Here’s a shot I took yesterday. First is how it came out of Lr after some basic edits and the second out of Ps.
Now I’ve downloaded the basic TK6 panel it seems I should save all my tonal adjustments for this tool so I did that using three masks for brights, mids and darks. I think it did a nice job, but I assume I’ll get better at it as I use it more.
Then I created a Stamp Layer so I could do some spot healing, but alas, I forgot to do all of it so I had to clean it up in Lr after the fact. I think this is because I put what turned out to be a Smart Object Layer above it.
That came about by trying to isolate the Smart Sharpen filter to only a selection of the barn and not being able to do it until I converted my Layer Mask to a Smart Object. Then I could sharpen only the barn and not the trees. If there’s a different or better way to isolate sharpening to a selection, I’d love to hear it. The googles didn’t help much because the results kept bringing up Unsharp Mask.
Colors looked a little dull and a bit cool so I added another Stamp Layer for a Hue/Saturation adjustment.
It all worked (except that spot healing snafu), but I’m still not sure this is the best approach or workflow. Because I did everything in layers I didn’t do anything permanent, but because of the Smart Objects coming later in the process, my ability to use some of the tools was curtailed.
I’m trying to get my head around how tools, adjustments & filters can be applied and how. Here’s my Ps Layers panel -
Thoughts? Giggles? Advice?