We are some way off winter at the moment, but if you can’t wait, here’s how to give your summer images a touch of frost. Brrrrr.
Video Walk Through
Pull the HIGHLIGHTS up to around the mid +30’s. Similarly, bring the SHADOWS up, this time to the mid 20’s.
Leave the BLACKS at zero but bring the WHITES up to the mid 30’s.
Add a little CLARITY, say somewhere between +15 and +20, and DEHAZE to -5 or so.
Desaturate by pulling the SATURATION slider to the left, around -10.
Starting with HUE, take the BLUE slider down to around -20.
Next, there’s a little more to do with the SATURATION…
Take YELLOW, GREEN, PURPLE and MAGENTA all down to -100 (slider fully left).
Take AQUA down to around -30 and push the BLUE UP to around +30.
Now for the LUMINANCE…
YELLOW and GREEN should be pushed fully right to +100.
Take AQUA to around +30 and BLUE DOWN to -10 or so.
Now this is just a ’nice to have’ option. You can give your image a subtle ‘wintry’ feel by taking the
HIGHLIGHTS HUE to around the 215 mark, with a corresponding SATURATION of under 10, say 5.
For the SHADOWS HUE, maybe somewhere around 200 or just under, and again the SATURATION under 10, say 5 again.
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