Re: Case Studies in Retrospect

Thomas Hurd,MD

I will say that I have tried channel mixer, but image>apply image is first of all much easier to begin with. 

I have been using Channel Power Tools, which lends itself beautifully to apply image. 

I think that working on the channels for blending and masking is one of the most wonderful thing about Photoshop in image correction.

When I had no idea what I was doing in Carnival, having never produced a CMYK image before, I took the RGB channels and essentially copied them into CMYK. From there I used adjustments like curves, etc. but also the brush tools, like dodge and burn, and the brush itself to paint in shadows and highlights for the individual channels. I Emma’s able to get a better shape to the colored image that way.

I didn’t use the brush techniques on the channels frequently in the other exercises, except during masking.

Tom Hurd

On Aug 14, 2020, at 2:56 PM, k_d@... wrote:

Our thanks again for everything and helpful final words.

And questions:
I think most have learned how to channel blend via apply image to channels and use for image is a valuable tool as you pointed out in your summary.
I'm thinking we can achieve the same result using channel mixer adjustment layer in place of apply image channel seems to be the same thing using a different Ps tool/technique.

And the questions are:
Will channel mixer work OK? and why did you not use it in preference to channel blending via apply image?
How can we use channel mixer to get your channel blending results; i.e. what are the basic procedural steps and perhaps a sample image done both ways?

I'm thinking it will work but I have not been successful doing so, yet. (I have not given up)

Doug Schafer

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