Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Bicycles Built for Two

The above photographs illustrate just one example of what you can do in Adobe's Photoshop. The top photograph is the original image I took when walking through the French Quarter in New Orleans with my wife and daughter. On the top photograph I had only done the usual fine tuning adjustments using Photoshop CS5.

With the bottom photograph I got a bit more creative. First I isolated the red tones by using the >Select >Color Range pull-down tab menu at the top of Photoshop's editor. I used the Eyedropper Tool in the Color Range to select just the red tones in the bicycle. I adjusted the Range slide tool until only the red tones were visible and everything else was black. The Color Range tool also picked-up some of the red in the bricks. Then I uses the >Image >Adjustments >Invert pull-down tab menu at the top of Photoshop's editor to reverse the images selected red tones. With Invert selected everything outside of the selected red tones will be affected by Photoshop's editing options. Under the >Image >Adjustments >Black & White adjustments pull-down tab I was able to create a black and white photograph while not affecting the red tones in the image. I then painstakingly painted in all of the other colors back onto the bicycle only using the Eyedropper Tool and the Color Replacement Tool on the left side photo edit bar. When using the Color Replacement Tool the Zoom Tool comes in very handy for the details.
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Technical Data: Nikon D3 with a Nikon NIKKOR AF-S 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G lens, Subject Distance: Infinity, Exposure: 1/30s at f/5.6, Focal Length: 120mm, ISO: 200, Filter: Circular Polarizer, Post Processing: Adobe Photoshop CS5, Date: 08/04/2009 at 8:20 am

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