Underground original

I took this image of the iconic London Underground sign in the Canary Wharf  financial district of London. I want to get the sign to ‘pop’….

Underground original

Underground Step 2 

The original image was taken in RAW format and intial processed by increasing the white balance temperature to bring out the colours in the sign. I quite like the overall effect this has had on the buildings too, but I wanted to London Underground sign to stand out more.

Underground Step 3

Underground Step 3

Using Photoshop Elements, I added a Hue/Saturation layer. I first masked the sign and then reduced the Hue setting to 32 and saturation down to 20. The next step was to add a levels layer, adjusting the shadow and midtones levels to slightly darken areas of the image.

Underground by David Henderson

Underground by David Henderson

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