Under the Hood of Tone Curve Posterization
I stumbled into this style of posterized Lightroom edits after doing a daily photo edit for a month and a half. Perhaps I was getting a little bored with my daily edit challenge. From the beginning I was hoping to discover something new, as outined here.
Funny thing though, this techinque really isn't new. I first learned how to posterize an image using the tone curve on a Scitex machine in the early 90's, before I knew anything about Photoshop. I hadn't thought about doing it with Lightroom until I ran out of Develop Module tools to explore.
I've created quite a few of these images, and I am still enjoying the process. That's probably because I'm still discovering new things about it.
Crazy Color Edit
This image is where I really started to bend the rules and the tone curve. The circular color shapes are added with color balance adjustments in a radial filter, but the crazy colors start by bending theTone Curve.