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Photoshop Lightroom Adventure by Mikkel Aaland

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8.4. Angela Drury Recipe 2: A Cibachrome Look

This recipe starts with a Lightroom default preset called Direct Positive. Angela takes the preset a bit further to imitate a traditional photographic printing process known commercially as Cibachrome, or generically as R-type printing. The result is a new richness for an initially flat image.

For this image, Angela started with one of Lightroom's default presets called Direct Positive. Figure 8-16 Initially, she liked the brightly saturated colors produced by this preset, but she ended up making minor modifications in the Basic, HSL, and Camera Calibration panes.

Figure 8-16. Figure 8-16
Figure 8-16a. Figure 8-16

Here, step-by-step, is what Angela did:

  1. She applied the Direct Positive preset to the image. It produced interesting tones, but there was too much yellow and there was a slight tint of green in the overall image. It was also a bit too dark. Figure 8-16

  2. Modify the undesirable effects in the HSL pane. Angela decreased the Green and Yellow Hue values (circled), then decreased the Saturation on the Orange, Yellow, and Aqua sliders to tone them down from their preset settings. Figure 8-17

    Figure 8-17. Figure 8-17
  3. In the Camera ...

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