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Old 01-22-2010, 09:10 AM
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Grunge Portrait - Critique Please

Hi guys,

Just recently finished this shot, and would appreciate your feedback.

Many thanks.
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Old 01-22-2010, 12:09 PM
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Re: Grunge Portrait - Critique Please

Hello Longside, To me the image looks low key, sombre mood. I like it but it is not what I now as a "Grunge" look which tend to be dirtier with harsh shadows and high contrast. Is that the effect you wanted? Can you show the Before image so people can see what you transformed it from?
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Old 01-22-2010, 01:13 PM
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Re: Grunge Portrait - Critique Please

If you shot this image, you did a nice job with lighting and capturing a mood. I'm not sure I'd call it a grunge image, but it certainly is compelling. As far as the expression is concerned, it's difficult to determine if he's pissed off, an intellectual, manic depressive or someone with Tourettes Syndrome right before an outburst of obscenities. Regardless, I like it.
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Old 01-22-2010, 02:10 PM
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Re: Grunge Portrait - Critique Please

Great photo.I agree with the comments about this not being quite grunge. It is a great start to get their tho. I did a QUICK one to get a little closer. Channel mixer layer set to mono and hard light, then quick Add Grain to a s neutral soft light layer...not exactly the definition of grunge but you get the idea.
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Old 01-22-2010, 02:29 PM
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Re: Grunge Portrait - Critique Please

I Draganized him. I am not sure if you would consider this grunge.
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Old 01-22-2010, 05:04 PM
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Re: Grunge Portrait - Critique Please

I agree with all the comments thus far!

I like the image and think it is moody and has the power to draw you in! Good Job!!

I also thought it might be a bit better to display this dark moody picture by moving in closer, the elbow may be gone but the symmetry is still there.. (I darkened the far shoulder and brightened the eye highlights also)

The second version is what I would call "grunge"
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Old 01-23-2010, 03:09 AM
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Re: Grunge Portrait - Critique Please

My try at "grunging" him ;-)

Used a black and white adjustment layer on "Soft Light" blending mode with the "Tint" checkbox checked, red pulled down, yellow pushed up.
Unsharp mask on the guy with low amount and high radius, than again with high amount and low radius.
Finally I used the surface blur to sharpen the image. Merged visible layers, set the mode to "Vivid Light", used the surface blur, again merged visible, desaturated and set the blending mode to "Overlay".

If I had done it more carefully I had watched out for clipping...
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Old 01-23-2010, 08:44 AM
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Re: Grunge Portrait - Critique Please

The Look of Grunge.
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Old 01-23-2010, 12:52 PM
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Re: Grunge Portrait - Critique Please

Everyone has their own view on Grunge...I like Jonas and cupcakes pics
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Old 01-23-2010, 06:34 PM
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The Look of Grunge.
My favorite.
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Old 01-23-2010, 07:07 PM
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Old 01-24-2010, 01:21 AM
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Re: Grunge Portrait - Critique Please

my try at grunge.
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Old 01-25-2010, 05:02 AM
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Re: Grunge Portrait - Critique Please

There is couple of very nice modifications to the picture, in my opinion it would deserve just half of it.
I have merged origin with one of the "draganized" modifications and the attachment is closest to my liking.
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Old 01-25-2010, 05:40 AM
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Re: Grunge Portrait - Critique Please

Hi guys,

Some interesting comments and modifications.

If anyone is interested I don't mind providing the original psd as the modifications aren't being done justice due to the low quality of the attached jpeg.

Let me know...
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Old 02-02-2010, 07:27 AM
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Re: Grunge Portrait - Critique Please

I for one would like to see the original. If you are offering it for modifications and ideas, that would be fine.
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