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Old 01-02-2004, 02:06 PM
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Christine,

Just wondering where you found the background drapes that you used??

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Diane
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Old 01-02-2004, 03:05 PM
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Hi Diane

Scott's book is good but perhaps an even better one is Katrin Eismann's Photoshop Restoration & Retouching, second edition published by New Riders www.newriders.com

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Old 01-02-2004, 03:17 PM
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Thanks, Duv.

I have the first edition but I guess she added alot in the revised version?

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Old 01-02-2004, 08:36 PM
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Hi Di!

In another post someone recommended this. www.digitalmastery.com/tips. Looks like some good tips and good book.

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Duv

ps. Sorry if you don't like the Hi Di.
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Old 01-02-2004, 10:32 PM
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Diane,

The drapes are pure photoshop.

The method was described by Doug in the Tips section but is basically - select 2 colours from the image. Add a new layer
select the gradient tool change the tool mode to difference.
Make small horizontal strokes (the width of each fold). The layer will go black at times - just keep going.

Put the layer below the image and mask out the image where you want the drapes to be.

Christine
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Old 01-03-2004, 06:30 AM
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Re the drapes, you can check out Doug's original post or this tutorial based on it.
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Old 01-03-2004, 10:52 AM
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Hi Diane,

I think we need to go further with adjusting the image to start with to bring it back to the tones as they would have been in the original. The highlights on the pearls should be white, but that blows out the skin tone much lighter than it would normally be if we just make a straight levels adjustment, which means that we have a lot of fading in this photo. In order to seperate the light tones back to what I think would be about normal I used a curves adjustment layer in luminosity blending mode, it is attached with a screen shot.

Great work everyone, I especially like the drapes technique! Thanks, Leah.

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Old 01-03-2004, 06:03 PM
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Good thoughts Roger! Per my original post I thought the chest was unnaturally light either due to the lighting used or possible fading. Here it is slightly adjusted. Also, I was thinking a lighter background might compliment this lady.

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Old 01-04-2004, 09:59 AM
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Hi Di!

In another post someone recommended this. www.digitalmastery.com/tips. Looks like some good tips and good book.

Cheers
Duv

ps. Sorry if you don't like the Hi Di.

Hi Duv,

I don't mind the "Hi Di" at all... Thanks for your post about Ben Willmore's book and his website. It looks really interesting and a very good resource. Have you tried any of his tapes??

Best regards,
Di
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Old 01-04-2004, 10:02 AM
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Christine,

Thanks very much for explaining the technique to make drapes. THis is a really great thing to know! I'll give it a try...

Diane
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