Post Processing Challenge November 14, 2020

Discussion in 'Digital Darkroom' started by PuntaColorada, Nov 14, 2020.

  1. There are no rules as to how you apply your post processing to this image; but, please let us know what you have done so we can all learn.
    If you would like to post a candidate image next week, please ensure it is of sufficiently high resolution for manipulation by the participants (3000px on the long side, 300dpi for example).

    Most of all, let's have fun while we are learning or demonstrating how we use our post-processing software, imaginations and interpretations.

    Cattle and dandelions.

  2. I played around with the new Photoshop 2021 features for this and it was ridiculously easy:
    - used the new 'neural filters' feature to transfer one of the built-in ''styles" to the photo (the golden yellow effect)
    - chose one of the skies under the "replace sky" feature (which somehow also included the rock :))
    - added some HPF sharpening and contrast
    Cattle 2 - mike.jpg
  3. ppc2.jpg
    I used half a dozen "content aware fill" selections in Photoshop CC to remove the buildings and fence. I tried "magic wand" to select the sky, but there were too many blank area shining through the tree limbs. I had better luck using Topaz Remask5 for sky selection, which I replaced with one of my cloudy sky photos. I blended the cloudy sky layer with the background image (in "multiply" mode) to give the appearance of a partly shaded field. Finally, I sharpened foreground areas, but not the clouds.
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2020
  4. Mixed in the red channel.

  5. I used Luminar 4 to replace the sky and add clouds. Then used PS CS6 to convert to B&W and adjust contrast.
  6. Here's another try, but more colorful. I only used Luminar 4 this time. I replaced the sky with the moon scene, then I used the Mystical tool to add a diffuse look to the lighting, and finally used the glow tool to make the foreground bright.
  7. Topaz Gigapixel>size reduction, Topaz Sharpening AI, DAP Luciano template, crop, LUT applied.
  8. I wont be relying on the new PS 2021 features for future PP challenge posts in the DD (it's not such a challenge) but this is one more I did yesterday just by applying a different built-in 'style':

    Cattle 3 - mike.jpg
  9. All work done in PSE2020: Cropped from top edge, converted to b & w, added effect with impressionist brush, then selectively dodged several areas, finishing touches with levels.


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