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Cheering up Skies in Aperture 3

David Edge's picture
October 21, 2013 - 12:00pm

I've always used the burn in brush to darken skies but the results are grey and muddy. Brushing in contrast too perks up the white clouds and brings a surprising amount of blue to the skies — with both at default settings.

A before and after sample… (photograph by Joseph Linaschke)

This is the original photo (no enhancement)
This photo has the sky darkened using the Burn brush, but see how it’s gotten a bit muddy
This version has both Burn and Intensify Contrast brushed in

About the author, David Edge:

Keen “amateur photographer” since 1974, now focussing on documenting the city of Derby (UK) at work and on industrial / pictorial work.

Level:
Intermediate
App:
Apple Aperture
Platform:
macOS
Author:
David Edge
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