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Old 12-28-2007, 03:48 PM
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special composition in/with snow

hi folks,

Can this be done without a 3D program (only photoshop)?

Just wonder how?

Picture on the right: Letting drive a car in the snow so far is not an option
picture on the left: wrapping with photoshop gives unsharpened pixels

wow, anyone of you can help me wonder how??

thanks!

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Old 12-28-2007, 08:59 PM
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Re: special composition in/with snow

York, I think you are trying to say that driving a car through snow to duplicate the effect in the photo on the right is not an option. I think you are also trying to say that using the PS Warp tool causes the pixels to blur. However, I do not understand what exactly you are trying to do. Are you trying to make a composite by adding the snow and tire tracks from the image on the right, on top of the road in the image on the left?
A detailed explanation of what you are trying to do would help.
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Old 12-29-2007, 01:30 PM
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Re: special composition in/with snow

picture on the right is manipulated, it can be done in 3d, but to me I think has been done PS due to the nice details on the tire marks...but hey...I can be wrong

picture on the left is done in PS, easy to add these lines! why don't just warp them and then sharpen them? it can be done!? right?!
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Old 12-29-2007, 06:27 PM
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Hi,
Sorry if I wasn't clear in my question.

I saw the two pictures on the internet, and i was very interested if those pics can be created only in photoshop. The two pics are from the same photographer during the same campaign (don't know who right now).

The pic on the left:
i know that the white lines can be easely drawn in photoshop. But, the road is turned and circular... I tried that too a while ago: draw a (flat) road and used the warp tool to make it twist (more or less like a ramp for skeelers). The pixels were blurred a lot because you manipulate them heavily. Afterwards, i read an article that a photographer hired a 3D-specialist to make (helping to make) a road that make a 360° rotation (advertising shot), ... so, that's why i asked myself how to let the road turn and rotate, keeping it sharp... maybe you can do better than me ;-)

The pic on the right:
If this is not created in 3D, you have to get the tire marks and tracks somewhere else. I never think you only can draw this, you have to take a shot of the track somewhere else. IF this is the case, how can you make this? Could it be possible to let the car drive over a kind of mask (sand, small stones...), than shoot the track and paste it?

For me, i'm very interested in 'the making of' many shots. Many times it is surprisingly easy, but sometimes i can't figure it out.

Thank you very much!

York

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Old 12-29-2007, 08:10 PM
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I really like this, I'm going to give it a try when I come home tonight or tomorrow!
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Re: special composition in/with snow

I think you'd also have to take into account factors such as the size of source file that this photographer/designer was working with in the first place. if say, he was working with images taken using an H3D 39megapixel medium format camera, increase the resolution again and then warping the file before resizing to the smaller size you actually want may display less obvious blurring.

Other techniques you could try would be to warp the overall image and then to cover the blurred pixels you dont like, overlay them with texture taken from a patch of the original file.

The quality of the source file will make all the difference though.
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Old 01-01-2008, 06:14 PM
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Re: special composition in/with snow

take a look at taylor james maybe they have something you like

http://www.taylorjames.com/
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Old 01-02-2008, 06:39 AM
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take a look at taylor james maybe they have something you like

http://www.taylorjames.com/
they have a lot I like and it was just earlier today I was showing that site to the creative director at the agency I am working in.
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