PHOTOSHOP TIPS FOR AVIATION PHOTOGRAPHERS - IMAGE PROCESSING WORKFLOW
In the olden days of film, darkrooms and hand-printing the steps to producing a colour print from a negative were as follows:
The digital revolution now means that processing is carried out on a computer using Photoshop or similar image manipulation software. My workflow is as follows:
You will notice that I use separate adjustment layers. Why? Quite simply because they provide much more flexibility by allowing me to tweak each layer independently as each new adjustment is made. For example, after adjusting the Levels and correcting the colour cast and contrast using Curves I might find that my image is still a little too dark. All I have to do is re-select the Levels layer and adjust the mid-tone/gamma value.
© Sťan Wilson 2005 - 2006