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Great Photoshop Technique for making colors pop!

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Message posted at 04/16/2012, 15:04:52 PM by Nw10photography
I have to be honest and say that up until now I have been a little lazy when it comes to learning about Photoshop and its abilities.

So I invested in a number of books, joined NAPP and started learning more and moving away from actions that are for sale (I do agree that they do have their place, though).

A technique which I learnt that I wish to share with you, is that of making color pop using LAB MODE. Here is a lesson that I found on Youtube which I shared via my blog LINK

I hope that you like it and it helps with your images that you submit, because it has helped me alot with my images of late on here and elsewhere.

Thanks

Todor
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Adpower99
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Message posted at 04/16/2012, 17:44:21 PM by Adpower99
Thanks!
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Message posted at 04/17/2012, 02:58:58 AM by Miketea
Good link
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Message posted at 04/17/2012, 03:18:43 AM by Nw10photography
Thanks for liking the link. I hope it helps and adds another dimension to your images!
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Monysasi
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Message posted at 04/17/2012, 04:15:56 AM by Monysasi
Thanks for sharing
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Dgmate
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Message posted at 04/17/2012, 07:07:40 AM by Dgmate
Thank you for the link. Actually I heard the LAB technique from a friend before but this is the only time that I got all the details.
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Doogiexxxx
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Message posted at 04/17/2012, 15:46:11 PM by Doogiexxxx
nice
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Kenneystudios
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Message posted at 04/17/2012, 21:51:17 PM by Kenneystudios
Thanks for sharing!
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Message posted at 04/19/2012, 14:30:42 PM by Nw10photography
Folks, thanks for all your feedback and comments. Good luck with the technique and I hope it helps take your images to a new dimension. Don't forget to record it as an action in order to speed up your workflow.

Todor
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Viridana
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Message posted at 05/17/2012, 06:33:40 AM by Viridana
Very god tip! Thanks a lot! :oD


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Mudplucker
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Message posted at 05/22/2012, 16:42:07 PM by Mudplucker
Hi, i notice that the video says it (LabColor mode) does not work in Photoshop Elements, only in CS6... so what does everybody here use ? ?? I'm new this week and submitted 8 photos and only one was approved. Mainly because they already had a million ducks and mine was not above and beyond the million that they already have, lol. But i do realize that I'm competing against Photoshop images, not just against great photos, so i'm looking to get the same edge so that I can get approval on my pics too. Thanks for any help :)
kev
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Message posted at 05/23/2012, 07:52:34 AM by Viridana
I use photoshop CS 5. But I have learnt that some people who contribute to stockphoto use a lots of different software. Some of them even free software downloaded from internet.

So I guess it depends on creativity and skill more than anything else.


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Message posted at 05/23/2012, 08:10:26 AM by Nw10photography
Not sure about elements, as I don't use it. However, I will try and find something and add it to this thread if I do.

Todor
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Rrisely
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Message posted at 10/06/2012, 16:48:30 PM by Rrisely
That's a great link - A good tip.


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Fernley
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Message posted at 10/08/2012, 21:00:24 PM by Fernley
Very effective. As with many color/contrast changing techniques it often goes overboard and needs to be applied at a lower opacity - as stated in the video. So if you create an action, to do this with one click, stop the recording after you "set" the layer to soft light. That way you end the action and you have a layer to change the opacity to fit the image. You then just need to flatten the image and remember to change the mode back to RGB.

Thanks for the link.


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Message posted at 10/09/2012, 23:58:47 PM by Nancyfromafrica
hi would you be willing to donate some of your old books
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Message posted at 12/02/2012, 17:59:24 PM by BCritchley - member is an admin
I have books to donate :-) photography and photoshop.
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Sml
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Message posted at 12/16/2012, 16:01:12 PM by Sml
It works beautifully, love it thanks. One issue I am having (CS5) when I go to save the file jpeg does not come up in the save....what am does everyone save the file as? I most be missing something. Also in the video it states this does not work in photoshop elements.

appreciate any feed back about saving the file.

Susan
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Fernley
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Message posted at 12/16/2012, 21:59:01 PM by Fernley
Susan. After you apply the action the image will be in LAB color mode. You need to convert it back to RGB mode to save it as a JPG. Click on "Image", then "Mode", then select RGB color.


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Sml
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Message posted at 12/17/2012, 05:15:15 AM by Sml
Thank you Fernley,

I thought it had to do with the colour mode, but I could not figure out how to fix it....very grateful for the help and nw10protography for the technique.
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