Category Archives: Processing the Image – Exercises

EXERCISE: Colours into Tones 2

The aim in this exercise is to make practical use of channel adjustment to achieve a specific effect.  Choose one of the following targets: A landscape in which you emphasise the depth (aerial perspective) by strengthening the visual effect of … Continue reading

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EXERCISE: Colours into Tones 1

Take or choose an image, which contains at least two strong contrasting colours (for instance, blue and green, or yellow and blue, or green and red).  Using the channel sliders or controls available in your software (such as the Black … Continue reading

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EXERCISE: Strength of Interpretation

The removal of the element of colour, and with it the implication of reproducing reality, has a useful and interesting effect on processing.  Basically, much more can be done in interpreting the tonal range.  You can make much more aggressive … Continue reading

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EXERCISE: Black-and-white

For this exercise, choose a subject, lighting condition or picture situation that you think may look better (to you) in black-and-white than in regular colour.  Your starting point will probably be colour, and the black-and-white version will be created during … Continue reading

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EXERCISE: Interpretative Processing

This exercise is about making interpretations for a creative purpose. Choose an image that you feel is open to different creative interpretation(s) – an image with a lower dynamic range than usual will give more opportunities for varied processing.  Given … Continue reading

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