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Old 03-22-2008, 07:24 PM
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Rock band shot

dont mean to flood and this will be the last i post this week i promise

wasn't going for realism per se, wanted to do something "gritty"....

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Old 03-22-2008, 10:08 PM
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Re: Rock band shot

Artistic look and group pose.

Looks like you used LucisArt. (did you?)

To me the unnatural skin colors are a bit of a distraction, but I like the resulting tonal shifts and texture.

Consider converting your gritty look to high contrast BW... Here's an example to chew on.

Keep up the creative work.
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Old 03-22-2008, 10:32 PM
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Re: Rock band shot

thanks for checking it out

i agree about the skin tones, def gona have to have a play about with desaturating the entire image or certain areas

I keep seeing lucisart mentioned on the forums (im new to this, coming from a graphic design bg) but i honestly have no idea what it is :s .... some kind of ps plugin i assume? I'll have to check it out.

Either way - naa, its just a bunch of diff layer blending modes and adjustment layers
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Old 03-22-2008, 11:29 PM
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Re: Rock band shot

Looks a little like a copy of a Beatles pose from the 1960's. Maybe you should look for a more original pose?
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Old 03-23-2008, 11:28 AM
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Re: Rock band shot

not my shot, i only did the PS work on it
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Old 03-24-2008, 03:33 PM
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Re: Rock band shot

Hi Samoflak!
Great work. How did you get this result?
Have you got any tutorial about these effects?
Thanks.
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Old 03-24-2008, 10:04 PM
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Re: Rock band shot

thanks sorry, no tutorials... was a lot of trial and error with blend modes and adjustment layers which i then flattened and used as a luminosity layer over the original image, lots of cleaning up and colour adjustments on top of that and i got tho what you se e there. ....sorry thats not really very helpful , 3am here n i need sleep - i'll go back to my psd and edit this post tomorrow with a more detailed explanation
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Old 03-25-2008, 12:18 AM
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Re: Rock band shot

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I keep seeing lucisart mentioned on the forums (im new to this, coming from a graphic design bg) but i honestly have no idea what it is :s .... some kind of Photoshop plugin i assume? I'll have to check it out.

Either way - naa, its just a bunch of diff layer blending modes and adjustment layers
Yes, LucisArt is a plugin, an expensive one. On the right image it works well.

It renders a very distinctive look that many have attempted to replicate without success. Your results are very close. I look forward to reading your further details.

Here's a link: http://www.lucisart.com/
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Old 03-26-2008, 08:49 AM
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thanks sorry, no tutorials... was a lot of trial and error with blend modes and adjustment layers which i then flattened and used as a luminosity layer over the original image, lots of cleaning up and colour adjustments on top of that and i got tho what you se e there. ....sorry thats not really very helpful , 3am here n i need sleep - i'll go back to my psd and edit this post tomorrow with a more detailed explanation
No problem, I'll try to do somethig similar.
Congratulations again, it was a great effect!!
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Old 04-03-2008, 10:52 AM
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Re: Rock band shot

ok sorry for the hold up, been busy as hell.

- background layer (leave this alone)

- background layer duplicated: - exposure adjustment so that there are no overly dark areas or light areas (i used this to get rid of the dark area at the bottom in the original)

- dupe previous layer - set blending mode to "color dodge"

- and again - set to linear dodge

- and again - set to overlay

( i did manual adjustments to all of these layers, but i can't remember what exactly)

flatten all these (not bg layer) and set the flattened image to "luminosity" over the original and your halfway there, from then on i did a lot of color adjustments and manual painting on top of that,

- also im not sure at what opacity i had the color and linear dodge layers set to - but it certainly wasn't 100%

sorry if its a bit vague but i hope this helps
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