Use Lucis to alter the intensity image in each RGB channel so the composite image is very artistic and colorful.
Lucis Pro 6 operates in two modes, Single Channel mode and Split Channel mode. Single channel mode uses the two Lucis sliders to enhance the entire image. Split Channel mode allows you to view, select, and alter the intensity information in each Red, Green and Blue (RGB) channel separately using the two Lucis sliders. Changing the intensity images in each channel makes how they overlap different and will therefore shift the image’s color and details.
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Image 1: The original 8-bit image. Detail.
I opened the image in Photoshop and duplicated the original image on several layers. Then I selected a duplicate image and opened Lucis Pro 6. Since I am creating an image where I will be using the Smooth Detail slider significantly, I also change the Processing Scan Lines to 50 so the output will be high quality, no radial line artifacts. Next I checked the check box labeled Split Channels to enter Split Channel mode. I unchecked the check box labeled View Composite Image so I can select and view the intensity information in each RGB channel separately. When first unchecked, the Red Channel is selected by default. The Lucis Pro 6 User Interface (UI) after adjusting these settings is shown below.