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Old 11-13-2005, 10:08 AM
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Had a crack at what you're trying to achieve. Basically I took the green channel (usually I would use blue but there was too much artifacting on that channel) increased the contrast and then exaggerated some of the highlights and shadows with the airbrush. Then set the layer blending mode to luminosity. Its a 5 minute job on a low rez image. Its not perfect. #1 is the 'original' #2 shiny version

looks interesting - I will keep that in mind. thanks
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Old 11-13-2005, 10:33 AM
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Not sure if this link will be of any good to you, but you never know ! ! ! ! !

http://epaperpress.com/psphoto/index.html
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http://www.optikvervelabs.com/

Palms

thanks for the links - Im not such a great fan of "magic" plugins. I like to know the theory behind what is going on in order to be able to improve my skills. But thanks anyway
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Old 11-13-2005, 12:46 PM
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No problem bookster, but on the first link if you go through the menu, there is a tutorial for copying tones !

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Old 11-13-2005, 02:19 PM
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Not sure if this link will be of any good to you, but you never know ! ! ! ! !

http://epaperpress.com/psphoto/index.html
or
http://www.optikvervelabs.com/

Palms
I use the Virtual Photographer a lot! I really do like it for the effects I want. And what powerful shortcuts!

Maureen
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Old 11-13-2005, 06:02 PM
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Playing around with chrome effect

I started with a hue-shifted and then desatured version of this photo (original_bw). Then I duplicated the layer and applied the chrome effect in Paintshop Pro (chromed_bw). Then I randomly played around with blending of the two layers--I ended up with "darken" and the opacity set to 65%. Then I applied a contrast-boosting curve to the whole thing (blended_bw.jpg). Kind of has a silvery look to it. Maybe if you experimented along these lines you'd get what you're after. The chrome effect in Photoshop doesn't act quite the same way as the one in Paintshop, but I suspect I could have gotten the same thing in Photoshop as well.

The darken blend mode is a bit like using a mask, but throwing a real mask into the mix might be interesting as well.

Bart
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Old 11-13-2005, 10:50 PM
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Well I am not sure exactly what you mean by silverlook.. I wouldnt mind a more detailed explanation. To me it seems you need that soft lighting look when the photo does not have that soft lighting. Here is one attempt, Post other examples if you have any, Im interested in what you are after..

http://home.att.net/~digphotog/silverlookcopy.jpg
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Old 11-14-2005, 09:29 AM
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i would sure love a proper tutorial for this!been looking for how to do it for ages!
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Old 11-17-2005, 03:44 PM
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Desaturate

This looks a bit like that desaturating technique (discussed before)

Desaturate the image - copy the blue or green channel over to the layers and lower the opacity rather than using HSL

Then paint colour back over the image at a low opacity of about 5%
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Old 11-18-2005, 02:53 AM
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I don't mean to get off the original subject of this thread, but how exactly do you copy one of the channels over to a layer? I've experimented, but I don't think I am getting it quite right.
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Old 11-18-2005, 03:17 AM
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Select the channel from the channels tab
Ctrl+A (select all)
ctr+c (copy)
switch back to the layers tab
Make a new layer (!important)
ctrl+v (paste) into the new layer
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