@Photoshop_R Welcome to the forum! You could still export a few JPGs if you would like to show your steps visually . And thanks for sharing your edit.
Thanks and thank you for sharing. If you ever want to switch to the gimp, it isn’t that different!
seconded, it would be interesting to see the steps, I like that style
It is a very difficult image to process (for me). I am determined to use only RT5.4. I am still not satisfied with my colour attempt but here is my BW attempt.
patdavid-Mairi_Troisieme-3.jpg.out.pp3 (12.6 KB)
I also gave this portrait a go. Not my usual type of photograph. But my approach here is not to try and be artistic, as many others seem to be doing, but to be realistic: this is Mairi, she is a human with a healthy complexion and a black vest.
Mairi_Troisieme.jpg.out.pp3 (11.8 KB)
All done in RawTherapee.
@patdavid Haven’t gotten a chance to comment on this photo. First impressions were:
- Interesting lighting and expression.
- Gran, what big buttons you have! (All the better to [fill in the blank ].)
- Is that an oddly placed hair clip!?
OK. Here is a colour version, purely RT5.4. The texture of the sweater is a counterpoint to the smoothness of the skin. So kept both of them illuminated.
patdavid-Mairi_Troisieme.jpg.out.pp3 (11.3 KB)
Super late entry, but as this thread was reviewed…
Basics done in RT, then into Gimp where I used different curves on the face, hair, cardigan and background.
My attempt, with darktable.
The first is an attempt to stay in topic with the original article: “A Chiaroscuro Portrait”.
I remove base curve & tone curve & highlight reconscruction, after I brighted the image with
## contrast brightness saturation ## saturation -1 blend mode addition luminosity mask 0 50 50 100
and I adjusted tones with zone system
The second is more inspired by some very dark paintings by Caravaggio. I turn off base curve and I darkened the image with
## contrast brightness saturation ## contrast +0.2 saturation -1 blend mode multiply
after I adjust tone with tone_curve (middle contrast) and
## levels system ## mode automatic black 0.1% gray 55% white 99.9%
All in DT Mairi_Troisieme.ORF.xmp (13.2 KB)
RT only (little unsharp mask with Gimp)
Finally decided what to do. Here is my take.
PhotoFlow → HL mode (blend) → linear Rec2020 (no clipping) → 32f
gmic → fill unwanted pixels → smooth (guided, 1/2) → adjust brightness, contrast (curves, face) → my filter (unpublished) → contrast enhancement → rotate → crop → sharpen → resize → frame
Zoom 100% to enjoy!
I think she’s become a named storm.
Or maybe a distant galaxy.
Alternatively, one can always go down the mad route.
Darktable, Filmic, Color balance × 3 and some local contrast enhancements :
patdavid-Mairi_Troisieme.ORF.xmp (32.2 KB)
EDIT : forgot to mention split-frequency editing with the new “retouch” module
Wow, what a fantastic result!
I agree. @aurelienpierre
Retouch module training
Mairi_Troisieme_03.ORF.xmp (12.4 KB)