EX­PER­I­MENT WITH BLACK AND WHITE

Get more from shape and form us­ing DxO Film­Pack 5 to add monochrome drama

Digital Photograper - - Techniques -

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PRE-PROCESS RAW

While DxO Film­pack is able to read most pro­pri­etary rAW files, it is still ad­vis­able to make es­sen­tial tweaks in your rAW edi­tor. Make crop­ping de­ci­sions, sharpen and ap­ply lens cor­rec­tions.

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OPEN IN EDI­TOR

Lo­cate the im­age, rightclick and choose Open. this will re­veal an edi­tor win­dow, at the right side of which is a se­lec­tion of pre­sets. Browse un­til you find an ap­pro­pri­ate style and click on the pre­set.

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MOD­IFY SET­TINGS

click the slider icon next to Mod­ify. Ad­just bright­ness, colour bias and con­trast, to bal­ance high­lights and shad­ows. use the straighten tools to make fi­nal ad­just­ments to com­po­si­tion.

4

WORK WITH GRAIN

DxO Film­pack can recre­ate the look of film types, in­clud­ing the grain and tex­ture of var­i­ous emul­sions. if your im­age has noise in flat tones, this can look more in­ten­tional with a light ap­pli­ca­tion.

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AD­JUST CON­TRAST

un­der Devel­op­ment you can use sim­pli­fied con­trast and ex­po­sure slid­ers. Al­ter­na­tively, the tone curve can be used to tar­get spe­cific tones and al­ter the rGB mix, for be­spoke tweaks.

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EX­PER­I­MENT WITH EF­FECTS PANEL

For hand­held im­ages that are lack­ing in ab­so­lute sharp­ness, adding a light pa­per grain can hide blur­ring. choose a colour tone from the menu to em­u­late film pro­cess­ing.

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