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Litonotus
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a Copepod

Post by Litonotus »

here is a copepod image, taking it through the eyepiece makes some side effects (too much blue) and it has to be processed in a way I don't like.

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Post by Peter M. Macdonald »

Try the following in Photoshop: -

1. Open the image.

2. Duplicate the image using the "Duplicate" command.

3. Arrange the two images side by side.

4. With the duplicate active, run an average blur (Filter/Blur/Average) on it.

5. Then activate the original image.

6. Add a new layer above the origal background layer.

7. Open the curves dialoge box. This will have three eyedroppers in a row near to the bottom. Clcik on the middle dropper.

8. Then click once on the blurred duplicate file. This should get rid of your colour cast.

9. If there is still a little of the colour cast left, change the layer blending mode from "normal" to "colour".

Works beautifully with your lovely copepod image.

Best wishes,

Peter

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Post by Jacek »

nice picture, excellent details

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Post by ChrisR »

Peter - ? :? ?
I get about 4 blobs of blue when I do that!

Should there be any blue?
The "photo filter" (85) works quite well, as do several other methods I'm sure.

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Post by Litonotus »

thank you (:

It works but turns the image black&white, setting about 40% transparency gives nice effect.

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Post by curt0909 »

I wonder what the blue is caused by? Either way it looks great just the way it is. For a job like this I would definitely recommend nik software viveza. Its a highly refined selective color edit tool.

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Post by Litonotus »

curt0909 wrote:I wonder what the blue is caused by?
taking images through the eyepiece causes many side effects... sometimes my camera just doesn't want to cooperate.

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