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Soft Light Layer Example

Posted 10-06-2008 at 05:06 AM by cricket1961

On a thread about D&B techniques, I was asked to post a example of what one of my soft light layers looks like. Here is the link to that thread, the post is on the 3rd page.

http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/pho...onal-uses.html

For those not wanting to go there, but please do, here is the shot posted.
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    briarrose's Avatar
    Chris, I'm curious as to why you used a bit of color on this layer, rather than just black or white. What additional value does that provide? (And I *love* seeing the layer, btw. I've got a bit of a "thing" for looking at soft light layers...I find them fascinating...and a great way to reveal where you're sloppier than you think, in your work. Or that's the case with me, anyway! )
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    Posted 10-06-2008 at 08:12 AM by briarrose briarrose is offline
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    cricket1961's Avatar
    I use a bunch of color now and then to diminish color casts in small areas. Sometimes white or black just leaves a bit of residue that I don't care for.

    Chris
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    Posted 10-06-2008 at 12:44 PM by cricket1961 cricket1961 is offline
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    That makes sense. I thought I'd read someone (maybe you?) saying that in a thread, a long time ago...never tried it myself, though, although I do sometimes encounter the color shift issue. I'll have to give it a try!
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    Posted 10-06-2008 at 08:52 PM by briarrose briarrose is offline
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    Chris

    is there any chance that you could post a snapshot of the finished so i can visualize how that layer looks in real

    thanks
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    Posted 10-24-2008 at 11:25 AM by ilegales ilegales is offline
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    If I can dig it up again I will post a snapshot before and after.
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    Posted 10-27-2008 at 01:10 PM by cricket1961 cricket1961 is offline
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    Yes that would be great -

    i am a visual person and the before /after shot will make the softlight layer more understandable.

    many thanks Chris
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    Posted 11-04-2008 at 02:14 AM by ilegales ilegales is offline
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    Hello, This is Marksees. New to the forum. Looking forward to learning from all you guys and gals. - Thanks for being here for all of us willing learners. In addition, if I can share in some small way I sure will do so.

    Thanks again to you all.
    Marksees
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    Posted 12-28-2008 at 12:08 AM by marksees marksees is offline
 

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