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LightMachine: select the brightest und darkest spots

Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2005 7:21 pm
by G?nter Diel
Hello!

I bought LightMachine and I'm very impressed by it's possibilites.
In many Images I want only to darken the highest highlight
und/or to brighten the darkest shadows.

What's the best way to do this?

It's easy to do it with Photoshops "Shadow/Highlight" function.
But wenn I try this with LightMachine, it's very difficult to limit the effect
to the brightest und darkest spots.


Günter Diel

Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2005 12:23 am
by HaraldHeim
Please use the Threshold slider to limit the effect to only the darkest shadows or only the brightest highlights.

Threshold slider

Posted: Sun Feb 06, 2005 8:49 pm
by G?nter Diel
The Threshold slider alone doesn't work to achieve the desired effekt.
With Threshold AND Radius slider I get what I want.

Perhap it would a good idea to put some pictures in the manual with detailed
explanations how to use all the gerat features.

Günter

Re: Threshold slider

Posted: Mon Feb 07, 2005 10:57 am
by Huib
Günter Diel wrote:The Threshold slider alone doesn't work to achieve the desired effekt.
With Threshold AND Radius slider I get what I want.

Perhap it would a good idea to put some pictures in the manual with detailed
explanations how to use all the gerat features.

Günter


Yes. That would be a great idea. I am just playing with Lightmachine and only sometimes I get good results. There are some sample pictures and let Harold tell how he has done this! :D

Posted: Mon Feb 07, 2005 4:26 pm
by HaraldHeim
OK, I'll add some more details and sample projects to the manual with the next update.

Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 5:03 pm
by Guest
HaraldHeim wrote:OK, I'll add some more details and sample projects to the manual with the next update.


When are you giving some samples and details. I find it very difficult to work with Lightmachine. Replacing colors for an example is in PS much easier for me to understand. Grey to blue is difficult or blue to orange is impossible.

Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 5:13 pm
by HaraldHeim
Please have a look at the new presets that were added to LigheMachine 1.0b. It contains presets for turning blue to white and orange to white. You can take these as a starting point.

We didn't manage to add a more detailed tutorial in Version 1.0b yet, but please have a look at the Step-by-Step page in the manual. It contains some very details instructions for standard procedures.

It is probably easier to use PS' Color Replace tool, because it only offers three sliders, but LightMachine's Color Replace Pro mode has much more options and lets you fine tune the result very precisely.

LightMachine is certainly a pro tool, so you need to invest more time, but the results will make it worth it.

Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 8:11 pm
by Guest
HaraldHeim wrote:Please have a look at the new presets that were added to LigheMachine 1.0b. It contains presets for turning blue to white and orange to white. You can take these as a starting point.

We didn't manage to add a more detailed tutorial in Version 1.0b yet, but please have a look at the Step-by-Step page in the manual. It contains some very details instructions for standard procedures.

It is probably easier to use PS' Color Replace tool, because it only offers three sliders, but LightMachine's Color Replace Pro mode has much more options and lets you fine tune the result very precisely.

LightMachine is certainly a pro tool, so you need to invest more time, but the results will make it worth it.


The presets gives a lot of colors for change to gray. But is it possible to change a boring grey sky to blue?

Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 8:51 pm
by HaraldHeim
As long as the sky is not totally grey you can try to raise contrast and saturation. Also try to add a blue color on the C-Color tab sheet.

If you send me the image, I can send you a LightMachine preset for doing that.

Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 11:20 am
by Guest
HaraldHeim wrote:As long as the sky is not totally grey you can try to raise contrast and saturation. Also try to add a blue color on the C-Color tab sheet.

If you send me the image, I can send you a LightMachine preset for doing that.


Harald,

I send you 2 files. One made in PS and the orignal. I am wondering what you can do in Lightmachine :roll:

Huib