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    'Blend If' sliders

    Last week I purchased a course from Creative Live called The Absolute Power of Blend If and wondered if anyone has ever used those sliders for tweaking edits? https://www.creativelive.com/class/t...=site-header_0

    It's a different way of masking - and not all edits even require a layer mask. For example, he shows noise reduction being applied globally then went in and targeted only the shadowed areas masking out the highlights and midtones without making a layer mask. And he did the same type of thing for sharpening globally before masking out the shadow areas so only the midtones and highlights receive it. But he did incorporate layer masks for other edits when using the Blend If sliders. He also incorporates something similar in his Luminosity Masking class.

    Just wondering if anyone has delved into this type of editing.


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    Re: 'Blend If' sliders

    @Horoscope Fish is this anything you've ever tried? The concept doesn't appear to be widely used. The sliders are similar to the ones found in Levels.
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    Re: 'Blend If' sliders

    Quote Originally Posted by hark View Post
    @Horoscope Fish is this anything you've ever tried? The concept doesn't appear to be widely used. The sliders are similar to the ones found in Levels.
    This technique is new to me. It looks interesting but I'll have to play around with it. I like Blake Rudis, generally speaking, and tried following his Zone Panel system of processing at one point, but I never quite got the hang of it.
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    'Blend If' sliders
    I haven't yet watched this entire video, but since it is put out by Photoshop Training Channel, it might have some good info. The beginning shows a before/after of a sky replacement. Not sure whether there will be any benefit to this method of sky replacement vs. other methods though.

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    Re: 'Blend If' sliders

    I have tried to use those before, but I did not get the hang of it. I saw a couple of tutorials on using those sliders.
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    I just can't muster up the energy or patience for such fiddling, which explains some of the images I post.
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    Re: 'Blend If' sliders

    Quote Originally Posted by Dawg Pics View Post
    I have tried to use those before, but I did not get the hang of it. I saw a couple of tutorials on using those sliders.
    Yes, it definitely takes time to learn! I still haven't worked with it enough to decide whether or not I like it.

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    I just can't muster up the energy or patience for such fiddling, which explains some of the images I post.
    Say what?!! Your images are awesome as they are, wev!
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