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.
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
Lenses: Primes, L series and cinema lenses...
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.
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.