How to create an Aperture solarization effect

Solarization adds a dramatic and surreal look to regular black and white images. Darker shades of grey and midtones stay unaffected, but brighter tones and highlights are reversed into a negative image. It’s particularly effective on bright skies. You might imagine you need a plug-in to achieve this kind of effect, but in reality you can create it in any program which offers curves adjustments – including Aperture. Aperture is especially good at this, in fact, because of the unique way it can combine multiple curves adjustments with its other tools. The key to this Aperture solarization technique is...

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