It seems as though I’m always looking for a challenge and Stacy’s After-Before Friday Forum sets the stage to get me thinking. I’m submitting this post to After-Before Friday Week 13. When I originally looked at this picture I thought it was hopeless. It was way over exposed and very little of the color I saw in the posters came through. Working strictly with Photoshop… because my ancient MAC laptop is too old for Lightroom, I came up with the following layer corrections.
1. On my first layer copy, Layer 2, I decreased the Exposure by nearly 2.o and then played with the gamma correction and Offset. Unfortunately, I didn’t record what I had done. I wish that Photoshop or Lightroom would allow a print page of history so you remember what’s been done. I then cropped out the right side of the full image so that other greatly over exposed areas were removed.
2. My next step was to select individual posters from within the image using the rectangular marquee and put photo filters on them. The first one, using a new Layer 3, was the top middle poster. Sorry, can’t remember which filter but it was on the greenish side and then the if I recall somehow the black was increased. Then this poster along with the one below it were selected again using rectangular marquee and a cyan filter was applied.
3. There is an image with the name Daniel Black on it. This image was changed to B&W in Layer 4. Also, the poster in red just to the left was increased in red tones so it was more visible. The last steps were to increase Hue and Saturation on mostly blue tones were increased.