If you process your photos in Adobe Photoshop, most likely you have used layer blending mode like Soft Light, Overlay or Multiply. However, few people knows how to properly use Hard Mix blending mode. Here I will show you a good way to use it.
The photo below was shot in a cold autumn morning in the southern swamp a month ago, fogs/mist were rising from the water surface. Overall, the image is a bit too cool/blueish to my taste, I would like to warm up the fogs and the colorful foliage, but keep the shadows(dark trunks) cool. The resulting warm highlight vs.cool shadow color contrast will certainly enhance the visual appeal of this image. I will use the Hard Mix layer blending mode to achieve the result.
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