Yesterday, my sister and I did a brief fantasy-inspired shoot for Impulse. She shot, and I handled the retouching. I thought it would be neat to post some split frames of the frames almost straight out of camera and after I had played with them.
This first one was had the most layers on it. I also had the highest dynamic range of the three which made it the most complicated.
This one was my favorite from the shoot. Still has a lot of color work, but is most subtle of the group. This is supplemented by a tighter dynamic range. One unique feature of this retouch is that it has a split tone in a sense. The center of the image is a bit warmer than the edges, which, with any luck, draws you towards the center of the image.
And here is, in the order they appear above the adjustments for each of them. If you look, you’ll see it’s largely a lot of color work in the form of curves adjustments. I like to do my color work by playing with the individual channel options.
See the full photos here