Assignment 101 – Kaycee Surman

This is a picture I took of the C&H Sugar Factory in Crockett. In order to enhance the image, I aimed to give it a little more of a moody tone and increase the vibrancy while emphasizing the details of the building. To do this, I adjusted the channel mixer to +118, -9, -9 in each output channel to make the colors pop. I embedded a different picture of clouds from creative commons and applied the blending mode, multiply at 75% to make the sky more interesting. Using the clone stamp tool, I erased the single cloud in the left corner. Then, I adjusted the levels and changed the blending mode to multiply again at 17% opacity, applying it to everything except the darkest parts of the trees by using a layer mask. Lastly, using the dodge tool, I slightly lightened the telephone pole and those shadows at the bottom of the trees to help bring some of the detail back into the bottom of the picture.

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Comments (2)

  1. I like your adjustments. Usually, that galvanized steel siding is so dull, but adding in the oranges and enhancing the rust patina has also made the dull steel more vibrant.

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