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Old 01-25-2009, 10:45 AM
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Re: Low Key

Interesting challenge, gladesman.

Something like this perhaps?
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Old 01-25-2009, 11:03 AM
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Attached is what I've got so far. First I combined two images from RAW, brushed with a mask and then used Murray's channel mixer idea, overlay, curves to darken, masked hue and saturation, and some D&B.
The second image here is from the Raw with very little PP done on it. The low key effect came from the available lighting. I posted it to show the effect I'm looking for by applying PP to normal images.

I'm convinced that proper low key comes from the lighting itself, but that we can come close to it in photoshop. The easiest images to work with seem to be those with fairly strong directional lighting to start with.

I'm a long way from the finish line, but am sure the answers are in this forum.
What is interesting is these posts that include edge highlighting.
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Old 01-25-2009, 11:34 AM
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Re: Low Key

I think most of the adjustments you could do in camera raw editing.
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Old 01-25-2009, 01:02 PM
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I think most of the adjustments you could do in camera raw editing.
I see what you mean, but it leaves shadows blocked, and there isn't a lot of detail in the highlights, either. Maybe a combination.
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Old 01-25-2009, 02:33 PM
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Attached is what I've got so far. First I combined two images from RAW, brushed with a mask and then used Murray's channel mixer idea, overlay, curves to darken, masked hue and saturation, and some D&B.
The second image here is from the Raw with very little PP done on it. The low key effect came from the available lighting. I posted it to show the effect I'm looking for by applying PP to normal images.

I'm convinced that proper low key comes from the lighting itself, but that we can come close to it in photoshop. The easiest images to work with seem to be those with fairly strong directional lighting to start with.

I'm a long way from the finish line, but am sure the answers are in this forum.
What is interesting is these posts that include edge highlighting.
Love the second shot ( and i have now attached the image ! ! !)

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Old 01-25-2009, 02:55 PM
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Love the second shot ( and i have now attached the image ! ! !)

Palms
Yeah, helps to include the image. That's pretty good for a short cut.
Question, how do you attach a web address? So I put it in my signature? Thanks.
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Old 01-25-2009, 03:03 PM
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Top left menu item - User CP > Edit Signature and add your url
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Old 01-25-2009, 03:08 PM
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Re: Low Key

Did it. See if it works.
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Old 01-25-2009, 03:39 PM
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Did it. See if it works.
It works

and nice work from you

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Old 01-25-2009, 04:01 PM
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Appreciate you looking.
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