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creating "silver light"

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Old 11-12-2005, 11:19 AM
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creating "silver light"

I have read some good tutorials about painting with light + dodge and burn, but I still need to figure out how to make that "silver light". Im not sure that it is the right term, but I guess some of you know what Im talking about. Its a certain kind of light that makes the picture look almost metalic. I do realise there is a tutorial on here about making metalskin, but thats not what Im looking for either. I have attached a couple of pics that illustrates my point. ( although they are not the best pics to illustrate with, they will have to do for the moment)

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Old 11-12-2005, 12:03 PM
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Ditto

I would love to figure how to get that type of Silver B&W especially the first pictures..
Sounds Like a challenge for the gurus!!
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Old 11-12-2005, 02:20 PM
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here is an attempt on getting that look. Its a pic I took some while ago (Im not a photographer). any pointers on how to get there all the way?

silverlook
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Old 11-12-2005, 04:09 PM
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And here's mine.
  • Shadow/highlights
  • screen mode layer
  • on the screen mode layer, cooling photo filter 80 at 25% density, preserve luminosity
  • on the normal layer below the screen layer,
    • curves: 128 to 108 and 64 to 34
    • reduce saturation by 40 units
  • merge visible layers
  • sharpen with a radius 4 high pass layer on overlay mode
  • merge visible
  • gaussian blur radius 10; in edit>fade gaussian blur dialog, chose 30% and hard light
  • worked on the skin with the patch tool; she didn't need much
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Old 11-12-2005, 11:51 PM
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Firstly this effect is A LOT easier on photos with great lighting to begin with..

I will see if I can create it in PS. I would start with heavy usharp, mixing BW channels, and denoising, soft light layers..
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Old 11-13-2005, 05:00 AM
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Panpan:hey there great job with the pic -but the effect is a bit too suttle compared to what i was looking for.

Delic: I realise it is more easier if you have that great light to begin with, but as I often dont, I need to figure out a way to fake it in photshop. Looking forward to see what you come up with.
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Old 11-13-2005, 05:39 AM
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Panpan:hey there great job with the pic -but the effect is a bit too suttle compared to what i was looking for.
Here's a less subtle effect. I added a desaturated layer with a luminosity mask.
The second pne is similar, but darker.
Those effect are fun to generate even if they're not exactly what you need

Pierre
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Old 11-13-2005, 06:21 AM
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Not sure if I am on the right track on this, however the colour photo was simply a case of using a fill layer with 25% grey in overlay blending mode and then another 50% overlay which acted as a dodge and burn layer to increase the contrast and then just a smigen of dropping of saturation. The second one was a desaturation of the first and a 50% grey overlay with a stronger opacity for dodging.
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Last edited by Cassidy; 11-13-2005 at 06:27 AM. Reason: Helps if I save with the layers visible, lol
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Old 11-13-2005, 07:06 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
or
http://www.optikvervelabs.com/

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Last edited by palms; 11-13-2005 at 07:11 AM. Reason: just thought of another site
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Old 11-13-2005, 07:13 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
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