Figure 3.16. Adjust the Red channel first.

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4. Select Red from the Channel drop-down list.

5. Click on the curve at the fourth vertical line from the left on the graph and drag to the position shown in the figure, making the Input and Output levels 191 and 190, respectively.

6. Click on the curve between the second and third vertical line and drag to the position shown. The Input and Output boxes should read about 82 and 46, respectively. This change gives the image a distinct cyan cast in the midtones.

7. Select Green from the Channel drop-down list.

8. Click on the curve at the positions shown on the third vertical lines from the left on the graph and drag to the positions shown in Figure 3.17, resulting in Input and Output figures of 125 and 127. Then drag a point on the fifth vertical line to positions that equal Input and Output values of 255, 203, respectively.

Figure 3.17. Adjust the Green channel next.

9. Select the Blue channel from the drop-down list.

10. Drag the point on the fifth vertical line down to the position shown in Figure 3.18, producing Input and Output figures of 255 and 162, respectively. Then drag a point between the second and third vertical lines upward to create Input and Output values of about 94 and 109.

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12. Next, choose Image > Apply Image, and select Hard Light from the Blending Mode drop-down list.

13. Set Opacity to 50%, as shown in Figure 3.19, and then click on OK to apply the change.

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