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    How to remove 'HPS Orange' quick and easy!

    At one point in time or another, almost every indoor grower posting up pics have had to say 'They don't really look like that, it's just the HPS' or 'I'll get pics when the lights are off'. What else can you do? The HPS lights our girls love are a photographers worst nightmare, turning our beautiful babies into something that looks like it was grown in a nuclear reactor. Fear not, because removing that glow can be as easy as One, Two, Three!


    Now, first of all, you'll need Adobe Photoshop. It's the industry standard, for good reason, and that's what I'll be using here. If you don't have it, get it, I consider it a must for anyone that is serious about digital imaging. If you don't have it and can't afford the $600 price tag, there are other options :wink: PM me if you don't know them

    First, we'll open our picture in Photoshop (I'm using version CS2, but it's the same in older versions). File>Open> Browse to your picture>Highlight it>Open

    Now go up to the Image menu at the top of the page. Slide down to Adjustments, then to Curves.


    The Curves window will open, and look all intimidating with it's graphs and fancy options. Ignore it, all you're interested in is the three little eyedroppers in the lower right hand corner. The one at the far right, when moused over, will tell you it's for setting the White point.



    Click on that, and move your mouse over your picture. you'll notice it has changed to the eyedropper. Move the tip of the eyedropper over something white in your picture. In this case, I chose the extension cord, because it should look white, and it's not too close to the light, or too far away. Click your point, and watch the dreaded 'HPS Orange' disappear!


    Now, you can stop. Just click 'Ok' and save your picture! however, if you want to get a truer picture, go ahead and set your Black Point and Gray Point as well. For reference, I used the Black buckets and Gray INTERIOR of the tubblers for this pic.



    It can be used for any situation where your color is off, for whatever reason. Here's an example of removing the blue/purple tint cast by fluroescent grow bulbs.






    Happy Growing, and enjoy being able to show off your girls without pulling them out of the room, or waiting for lights out! Any questions, just post 'em up.
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    How to remove 'HPS Orange' quick and easy!

    #2
    Photoshop is an amazing program. A bit intimidating with all the fancy options,
    but simple and easy how-to threads like this should help everyone.

    Thanks for sharing this step-by-step process which should help alot of members. (me included )


    dg

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      #3
      My pleasure DG!
      Remember - Every 'elite' started off as someone's bagseed

      kingjobber - This hash just uncentered my chi

      Growing cannabis is only as complicated and expensive as you want it to be.

      Current Grow:
      Knowledge

      Guides:
      Diatomaceous Earth - The Best Pesticide You've Never Heard Of
      Pontiac's DIY Link-O-Rama
      Unofficial Glossary for New Growers
      The Water Cure- How, when, and why
      How to remove 'HPS Orange' quick and easy!

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        #4
        nice info nite tiger,,,

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          #5
          Glad you liked it hazy!
          Remember - Every 'elite' started off as someone's bagseed

          kingjobber - This hash just uncentered my chi

          Growing cannabis is only as complicated and expensive as you want it to be.

          Current Grow:
          Knowledge

          Guides:
          Diatomaceous Earth - The Best Pesticide You've Never Heard Of
          Pontiac's DIY Link-O-Rama
          Unofficial Glossary for New Growers
          The Water Cure- How, when, and why
          How to remove 'HPS Orange' quick and easy!

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            #6
            good info..i have tried before to edit in photoshop but without succes so thank you for this one..

            take care

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              #7
              thats great man! but how would you remove those black lines that get across, when you take a picture at a hps room?

              Im thinking about using a filter... but i dont know
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                #8
                ime they look best if you turn off the lights and use the flash.

                mace

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                  #9
                  You can also use the white balance function on your camera!

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                    #10
                    Killer info

                    Thanks for the info Tiger!!
                    Should help a lot of us..
                    Take care........................CC
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                      #11
                      excellent post!!

                      great info, nite tiger!!

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                        #12
                        nice one nite ...... I was trying to do this but couldnt figure it out... lol
                        I had that (well a very similar box ) open in my program ........ now I know what to reference against damn its been hard .....
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                          #13
                          good stuff, its like turning your hps into a mh with a couple of clicks
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                            #14
                            Thanks NiteTiger, Unfortinately I have the Photoshop limited edition. And those functions are greyed out. And not avabilable in this edition. But thanks for the info, you've helped many others.

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                              #15
                              Mace, This is for the folks who try to avoid messing with the girls while they're sleeping at all costs, like me

                              Chodo, yep, a white balance setting of -1.0 or there abouts will usually do the trick too, but I hate adjusting the settings on my camera for grow shots. My stoned ass always forgets to reset it, and the next time I snatch up my camera to catch that perfect shot - DOH!
                              Remember - Every 'elite' started off as someone's bagseed

                              kingjobber - This hash just uncentered my chi

                              Growing cannabis is only as complicated and expensive as you want it to be.

                              Current Grow:
                              Knowledge

                              Guides:
                              Diatomaceous Earth - The Best Pesticide You've Never Heard Of
                              Pontiac's DIY Link-O-Rama
                              Unofficial Glossary for New Growers
                              The Water Cure- How, when, and why
                              How to remove 'HPS Orange' quick and easy!

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