Highlights & Shadows Enhancements with TTS PRO

Highlights & Shadows Enhancements with TTS PRO

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In this tutorial is shown how to use the highlights and shadows enhancements using TTS PRO

The first group of highlights and shadows adjustments are in the field warm and cold filters – they are Warm Highlights – Cold Highlights – Warm Shadows – Cold Shadows

The main use of these buttons is to accentuate the effect of golden hour or blue hour in the images and to give more dynamism at dusk pictures

 

Warm highlights and warm shadows increase the levels of warm in the picture – they are very usefull for increasing golden hour effect or to give more energy into the sun direction

Cold highlights and cold shadows increase the levels of cold in the picture – they are very usefull to increase the blue hour effect or give a soft blue touch to milky way, night shot or to mix with blue the colors of sunset

 

The other interested buttons of highlights and shadows inside TTS PRO panel are More Highlights and Shadows Recovery. Both are filters that allow a quick click to lighten highlights and shadows.

More highlighs gives more energy to sunset and sunrises increasing the highlights in the landscape sky without burn it.

Shadows recovery increase the luminosity of shadows going to recover some parts of the peripheral image where we risk losing details

Enjoy the video

 

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3 Different Ways to Create Beautiful Orton Effect

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The Orton Effect is a glow effect added to photographs in post-production. I’ts largely used in landscape to create a dreamy effect. The Orton Effect found applications also in portrait photography and it is used to create a surreal impact. For this reason it is very used by photographer during editing

The Orton effect consisted of superimposing two or more images of the same scene with very different exposure characteristics on a slide. Of these, one is perfectly focused while the others are blurry

Being a widespread effect in photography I noticed that it is also full of tutorials about how to make it, but it seems that everyone does this in a different way from the others and there is no standard way to accomplish it

That is why I did my guide within the orton effect to make it three different typologies that I usually use:

 

FIRST METHOD (MORE DARKS)

1. Duplicate your background layer by holding Ctrl+J, or CMD+J on a Mac.

2. With this new layer selected, go to Image>Apply Image. Make sure your settings are the same as the settings in the image below

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3. Next change the Blend Mode of the top layer to Multiply. This will darken the image

4. Go to Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur. While looking at the image, change the Radius until you have the

effect you are looking for, then press Ok

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SECOND METHOD (MORE BRIGHTS)

1. Duplicate twice your background layer by holding Ctrl+J, or CMD+J on a Mac

2. With the first layer, go to Image>Apply Image. Make sure your settings are the same as the settings in the image below, repeat it twice

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3. Now go to the layer on top and Go to Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur. While looking at the image, change the Radius until you have the effect you are looking for, then press Ok

4. Merge all layers and set Screen as blending mode

 

THIRD METHOD (MORE DETAILS)

1. Duplicate twice your background layer by holding Ctrl+J, or CMD+J on a Mac

2. Deselect the layer on top than with the second go to Go to Blur>Gaussian Blur set it between 20/25

3. Go to Image>Adjustments to increase brightness and contrast, then decrease the opacity to 10%

 

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4. Now make visible the layer on top,  go to Filters>Others>High Pass and put radius as your personal taste

5. Group all layers


4 Methods to Correct Color Cast in Photoshop

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In this tutorial we will see how to correct color cast fastly and very effectively, I selected 4 methods among most used for final results.

some of these techniques are more rapid other more longer,  below you will find all this methods starting from the easiest to the most longer. This is because not all the techniques work in the same way with different images, there are some of this that may be work great with some pictures but they could not do the same with others, that’s why below there are 4 methods to correct color cast in Photoshop, so that you can use them in every situation

 

THE 4 METHODS

1) The first method is very simple to use, go to Image>Auto Color this automatically correct your color cast neutralizing the main color cast

2) The second method is by using match color, go to Image>Adjustments>Match Color and select Neutralize this restore the color cast and it does a better job than Auto Color

3) Next one is to use Adobe Camera Raw, go to Filters>Adobe Camera Raw, now change the white balance from As shot to Auto to have a auto correct of color cast, if you don’t like it, you can move the temperature slider below to customize colors

4) The last method to correct color cast in Photoshop is to use the white point, select threshold adjustment layer and move the slider to find the brights. Now select the color sampler tool and put it on the white point. Now go to levels adjustment layer and select the white eyedropper tool, click on the white point selected and photoshop will auto correct color relying on the white point selected.

These was the 4 methods to correct color casts in photosh, below you will find the video tutorial, enjoy!

 

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