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Old 01-03-2012, 06:42 PM
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LA Apocalypse

Here's a series of images I did for an upcoming tutorial in Photoshop Projects magazine (unless you live in AUS/NZ you probably won't see it). Make sure to enlarge it a bit from the default display.

I started with a generic touristy view of downtown LA from Griffith Observatory, color corrected it with iCorrect EditLab Pro, added a 1940's-like stark+soft effect with Topaz Adjust, then yellow sky and artificial foreground bokeh with Topaz Lens Effects, followed by red/orange/black vignette+grain (also Lens Effects), then artificial sunset and lens flare (Knoll Light Factory) and finally some grunge with Retrographer.

A larger final version is also attached.
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Very cool result plugs. Not sure why my mind goes to I Robot, but the result makes me think of that movie for some reason. Futuristic decay I call it.
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Thanks Lyle! Or maybe I Am Legend (different city, I know)
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Liked that Will Smith movie too. Men in Black (I and II) as well as Independence Day. Only sort of liked Handcock.
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:02 PM
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That's right, I should do something with UFO's!
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Now that would be cool; UFO destroying the City.
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I thought LA always looks like that!
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