#28. "RE: Would Love Critique on How I used CNX2" In response to In response to 0
San Jose, US
Jerry I had a chance to load up your image tonight on my desktop as it hasn't crashed so far and sure enough as I expected your image is overexposed and slammed up against the right side. I cannot change the WB and exposure of a JPEG in CNX2 like I would have done a NEF but I did a number of edit tasks to show you what you could do in a few steps. So here is what I did. I went into Quick Fix and adjusted the highlight protection. The very next thing I did was go to Double threshold and set the Black and White points and this made a big change. I then used a NIK polarization filter and tried Pro Contrast NIK filter, but did not like the effect so unchecked it. I then added 2 color control points in the sky clicked on the color picker and picked a light sky tone from the patch of sky tones. I turned down the saturation a bit. I then opened a Color Control point on the orange brick next to the grey building and changed its hue slightly and also reduced saturation. I then decided to add a neutral control point right in the middle of the street. Finally I applied a NIK tonal contrast filter that I discussed here before that does a tri level High Pass sharpening and lowered tsh highlight sharpening a bit to tone down the sky. And that was it, No curve adjustments no pulling highlights or mid point curves up, no NADA. So 7 steps I am done. Could I do better? Sure if I had the NEF and wanted to play some more, but the point is it does not take much to get a good image if you have a process.