tips of your version?

    Thanks to all Gurus for the contributions.
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    Default Re: [Help] How to my sky looks blue?

    mutilply the blue channel by 1.5x, increase the saturation of blue by 50, hue 5, lightness -20.

    *but do watch out for other areas of blue eg. the man in blue shirt.

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    Default Re: [Help] How to my sky looks blue?

    Quote Originally Posted by jnet6
    mutilply the blue channel by 1.5x, increase the saturation of blue by 50, hue 5, lightness -20.

    *but do watch out for other areas of blue eg. the man in blue shirt.

    Thanks a lot for the tips.
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    Default Re: [Help] How to my sky looks blue?

    You may wanna to try using Channels or change your image from RGB to LABS, done your editing then convert back to RBG.

    Hope that's help

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    Default Re: [Help] How to my sky looks blue?

    Or do the selection in the green channel, ie select the leaves then inverse the selection. there will be blue in the leaves as it reflect the sky. so maybe green channel selection more accurate.

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    Default Re: [Help] How to my sky looks blue?

    http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/34210853/

    well, this is now my version

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    and what did u do this time?

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    Default Re: [Help] How to my sky looks blue?

    use select/color range. then use lasso +magic to select the trees area, and then a gradient after that use channel mixer(blues), add extra saturation

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    Default Re: [Help] How to my sky looks blue?

    U can use curves and do a "S" shape curve adjustment to increase contrast. I think that it will bring up quite some blue in the sky.
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    Default Re: [Help] How to my sky looks blue?

    Quote Originally Posted by imouyang
    U can use curves and do a "S" shape curve adjustment to increase contrast. I think that it will bring up quite some blue in the sky.
    I tried something like that on it, didnt really have that significant an effect, maybe i just did it wrong but the other gradient method looked much better.

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    This is what I got... still harsh.

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    Default Re: [Help] How to my sky looks blue?

    find it difficult to pp this photo. as usual jpeg file will have a high level of color noise from pp.

    this is my best to give a rich bright sky blue which some people may like but i personally does not like. i find that light blue and green (whether dark or light or limey green) all makes the color temperature too moderate and bland, lacks in the mood and color contrast ......

    if you can avoid, avoid those bad days. i find that shooting is not just all about equipments, however neither is it all about the photographer. no matter how xu chun mei look, no amt of gd photographic skills is going to make xu chun mei look like xu ruo xuan.

    first of all, the topic must be of interest. that constitutes various things such as the meaning of the subject, the aesthetic of the subject and the composition, space & line. you must have someone who looks at least pleasant to make a good model.

    lighting is like a facial expression. the same face looks different when it gives a different expression. it can either gives a bland feeling or evokes a feeling. and i find that good days give me a lot of good photo, and bad days give me a lot of work to do on pp and some cannot be salvaged if the details are too much in shadow or already blown by the highlights.

    coming to shooting gd scenaries is abt gd luck or gd preparation/anticipation/waiting/planning.
    i guess most singaporeans who dun work for national geographics dun find that kind of time to wait for a week for a gd sunset on a building or a river. so make do with what you come across and dun feel too bad if you can't have the best photos out of the majestic view you have in harsh lighting or difficult lighting and just thank god whenever the kelvins are right.

    of cos, if you are serious in getting your photos in the best viewable state to you fellow mates, do consider joining in the raw format at a higher megapixel rate. tossing a bad jpeg file around to get the best effects can be very frustrating and helpless..... that's when i'm doing my own jpeg files from my old pns....and i know it very well.....



    my steps are fairly haphazard, so i doubt it is of any useful knowledge to anyone

    DH 30%
    select above horizon
    blue sat +50
    cyan sat +50 hue-10
    yel hue -20 sat +40
    reduce noise strength 10 preserve details 40 reduce color noise 100%
    LRGBI 40-230
    LredI 40-255
    green sat-100
    large area gaussian blur 20 pixels small area 5 pixels
    select below horizon
    LRGBI 30-160
    contrast -10
    yellow hue sat+30
    Last edited by zoossh; 5th June 2006 at 12:24 AM.

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    Default Re: [Help] How to my sky looks blue?

    my own version without caring for a blue sky.

    it is a quicker fix. i didn't bother to smoothen out the color noise



    high pass
    LRGBI 40-255 BS 0.75
    select below horizon
    LRGBI 20-150
    select above horizon
    LRGBI 30-230
    blues hue+100
    shirt select sat-100
    Last edited by zoossh; 5th June 2006 at 12:10 AM.

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    Default Re: [Help] How to my sky looks blue?

    Here's my version. hope you like it

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    Default Re: [Help] How to my sky looks blue?

    Quote Originally Posted by HVB88
    Thanks for the reply.

    As requested, this is the original pic:



    Here's my version.

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    create new layer > photo filter > choose color or preset filter ex. deep blue> slide density to your hearts content> uncheck preserve luminosity> check preview> click ok> pick your gradient tool> click & drag to point where you want to start & end your gradient> click your brush tool to brush off the image where you dont want your blue filter over those trees



    hth

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    Lightbulb Re: [Help] How to my sky looks blue?

    Use Selective Colours from your PSCS adjustment tools.

    Simply increase the saturational level of the colour you're focusing on.

    Simple, Easy, Beautiful.

    Try to work it on a dubbed layer, den decrease the opacity to fuse the colours correctly, it'll help retaining the original resolution of your original image.


    I'm not the best out here, but this is what I do, that work

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    Default Re: [Help] How to my sky looks blue?

    Thanks to All for your valueable comments... will take note of that...
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