Replicating Color Efex Pro 3 Tonal Contrast

September 12, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

I've had OSX Yosemite installed on my Mac for quite some time now. When I installed it I found out that I could no longer use Color Efex Pro 3 for Tonal Contrast. That was disappointing to find out. While I didn't use it a lot, when I did the results were amazing. Nothing else could create that tonal contrast result, even Color Efex Pro 4 . . . or so I thought. This morning I was trying to replicate version 3's result, and I think I'm getting pretty close.

My Color Efex Pro 4 recipe is as follows:

  1. Tonal Contrast Filter:
    1. Highlights = 50%
    2. Midtones  =75%
    3. shadows = 50%
    4. Saturation = 40% (depending upon the image)
    5. Contrast Type = Fine
    6. Also use a litlle bit of shadow protection
  2. Detail Extractor Filter:
    1. Detail extractor = 10%
    2. Contrast = 0%
    3. Saturation = 0%
    4. Effect radius = Normal

I had to clean up a little noise using a mask, but that wasn't a big deal.

 

Here is a sample result:

SAF_20120914_145322AASAF_20120914_145322AA


Comments

No comments posted.
Loading...
Subscribe
RSS
Archive
January February March April May June July (1) August September October November December
January February (1) March (3) April May June July August (1) September October November December
January February (1) March April May June July August September (5) October November December (1)
January February March April May June July August September October November December
January February March April May June July August September (1) October November December (1)
January February March April May (1) June July August September October November December
January February (1) March April (1) May June July August September October November December