KITE IN FLIGHT
Think before you reach for the Saturation slider and keep colours looking natural
1 CALIBRATE YOUR SCREEN it sounds obvious, but all computer screens are different and consistency in colour rendition is an important consideration when editing digital images. ensure that you start by calibrating your monitor properly, preferably with an external calibration device.
2 ADJUST LEVELS the levels adjustment tool is extremely effective for accurate exposure and contrast adjustments. But beware the effects of overuse as it also increases saturation in colour, particularly blue skies.
3 SATURATION SLIDER this slider is a tempting tool and boosting colours on screen can prove appealing. But ask yourself, do the colours in your image reflect real life? Remember that a global increase in colour saturation will also increase colours incorrectly balanced in your image.
4 GAMUT WARNING the image on screen may have no relation to how it will look printed. Oversaturation may render certain colours incapable of being reproduced in print; this can be assessed using the Gamut Warning feature.
KEEP IT REAL By maintaining a close link to the colours encountered in nature, and avoiding the temptation to over-process in certain areas, an image capable of printing accurately, while retaining punch and impact, is produced. You can adjust copies...
SOARING HIGH The camera has done an excellent job of capturing a relatively faithful image of this black kite, requiring minimal post-production work to bring out the best in it. Levels and subtle colour adjustments are all that are required