Some people assume that the Control Point technology found in Capture NX2 and Nik Viveza is something you use to make radical image adjustments, like changing the color of a sky. Not so. In fact, some of the most powerful adjustments I make with Control Points are subtle ones, intended to accentuate a subject against its background. The image above is an example of where I used Color Control Points (in this case, in Capture NX2) to enhance the subject.
Here is the original image without the Control Point adjustments:
For the three Control Points in the background, I reduced brightness, contrast and saturation. On the fourth Control Point, which I placed on the bird, I increased brightness and contrast very slightly. The end result is that the subject now pops from the background a little better than before.
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