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Old 11-04-2005, 01:36 PM
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Hey i'm usualy refered to as the Dragon not a dragonizer

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Ro you have me intrigued now so hope you are not working and having a go
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Old 11-04-2005, 04:09 PM
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Here's another try at the Draganize technique. Tried a completely black BG.

Lets the subject stand out a bit more.

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Old 11-04-2005, 04:12 PM
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Steve much prefer the all black background

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Old 11-04-2005, 04:17 PM
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Does help doesn't it?

Thanks.

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Old 11-07-2005, 04:52 AM
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Steve / Palms, agreed.

Faces are usually at the higher end of the luminosity scale, so if you want them to stand out, you put in a dark background.
Take that to the limit and you've got black.

However, the face shouldn't be too dark - otherwise we're going to lose all the contrast we generated with the black background.

I was thinking of something like this......

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Old 11-07-2005, 06:22 AM
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Glad you had a go it was worth the wait,

I think i can feel a black background faze coming on


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Old 11-07-2005, 07:06 AM
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Way cool, Steve and Ro. I like both treatments of the subject. Both make unique statements.

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Old 11-07-2005, 07:35 AM
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Thanks Janet.

A bit off subject, but was trying out the technique on some downloaded images & the attached seemed to lend itself to Draganizing.

Overall quality is lacking. Was a small image.

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Way cool, Steve and Ro. I like both treatments of the subject. Both make unique statements.

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Old 11-07-2005, 07:48 AM
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Your version looks a bit more like the actual Dragan images that I have seen. His faces are usually the standouts and the first thing that you notice in his work. I think that since I left most of the facial lines and other detail in, it caused the face to be darker.

To me his images look like paintings without any simplfication or brush strokes. Really hard to tell how much was in the lighting etc of the original photo and how much was manipulated. Reminds me of the type of feel you see in an Albright painting.

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Steve / Palms, agreed.

Faces are usually at the higher end of the luminosity scale, so if you want them to stand out, you put in a dark background.
Take that to the limit and you've got black.

However, the face shouldn't be too dark - otherwise we're going to lose all the contrast we generated with the black background.

I was thinking of something like this......

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Old 11-07-2005, 07:55 AM
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Nice one, Steve. you're really getting the hang of this stuff!!
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Overall quality is lacking. Was a small image.
Yeah, I've found that doing a Dragan on a low-quality image is difficult because pixelation and JPEG artifacts get in the way of the surface texture I'm trying to make stand out.

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