Sep 15, 2008

Ansel Adams Effect in Photoshop

Here is a photo I took a couple of months back but just got around to converting to black and white. I really like the way the clouds provide drama over the serene river. If you look closely, you'll see the canoeists paddling downstream.  What a gorgeous day it was. 

To help achieve this drama I used one of the many simple techniques used in Scott Kelby's book, the photoshop book for digital photographers. Great book. I used the Channel Mixer in Photoshop to boost reds by 160%, greens by 140%, and reduce blue by 200%.  Then made the output monochrome.  It was that easy.