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Old May 5, 2007, 2:41 PM   #1
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Hi,


Hope you are having a nice weekend. Do you have any tips how to saturate the yellow flowers surrounded by all green?

If I saturate the yellow, it also effects the green - and it ends up looking un-natural. If you have the time. The picture is 100% untouched by PP tools and may serve as an example

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Old May 5, 2007, 3:35 PM   #2
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That's a nice challenge and fun to do the experiment. I adjusted the tonal range in LightZone and applied a little sharpening. Despite what looked like a good histogram in PS Elements, there seemed to be very little information in LZ at the black end, so it got expanded. I don't know exactly what you will find pleasing, but here it an attempt:
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Old May 5, 2007, 4:04 PM   #3
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OK. That´s much better. Thanks

I´m not so good at working with colour separation and layers in Photoshop. Do you think that would work also?

I mean it should be possible to separate the yellow and saturate that layer so that the saturation doesn´t affect the green

I have found it to be the hardest saturation task to enhance yellows against green backgrounds without using defoging or lowering the gamma value. For me anyhow.

But as I said, my PS skills are limited

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Maybe a PS guru will answer you, but yes I think what you suggested would work. I use PS Elements (and not even all of its capabilities) so I can't guide you about separation layers.

Nature seems to like the same yellow flowers in the fields of New Mexico, too.
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Old May 5, 2007, 5:22 PM   #5
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Elements would be more than enough for me, I think. It´s easy to drown in CS/CS2

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Thank you

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I have a photo I want to do this same type of thing with. Thanks for the tip
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Hi, you might benefit from this internal link

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/fo...mp;forum_id=90

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