Hi there !
I'm Willy Kedziora from France and I need some help to something quite... impossible to do for me.
I'm in love with ancient painting and I know that they never used pure black, while they conserve others colors.
For exemple, I would like to replace only black parts ( not the middle black or shadows ) but I can't find the solution. There are always purple in my shadows..
Anybody to solve this ?
Thank you by advance.
Solution is to use Photoshop.
It will be so ... cool to create a preset in photoshop that works in the lightroom developpment module...
But, thank you for your answer 🙂
In Lightroom Classic you can intersect two masks, on for Luminance (dark color) and on for Color (use the pipette).
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Another option besides a Masks selection could be: globally adjusting with RGB point-curves within the Tone Curve panel. Or, using the global Grading panel maybe - with the darks selectivity pushed right down.
I am not so sure Grading, nor any other hue manipulation, can have visible effect on a really deep black. But Tone Curve can include a lifting-up of even zero luminance, to a lighter tonality which is capable of showing an effect from changing hue.
Of course true Black cannot show any colour; its red, green and blue components being all zero. And something very close to black is scarcely able to.