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Old 08-03-2004, 08:25 AM
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Misty moody muted Challenge

Anybody here know how this guy does this? It looks sharp but soft, colors muted and glowing. Cool effect imo.

http://www.staythisday.com
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Old 08-03-2004, 08:42 AM
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In his website, he does talk about using "near" infrared filters to achieve a certain glow. Is that what you are noticing? BTW, his work is awesome.

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Old 08-03-2004, 10:18 AM
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I had a bit of a play based on his discussion of his technique and this is my first attempt at achieving something similar (photo from StockXchange).

* Bottom layer: Background (the original)

* Next layer up: Channel Mixer adjustmentlayer, "monochrome" checked, +100 Red, +100 Green, -100 Blue (experiment with different settings). Opacity set to 65%.

* Next layer up: Copy of background layer with Image -> Adjust -> Channel Mixer (use same settings as for Channel Mixer asjustment layer), then Filter -> Blur -> Gaussian Blur (use a value that looks right - here I used 1.9 pixels). Blend mode set to Luminosity. Opacity set to 32%.
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Old 08-03-2004, 11:53 AM
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I wonder if it's a Duotone

I played around with that penthouse tut I found on here and made an action to do these.
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Old 08-03-2004, 06:38 PM
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I've fooled with it all day

I called the guy and asked for tips. He didn't return my call.
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Old 08-03-2004, 10:35 PM
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If you mean like this then...

Duplicate layer - guassian blur (quite a lot)
change layer mode to soft light.

New gradient map layer - colours I used were
Dark R67 G58 B49
Light R247 G240 R233

Changed opacity of gradient map to 80%

Christine
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Old 08-03-2004, 11:09 PM
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Leah - thanks for the technique. Now I have to figure out how to make it an action.

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Old 12-15-2004, 10:15 AM
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Wow. If this guy had photographed my first wedding, she and I might still be married

Sorry I don't have a clue how he does it, but thanks for posting the link to his site -- his work is inspirational.
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Old 12-15-2004, 10:37 AM
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By George, Leah, I think you've got it! Although I think some blue sky in the picture really helps to 'make' the effect, I think. This is the water wagon from a recent Creative Interpretation thread by DannyRaphael at

http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/photo-based-art/9379-creative-interpretations-water-wagon.html

I ran it mostly unchanged through Leah's recipe, although I left the final Opacity value at 81% -- it just looked better to me. As always, some additional tweaking wouldn't hurt, but this sure looks like it's headed in the correct direction.
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Old 12-22-2004, 12:14 PM
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Interesting thread. I used Christine's image (hope you dont mind).
So here's my creation. I used 2 layers of high pass, screen blend, and one median layer, luminosity blend. All layers lowered opacity.
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