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The last Snowman (11)
green Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 176 W: 77 N: 209] (2434)
The last picture of "Paris under the snow". The snow in Paris never last very long and this is what was left after few hours it started snowing; a tiny snowman who was having his portrait taken in front of the Louvre for the last time before he would be gone too.

Post-processing

Contrast, colour and level post processing:
- Added a level correction on an adjustment layer
- Selected Red channel and set input level to 0-1,00-200
- Selected Green channel and set input level to 0-1,00-204
- Selected Bleu channel and set input level to 6-1,00-200
- Selected RGB channel and set input level to 0-0,86-255 (gamma correction)
- used contrast masking technique explained here

- Added a curves correction on an adjustment layer
- Selected RGB channel set 3 anchors at:
Input: 44 output: 27
Input: 99 output: 117
Input: 195 Output: 229
- Selected Red channel set 3 anchors at:
Input: 51 output: 6
Input: 151 output: 137
Input: 204 Output: 228
- Selected Green channel set 3 anchors at:
Input: 38 output: 31
Input: 125 output: 129
Input: 197 Output: 223
- Selected Blue channel set 2 anchors at:
Input: 22 output: 33
Input: 149 output: 126
- Set layer opacity to 15%

- Added another curves correction on an adjustment layer
- Selected RGB channel set 3 anchors at:
Input: 70 output: 94
Input: 182 output: 211
Input: 218 Output: 240
- Selected Red channel set 3 anchors at:
Input: 76 output: 33
Input: 174 output: 130
Input: 242 Output: 255
- Selected Green channel set 2 anchors at:
Input: 28 output: 51
Input: 127 output: 118
- Selected Blue channel set 3 anchors at:
Input: 35 output: 54
Input: 165 output: 160
Input: 255 output: 188
- Set layer opacity to 15%

Black & white convertion:
- Added a channel mixer on an adjustment layer (placed before the curves layers)
- Ticked Monochrome checkboxe
- Set red channel to -75%
- Set green channel to +25%
- Set Bleu channel to +150%

Resizing and sharpening:
- Reduce image size to 700x525 pixels
- Flatten the layers
- Applied slightly modified Luko's sharpening tricks:
- Applied USM Gain: 18% Radius: 40 pixels Threshold 0
- Applied USM Gain: 350% Radius: 0,3 pixels Threshold 0
- Selected fade in edition menu and set it to darken mode and opacity to 100%
- Applied USM Gain: 350% Radius: 0,3 pixels Threshold 0
- Selected fade in edition menu and set it to lighten mode and opacity to 50%

Altered Image #1

green Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 176 W: 77 N: 209] (2434)
original picture
Edited by:green Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 176 W: 77 N: 209] (2434)

Original picture before post-treatment.

Photo original avant traitement.