This weekend's starter image is brought to you not by me, but by @jane-e (ACP on this community). It is a sculpture called "Stacked Stone Sphere by Devin Devine, taken in Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, Maryland.
So now Jane has given us our object and scene, what can we do with it?
* Anything goes, as long as it meets the forum rules on decency, copyright etc
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A quick change of seasons in minutes via Lab Color
Quick indeed Norman, straight from spring to autumn 🙂
Can you show your work, Norman?
@jane-e I guess you are interested in the steps taken in Lab to produce the image I submitted. Here you go:
Change the mode to Lab Color and duplicate the Background layer.
In my setup Curves is set to a 10x10 grid and Pigment % (where the scale runs from light to dark).
Top Layer: Image > Adjustments > Curves. Flip the a Channel which changes the greenery to orange/brown. The ground color goes green. Will use a mask to display the normal color as it appears on the Background layer.
Create and apply Mask: Top layer. Choose the a channel and dupe to create an alpha channel (Fig 3). Choose Curves. Slide endpoints horizontally to increase contrast. Then apply as mask to the top layer. (No brushwork necessary.)
Choose the top layer image in layers, and use the Lasso tool to make rough (sloppy) selection of tree area. Choose Curves. L channel. Darken the trees and Increase their contrast by bending the Curve. Last make a quick selection of the road and darken it.
Excellent, Norman, and thank you! I checked a photo I have from January 1, 2020, and all the vegetation was bare. Now I have a photo for the Autumn! 😊
Norman, thank you sharing and taking the time to provide screenshots and step by step instructions.
Long ago, I worked with PS Lab colors.
I once had many books written by very well-known Photoshop experts to learn from.
Today I revisited many of my old files thanks to you.
Thank you again, 😀😀
Thanks for the kind words, K.
Well done Norman and thanks for sharing 🙂
I recognise that folded rock from the North East England coast 🙂
No beating about the bush here, Dave.
Dave, I'm always amused by your clever titles, and a "sphere of influence" has several meanings. I picked the one for astronomy.
Very good Jane, 3rd rock from the sun. 🙂
WHO says not to panic about new COVID mutation... in a note found in their old offices after they move to central Alaska.
I asked about that but got stone walled ......
Nice idea and nicely done Trevor 🙂
Halloween arrives early this year ...
The heat from your fire has set my computer fans running full speed, Dave ! 😊
Nice one K !
Clever idea k.p
Brilliant Leslie !
Nicely placed Trevor