Re: Monument Valley: comments on individual versions
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I’ve already outed myself as the owner of 827. At Dan’s suggestion in his comments, I did try the multiply though blue mask, and it worked just fine, better than a hue saturation adjustment layer.
I’m not surprised Dan wasn’t sure what I did, because I just reread my description, and I could hardly understand it myself.
I will try once more, maybe simpler.
I blended three versions:
Monday one was a quick mmmcb only, default values.
The second was a bit more detailed, with BIGGER HAMMER action and H-K before the MMMCB.
Having a satisfactory version safely in my pocket, I went for broke Sunday afternoon and evening.
I did a few unusual moves (for me) on the third version.
At last my colors dulled down, my contrast overdone with S/H, I tried something new (for me) the MMM fine-tuned action that Gerald Bakker developed as a refinement to the regular PPW. For the selection I drew a rectangle around the face of the butte. After the MMM fine-tuned (for those who haven’t tried it, you can find it as an action in “my actions” in the PPW Panel download), I used the color boost 2018, again from the same action panel.
I took this mountain of layers and made a composite layer.
I took the three versions. and blended them with color and luminosity % to taste.
The upshot is I really took more steps than I needed, but eventually got the luminosity changes I wanted, and blended the week’s worth of layers together.
Thomas Hurd, MD