http://www.goodlight.us/writing/luminos ... sks-1.html
I have used these for some time and they fill a need for actions not easily accomplished in other ways since they are directed to luminosity regions rather than limited tonal regions in a photographic image. Obviously this will require installation of and a certain familiarity with Photoshop.
There are also some other actions available from this photographer, should you want them. Digital Sheimflug (assuring maximum depth of field through multiple exposures without the attending dileterious effects of diffraction caused by simply stopping down a lens) and saturation masking are also of very definite benefit.
Thank you so much for passing this on.
http://www.fantasticmachines.com/store/ ... p?cPath=24
and it's totally free!! Thanks for the other links, they are great. Cheers Jan
http://www.photodex.com/sharing/viewsho ... 2049&alb=0
I watched the whole show, laughed at the "Palace Closed" sign, and was stunned by the incredible topiary. How do they trim those things? With sky hooks?
You did a great job for your friend.
Right now the terrific fine tuning capabilities of the image editor aren't possible in the image manager (ACDSee, Lightroom, Bibble, etc). But, that may change in the next couple of years.
I'm not ready to hand over the fine fine-tuning of the image editor to the fine tuning capabilities in the image manager. I'm more like doing crude fixes like tone and exposure than color correction in LR right now . . . I find my self finishing the job in Photopaint.
I don't know how many here have ever used variable contrast materials in a traditional wet darkroom, but in the event that there are some here, this has the potential of providing twelve separate and distinct variable contrasts within a given image without altering the overall (global contrast) of the image.
The same could be said for saturation masks. The saturation masks contain within them the possibility of altering s a given saturation without altering the overall (global) saturation of an image.
The reason that I am reitterating what these masks are capable of doing is that I gather, perhaps mistakenly, that some here do not grasp the full implication of these actions. There is nothing automatic about the actions other than the creation of the masks...it is still up to us who use them to decide which masks are applicable and hence chosen for a given application.
I have created these masks without downloading the actions from the link that I provided. They are a little tricky to create...one should follow the directions very precisely if that is the direction that one chooses to take.
Good luck and enjoy!!!
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