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2 Comments It's THE Tracey P! - 09-06-2008 23:29:33
I'm an effin' genius I tell ya! After years and years of doing my level best to keep my Photoshop skills to a bare minimum I finally decided to try out using adjustment layers tonight. Now considering I normally don't use layers period, this was a big jump. I've only scratched the surface and we'll see if I scratch any harder or just continue on my happy way with what I know now. Part of me wants to dig deep into Photoshop so at least I know what I'm capable of so I can apply it in the appropriate situations but then a large part of me wants to just keep it simple. Right now I do most of my corrections during the RAW conversion process and then do some minor dodging, burning and cleanup in PS to finish the photo.

For the photos on this page I started by lowering the contrast, desaturating a bit and lowering the white balance to give it a bit of a cool tone. After that I added a photo filter adjustment layer set to "soft light" and added 25% sepia. That was fine in itself but then I made another adjustment layer just the same but set to "hard light". That one looked fine by itself as well but when I stacked them on top of each other I found I liked it even better. So that's how I did it.

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Canon EOS 40D
85 mm
1/100 sec
f 4
ISO 100