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Purple Christmas

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Originally I edited this shot for a challenge on RebBubble with the topic "A Purple Christmas". I loved it very much and so I made also a lovely Christmas card from it, see here:

:bulletpurple: Purple Christmas CARD.


Some notes on how I change the colors into purple

The color purple is very popular but not very many things in nature are truly that color. So many people change the colors digitally. Sometimes when you look at those works you see at once that the purple coloring is manipulated. Well, it is not really simple to manage a perfect purple impression with a wide color range and deep contrasts and I must say for me it is very important to start with the manipulation directly in the RAW file that comes from my camera. It helps a lot to turn down the color temperature (white balance) to a minimum depending on the original color. Also the levels for each single color red green and blue should be adjusted seperately until you get something close to purple. Only then you have a good base for your final purple manipulation in Photoshop or any other graphic program.



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Camera: Canon EOS 30D
Lens: Canon EF 100 mm 1:2.8 Macro USM
Editing: Photoshop CS3
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© Copyright by Lily A. Seidel 2008. All rights reserved. You may not use my work without my written permission.
Image details
Image size
700x500px 143.17 KB
Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 30D
Shutter Speed
1/125 second
Aperture
F/3.2
Focal Length
100 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Dec 10, 2008, 8:43:10 PM
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Libra-Heart's avatar
wonderful  Clap     Merry-xmas-smiley-emoticon by poisen2014  
FemaleAdda's avatar
This looks so pretty :)
mugwai13's avatar
This is incredibly gorgeous...thank you for sharing.
Lilyas's avatar
My pleasure.
purplemystic's avatar
i love this , added to favorites....
Mere17's avatar
Absolutely beautiful picture! Nice work.
PiOnEeR-07's avatar
very creative work. love it :) (✿◠‿◠)~
;) :star: :rose: :star: :rose: :star: ;)
PiOnEeR-07's avatar
♥ღ~ ohhh Beautiful On my Desktop Right Now ~ღ♥
:star: :rose: :star: :rose: :star:
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CelticKawaii's avatar
I guess I've just been having a thing for the color purple right now, but this is so beautiful.
gratuliere zu dieser Farbcombi! Einfach nur wunderschön - und meiner meinung nach wirkt es so natürlich als wenn die Natur eben jene Farben hervorgebracht hätte
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This has been featured here: [link]
Valliegurl's avatar
hello! I just wanted you to know that I am featuring your piece at my deviantart and here at my art blog: [link] :D
Princess-Skylight's avatar
this is so pretty :3 it is amazing
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