Strike the right tone...

NPhoto - - Cross Processing -

1 Re­veal the colours

Im­port boat_s­tart.dng into the De­velop mod­ule. In the Ba­sic panel, set Tem­per­a­ture to 6050 for a cooler look. Set the High­lights slider to -96 to claw back brighter de­tails. Drag the Shad­ows slider to +69 to re­veal more colour in the un­der­ex­posed hull of the boat.

2 Tease out de­tail

In the Pres­ence sec­tion, drag Clar­ity to +56 to make the peb­bles pop out. Drop Vi­brance to -19 for a sub­tler wash of colour. The sky looks bland, so click the Grad­u­ated Fil­ter tool icon. Set Ex­po­sure to -1.61, Con­trast to +18 and Clar­ity to +23 to tease out fine de­tail in the clouds.

3 Deepen the sky

Drag the cur­sor down to draw a gra­di­ent that over­laps the sky and the top sec­tion of the boat’s cabin. This grad­u­ated tonal ad­just­ment will gen­tly darken the sky and in­crease its con­trast. Tease out more colour in­for­ma­tion by drag­ging the Sat­u­ra­tion slider to 72. Press M.

4 Mimic cross-pro­cess­ing

In the Color panel click the Blue chan­nel. Set the Blue chan­nel’s Hue to -48 to give the blues a clas­sic green tint as­so­ci­ated with crosspro­cess­ing. Drop Sat­u­ra­tion to a more sub­tle -50. Click Reds and set Hue to +54 to add ahint of orange to the red paint­work of the boat.

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