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This popped up as an updated article, so I read it again. This time I noticed that you drop the highlights channel by 100. I tried that and WOW, what a difference that makes. Until now I've been hesitant to mess with much beyond the WB, exposure, and sometimes the tone curve. Dropping hightlights improves most of my coral shots considerably.
Yea that's the first thing I do in every photo. Highlights are always hiding a lot of the contrast of the coral.
 

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Adam, when you mentioned you pull luminosity down on the tips to help if they are washed out. How exactly are you doing this to only affect the tips?
 

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Adam, when you mentioned you pull luminosity down on the tips to help if they are washed out. How exactly are you doing this to only affect the tips?

Hi there,

I think it will really only affect certain colors well. And depends on the quality of the pic as well. Best example i can give is my PC superman. In my old original pic the tips looked white. Very faded blue, but adjusting the only the blue luminosity level just a little fixed it almost perfectly.
 

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I struggle with lightroom and looking for tuition so still shooting in jpeg I have what I think is the same fresh wild colony which in my tank do not hold colours anything like being fresh imports , I can use similar settings using the edit function in my pc sometimes I get acceptable results but looking to use lightroom .
DSC_7412 blue tip 2.jpg
 

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The same coral 2 months later jpeg image and filter early evening with blues on
DSC_8005 fuego.jpg
 

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Great example of how much a wild coral can change maxwell. Adam what does your colony look like now?
 

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