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PostThu Jan 09, 2014 12:58 pm 
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With a photo open:
  1. Create a new adjustment layer, for the channel mixer adjustment
  2. Set the red channel to:    110 % red, -5 % green, -5 % blue
  3. Set the blue channel to:   -5 % red, -5 % green, 110 % blue
  4. Set the green channel to: -5 % red, 110 % green, -5 % blue
  5. Enjoy!
If you want a stronger effect, you can either use different values (like 120, -10, -10) in the mixer, or you can make a second adjustment layer.  For a weaker effect, you can change the values again, or you can lower the opacity of your adjustment layer.

I've been doing this for years.  I recorded an action so I can create a new layer with one click.  So, to control the effect, I prefer using two layers for stronger and opacity (less than 100%) for weaker.

The end result is a lot like adding saturation, but I feel like this looks more natural.
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PostSat Jan 11, 2014 7:51 pm 
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to use the old cliche....

This thread is useless without pictures!!!

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PostSun Jan 12, 2014 12:49 pm 
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Interesting technique. I tried it out on a camp shot from the Tanks.
Tank1orig
Tank1orig
Tank1cyclo
Tank1cyclo
Tank1topaz
Tank1topaz

I probably should have adjusted the posted color formula; it left the sky a little greenish. The Topaz4 plugin also brightened up the shadows but left the colors more or less intact.

Plenty of ways to skin a cat, if you're hungry enough...
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PostSun Jan 12, 2014 1:55 pm 
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Quicky adj levels, pull shadows. No PS involved. Faststone
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PostSun Jan 12, 2014 2:01 pm 
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Original looks better IMHO.
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PostSun Jan 12, 2014 3:06 pm 
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Here's another attempt using PS and plugins:
Tank1AutoLevelsNikPolarizerTopaz4ExposureCorrection
Tank1AutoLevelsNikPolarizerTopaz4ExposureCorrection
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