LightMachine: select the brightest und darkest spots

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G?nter Diel

LightMachine: select the brightest und darkest spots

Postby G?nter Diel » Thu Feb 03, 2005 7:21 pm

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

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Postby HaraldHeim » Fri Feb 04, 2005 12:23 am

Please use the Threshold slider to limit the effect to only the darkest shadows or only the brightest highlights.

G?nter Diel

Threshold slider

Postby G?nter Diel » Sun Feb 06, 2005 8:49 pm

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

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Re: Threshold slider

Postby Huib » Mon Feb 07, 2005 10:57 am

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

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Postby HaraldHeim » Mon Feb 07, 2005 4:26 pm

OK, I'll add some more details and sample projects to the manual with the next update.

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Postby Guest » Mon Mar 14, 2005 5:03 pm

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.

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Postby HaraldHeim » Mon Mar 14, 2005 5:13 pm

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.

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Postby Guest » Mon Mar 14, 2005 8:11 pm

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?

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Postby HaraldHeim » Mon Mar 14, 2005 8:51 pm

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.

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Postby Guest » Sat Mar 19, 2005 11:20 am

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


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