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This can be resized multiple times without losing any of the quality. As we want both files pin-registered we do not need this ability. Right-click on the layer and select Simplify Layer from the context menu. 6. Select the Quick Selection tool in the Tools panel and check the Auto Enhance option in the Options bar. Click and drag the tool across the sky, being careful not to dip below the horizon line or rocks. The Quick Selection tool may not be that quick when working with high-resolution files but the quality is very good when it gets there.

From the File menu choose Place. When the Place dialog opens browse to the same Raw file you just processed. 4. The Raw file will open with the settings you used to process the file for the foreground rocks. We must now modify these settings to optimize the file for the sky. 75 stops and push the Recovery slider to +100. Raise the Brightness slider to +80 and the Contrast and Vibrance sliders to +50. Most of the highlight clipping you can see is either the sun or the very saturated colors in the sky.

Remember this color accuracy can only be fully appreciated if both computer monitor and printer are calibrated to display accurate color (see Project 7 – ‘Printing’). 25 Part 1: Optimize 9. Creative use of white balance to tone an image In the illustration above the Crop tool has been used to crop into the most interesting aspect of this landscape. Even with this more dramatic crop the original white balance of the camera does not capture the mood of the cold winter morning in the valley. Instead of clicking on a neutral tone within the image with the White Balance tool (to create a neutral white balance) the Temperature slider has been lowered to something just above freezing by dragging it to the left!

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