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Old 12-14-2005, 05:01 PM
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check out this photographers work:

http://www.musecube.com/mick/
Cool - thanks for the link. Some of his stuff is great ... some of it not so great.

You should perhaps warn people, that there's a lot of nude content in there ;-)

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Old 12-14-2005, 06:34 PM
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Sorry about that, I know some forums are against sites like that...I have been hunting for a tutorial to get that affect.
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Old 12-15-2005, 01:11 AM
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nice

Great work there. On Dragon's site he says it is "Painting with Light" I think that is basically what we are going for here. You can come up with many results. Each person is different - that's the great thing about this technique. I am really enjoying playing around with it.

Dragon's site: http://andrzejdragan.com/
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Old 12-15-2005, 04:34 AM
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Okay, I'll post an experiment also -- after looking at megl's work, practicing with CSpringer's PWL, etc.
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Old 12-15-2005, 05:02 AM
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Sorry about that, I know some forums are against sites like that.....
I wouldn't say anybody here is against the site (interesting stuff, BTW), just would be nice to post a nude alert. OK?

........

This thread started off asking about "silver Light", and now the Dragan technique has been mentioned a couple of times.
I find them similar (dark contrast, low saturation, lotsa texture) but I'd been thinking that the "silver" look was, in fact, more like a metal finish and the Dragan more like "hyper-realism".

Comments anyone?

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Old 12-15-2005, 06:03 AM
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I wouldn't say anybody here is against the site (interesting stuff, BTW), just would be nice to post a nude alert. OK?
definately a 'NSFW' link... (not safe for work)
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Old 12-15-2005, 10:54 AM
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OK guys i found this technique on another site, but i having a hard time understand the "S" curve part......
heres what this guy says:
First I Smart Sharpened it to show the pores (microcontrast). Then I unsharp masked with a larger radius (macrocontrast) to emphasize the wrinkles by "Fading To" Darken. To top it off, I added a steep "S" curve set to Luminosity to emulate the overall contrast and color.
And this is his result:
http://www.photo.net/bboard/big-imag...ad_id=26207184

By the way can someone explain the "S" curve.......I have been working on this technique since last night, I really like it.....Thanks guys
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Old 12-15-2005, 11:18 AM
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Smile S curve

Nvstyle,
The S curve is the shape of the line that goes through the Curves box. The more you tweak it to look like an S (raise highlights, lower shadows), the more contrast the image will have. So to follow this step, you need to:
create a new curves adjustment layer
raise the highlights, lower the shadows
change the blending mode of the adjustment layer to Luminosity

Hope this helped!
Cheers,
AutumnRae

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Old 12-15-2005, 11:54 AM
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I took a stab at it and had some interesting results. Below are the links to the before and after pictures.

http://s2creative.com/test1before.jpg
http://s2creative.com/test1after.jpg
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Old 12-15-2005, 12:47 PM
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trouble

Still have trouble with the end process, trying to make the skin look smooth after all the sharpen.....
Should i use a certain amount of radius??
this is the picture im trying to draganize:

http://photobucket.com/albums/b305/p...t=d76ff885.jpg
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