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Old 12-01-2005, 06:04 AM
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chocolate man

Hi all, my 1st post here and hopefully someone can give me some help me on how to recreate this effect.....
I need to recreate the elton picture below for a job and after trying for days just cant do it ...

I want to take a photo of a person, apply an action, and turn them into chocolate.
I have attcahed a picture below to try it out on, if someone can do this, there is a serious reward in it

I need to get this image as close as possible to elton above, but it should also work for other images for example people in wheelchairs, different skin color, different color clothing.
All ideas are appreciated ... any examples would be great ... any actions that'll do it will get paid for!

Hopefully someone out there can help, im on a 5 day deadline and the stress is starting to get to me

Cheers

ps. sorry if i have posted this in the wrong forum ....

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Old 12-01-2005, 06:57 AM
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i supose what im asking for is .... is it possible?
ive been banging my head against a wall.

let me clarify .... im not a leech looking for quick rewards, just a frustrated designer tasked with something that i need help with, working somwhere where help is very low on the ground.
i just wish i spotted this place earlyier

if someone has the technique that can replicate the chocolate man, and is willing to share the method, i can sort them out something for it.... thats all

im sorry if the tone seems stressed Ella .... i can hear deadline footsteps getting closer and after 5 days of trying, the footsteps get louder by the mouseclick.

sorry for any confusion
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Old 12-01-2005, 07:00 AM
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this might help you out:
http://www.worth1000.com/tutorial.asp?sid=161111
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Old 12-01-2005, 07:05 AM
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Thanks Nancy, will have a go at this right away!!
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Old 12-01-2005, 07:20 AM
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Chocolate Factory

Welcome to Retouch Pro.

The previous links to "making a statue" are an excellent start.

In addition you might want to add a gradient adjustment layer to the subject. Sample several colors from Elton John and use these to make a custom gradient.

1.)Select the subject and copy to a new layer
2.) Use a gradient map adjustment layer on the subject which will apply the previously constructed gradient on to the new target.

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Old 12-01-2005, 09:56 AM
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Hi Pathogen

You might also look at the techniques I used in this thread.

Pierre
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Old 12-01-2005, 12:18 PM
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I used the method explained in the bronze statue thread.

I matched color of the jeans and shirt to the skin. I ran plastic wrap and desaturated highlights before matching the result to Elton's chocolate. The biggest problem still to solve is Elton's highlights are soft and white, mine are hard and chocolaty pink.

Pierre

Edit: I replace the image with a better try.
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Old 12-03-2005, 02:06 AM
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For anyone interested, I've posted steps and saved adjustment levels on PST that should work with most source material... http://photoshoptechniques.com/forum...8&postcount=33

PSD of Work Involved

Painting of the highlights and not using the plastic wrap filter should yeild better results but with more work. Dodge and burn tools would no doubt be very handy for this effect.
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Old 12-03-2005, 05:26 AM
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Chocolate Man

Well this was done by running the cutout filter in Photoshop with 4 levels to posterize the image then I used a gradient map adjustment layer on a chocolate gradient I cooked up.

The second image is the first image plus plastic wrap. I did not discard the background "spray"
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Old 12-03-2005, 07:29 AM
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Mine went as follows:

1. Make mask from green channel
2. Duplicate base layer and run Filter->Emboss (heavy)
3. Using mask and 50% grey painted out white edges and pattern in shirt
4. Using Smudge smoothed skin, shirt and pants.
5. Inverted mask and deleted background
6. Ran Plastic Wrap Filter (mild)
7. Hue/Sat adjustment with colourise option ticked.
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