I’m trying a new thing with putting out quick examples, in this case in .GIF form on Gfycat. Rather than the longer videos explaining how functions work at length, I am putting out much shorter examples that spotlight parts of Sagelight based on changing one image. This allows me to show some specific feature of Sagelight and to create shorter exampls that make it easier to see the unique features of many Sagelight functions.
I will be posting these on Youtube, and am creating even shorter and more directed versions through Gfycat.com, which I can post inline here and in other places.
Click on the image to see in 1920×1080 fullscreen. Don’t forget to press the SD/HD button for high-definition!
Power Curves Example — Birds and a Nest against a Blue Sky
In this example, I am using the Power Curves, which is a very powerful function, and will no doubt be the subject of a few more examples.
In this case, I want to deepen the sky in a way that makes it darker, but not fake looking. With images like this one, with a bright area with foreground objects, it can be hard to change the background area without generating halos.
The Power Curves allow for masking, so tha I can just select the sky area and change it. Once the area is selected, most of the video is me using the RGB (i.e. light) curve to adjust the darkness of the background, and the saturation curve (i.e. how much color) to adjust the deepness of the color.
The Power Curves work in many spaces, such as RGB, LAB, LCH, HSL, etc. In this case, I use a simple RGB set of curves, which also adds the ‘C’ curve, to adjust the saturation with its own curve.
Sagelight Version 5 – A Quick Example of the Contrast Function
Sagelight 5 is currently in development and features a completely revamped Quick Edit Mode. I will be doing a series of videos to show it as I am building it. This will help get feedback and pointers from users as I develop it.
In this case, I am showing off the Contrast Curves, which adds some new technology and control to Sagelight. I will be posting a longer version on YouTube shortly, and will describe it more in that post.
This .GIF version shows how fast it can be done with more control, and then also uses the new Vignette slider in the Quick Edit Mode, as well as the Smart Light Function that has always been a great feature of Sagelight.
note: Please let me know what you think of the Gfycat feature. I am looking at compiling a lot of examples and then having them as a separate feature inside of Sagelight for quick video tips.