Re: The group's techniques, 2
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Thanks for offering up your image for us.
I also enjoyed and used Robin’s suggestion. In fact, I used it on the whole image, from the scratch conversion to CMYK, using fully saturated, no masking.
I duplicated the CMYK base image and then used Robin’s screen blend suggestion. Then I duplicated that layer twice to my taste for the highlights. I put those 3 stacked screen blend layers together in a group.
Then I used a base layer duplicate on top of that and used multiply blend, opacity to my taste and more duplicated multiply layers, all for more shadows. I put the multiply layers in a group. I then decreased opacity of each group to control highlights and shadow.
I was pretty close to what I wanted with a lot less work! So thank you Robin.
There was not enough cyan, however, so I duplicated the base layer and then blended about 20% of the yellow channel into the Cyan to give it enough weight to play around with. (Before channel blending, there was almost no cyan in the screen left arm.)
Again I changed opacity with the cyan fortified layer to get a level around C 6-8% on that red in the left arm. That was pretty close to the par image, and I am now experimenting with a curve on top of the whole stack.
It’s not all the way to the par image yet, but it’s close to it, and better than my original entries. And it just took about three minutes.
I’m looking forward to trying and experimenting with all the other techniques Dan described, as well. Although in my entries I transported back and forth between color spaces, I never thought to use ProPhoto RGB, but I will soon be trying it. The technique I described above never left CMYK after the initial conversion.
On May 19, 2020, at 10:12 AM, Roberto Tartaglione <roberto@...> wrote: