Have any good photos from the weekend? Make them monochrome, and make your friends say, "Ansel who?"
Step 1: HDR Scape. Open the style menu and select Portrait (even though the shot is of nature, it has a cloudless sky that should remain smooth, and Portrait will maintain the smooth texture). Set the Filter Strength and Brightness to the desired level, then decrease Saturation to zero. In this image, Filter Strength is set to 100, and Brightness is set to 35.
Step 2: Tune Image. Since the image will be toned in the third step, and toning often results in a darker, flatter image, increasing the Highlights and Contrast will help keep the toned image bright and detailed. In this image, both sliders are set at about 50.
Step 3: Grainy Film. Open the style menu and select the best look for the image. In this image, L04 was applied. For a sharp look, reduce Grain to zero, and adjust Style Strength if desired. #TrainingTuesday #Monochrome #HDR