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Photoshop Lightroom Adventure by Mikkel Aaland

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8.9. Mikkel Aaland Recipe: Oz Colors

Follow the yellow brick road to my own recipe, which I've dubbed "Oz Colors." The recipe produces a super-saturated look, with a very golden tint. It works well on some images and looks completely terrible on others. There is no way to predict results. Just try it. (I also used the Oz look on the Chapter 9 opener.)

I started with the image you see here. Figure 8-38 Then I threw everything you can imagine at it from the Develop module's arsenal. About the only pane I didn't turn to was the Camera Calibration pane! I ended up with something I could never have normally duplicated again. Luckily, I created a preset and can retrace my steps for you to follow.

Figure 8-38. Figure 8-38
  1. In the Develop module, I started by making some pretty radical adjustments in the Basic pane. I only slightly increased the Exposure slider to +0.68, but I slid the Recovery, Fill Light, and Blacks sliders all the way to their maximum value of 100. I set my Brightness slider to +10 and my Contrast to +25. I boosted the Vibrance slider to +11. (Like I said, I was just experimenting but ended up with some cool effects.) Figure 8-39

    Figure 8-39. Figure 8-39
  2. In the HSL pane, I also made some radical adjustments. With the Hue controls, I decreased the Yellow slider to −29 ...

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