I don’t hesitate do admit that usually I “develop” digital photos in RawTherapee mainly using the Exposure and the Transformation tool tabs, using a subset of available functions.
My brother came to me the other day and showed me how he’d develop a photo I made, but refused to use RawTherapee because he don’t know it, using Lightroom instead (forcing me to (a) restart on Windows and (b) install LR which I don’t own ).
He produced the attached photo.
In particular, he (as far as I remember):
- reduced the lightness of the yellow channel (LAB regulations?)
- reduced the clearliness of the photo to reduce the shadow of the bag
- saturated a bit the color lost with the clearliness reduction
- augmented the “texture” to regain details on the subject
- used some brushed-only region regulations to vamp the yellow at the base of the image
- removed some imperfections with an auto-clone-like tool (see the glass ball-like thing at the front of the bag), also reducing the lightness of the reflected lights
I was wondering where I could learn how to:
a) reproduce the 6 steps described above and
b) which ones should I use with a specialized software, like GIMP or Krita, if necessary
Thank you very much
I haven’t found the PP3 relative file of Lightroom, if it produces any…
As an extra, it would be awesome if RawTherapee got a duster to remove all that dust, too possibly making a coffee and a hot chocolate, too
DSC_1049.NEF (24.3 MB)
Developed in Lightroom (JPEG)