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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.

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! )
    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.

    Posted 10-06-2008 at 12:44 PM by cricket1961 cricket1961 is offline
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    briarrose's Avatar
    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!
    Posted 10-06-2008 at 08:52 PM by briarrose briarrose is offline
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    is there any chance that you could post a snapshot of the finished so i can visualize how that layer looks in real

    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.
    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
    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.
    Posted 12-28-2008 at 12:08 AM by marksees marksees is offline

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