Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Miss Behaving: A Quickie

January 14, 2010 by  
Filed under Miss Behaving, Tutorials, Weekly Features

When working on a photo, sometimes I feel that adding a photo treatment is so much work. I start off with an idea in mind, then get side-tracked and before you know it, I’ve spent over an hour playing with settings, gradient maps and I end up with a headache.

Sometimes I just want to say, “Not tonight honey, I’m tired.”

However, I figured I could give you all a quickie. ;)

This is another “Fake HDR” photo treatment. It is so fast, you probably won’t want to blink because you might miss it. Bwahahaha (I crack myself up.)

In keeping with the theme, I’m using my friend Mr. Heron. Actually, this is a new boy. Look at his pretty plumage and bright blue around his eyes. He’s on the make. When this fine avian species is ready to find a mate, he is beautiful. Yes … he’s in the mood for love. :D

    First step:

Go to Image > Mode > Lab Mode
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    Second step:

Click on the Channels Tab, then highlight the “Lightness” layer.
**Warning – This will turn your image black & white – dont worry. We’ll be changing it back very shortly.**
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    Third Step:

Go to Filter > Sharpen > Unsharpen Mask.
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These are the settings I used:
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    Fourth Step:

Go to Image > Mode > RGB Color. (We have our color back.)
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    Fifth Step:

Click on the Layers Tab, then duplicate your original layer.
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    Sixth step:

Go to Filter > Other > High Pass.
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These are the settings I used:
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    Seventh step:


Change the Blend Mode to “Vivid Light”.
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    Eighth step:


Click on the Create New Fill/Adjustment button (circled in red). Select Gradient.
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These are my settings:
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    Ninth step:


Change the Blend Mode to “Soft Light” and lower th Opacity to 50%.
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See … amazing results in less than ten steps!

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    After:


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This is so easy, I did a couple more examples for you:

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Comments

4 Responses to “Miss Behaving: A Quickie”
  1. Sandra says:

    hmmm, and quick it was for sure :-D
    cool tip! I’m gonna try it out, though I’m still in the dark what the lab mode actually does. I’ve seen it in a few other tuts before, but it has never been explained the why LOL
    Thanks MissB!

  2. Gail says:

    Love this effect – thanks for the great tutorial!

  3. Rebecca says:

    Bwahahaha!!! You got me laughing this morning, girl! Thanks for another awesome tutorial! You’re the best! Thanks for the quickie! : )

  4. Sandy_in_MD says:

    Thanks for the “quickie” Miss B! Another awesome tutorial!

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