Today, I started cleaning out my office closet and ran across a note a favorite photographer had given me last November. I asked him what are channels in Photoshop? His answer helped me to process my Fresh Tuna photo today…..Here is what he said to do…open up an image in PS and notice the box to the right….it should default to the layers view…change it to channels and select one color…then drop a curves adjustment on it, trying to get the optimal color range..do the same for each color…go back to layers mode and change the blend mode to luminosity or multiply or soft light…depending on what you want…. adjust the opacity and copy the layer…. change the color mode to lab…repeat the process…As for sharpening, change to lab mode again and create a unsharp mask over JUST the “L” channel…Yes, this is a bit over my head but I was able to figure out a few things…The above photo is the results to his instructions..
Funny thing is, when I received these instructions last November, I had no clue as to what he was talking about, but today I had a clue! YES! Finally, I am catching on….So THANK YOU Neil Kremer on Flickr!
p.s. We actually bought fresh tuna off that boat for $2 a pound….I bought 10 pounds and didn’t blink an eye! It was soooooo yummy…..