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Old 04-21-2006, 09:50 PM
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How they get this?

http://dqstudios.com/gallery/cathy/

I am just amazed at the, oh i guess I would describe it as "cleanliness of color".

It is so soft, and yet vibrant and bold at the same time. Obviously they have great lighting but... it is more than that!

Any ideas? I am sure it involves blending modes... but I am stumped beyond that.

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Old 04-22-2006, 08:16 AM
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The photos have a little too much red for my taste, but they may have used a lens filter, color fill layer or a photoshop warming adjustment.
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Old 04-22-2006, 03:20 PM
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Looks like a lot of darkroom manipulation. May be film.

I also agree...too much red and too contrasty for me.

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Old 04-23-2006, 10:27 AM
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I've just found out about a PS action called "Gothic Glow" that looks a bit like that.

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Old 04-23-2006, 04:30 PM
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It may be a Gothic Glow action but I think most of the time the effect is much heavier like in the shot below.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...un/TheDeep.jpg

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Old 04-23-2006, 08:59 PM
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Really Easy and the Actual Rim Around them is so obviuos that it actually is not that good..Any kind of Glow or Blur or sepia blur will give that. Then just mask it off of them...
They actually do a bad job of it IMHO..
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Old 04-23-2006, 09:01 PM
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Jon Foster.. That looks exactly like a plug-in called Buzz. And I think I saw that picture on another forum and they even said they used that filter. But if not check out the "Buzz" filters..
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Old 04-24-2006, 04:42 AM
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Hi Darryl,

I can tell you from my experience it's not photoshop but the lens that makes the difference. pro equipment and photographer skills make a huge difference from well done shot to this result.

A good lens equipment and knowing what DOF etc to use is vital to get results like this.

Also, the use of a polarizer is obvious which you cannot achieve with Photoshop

HIH
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Old 04-24-2006, 07:19 AM
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1. Dupe layer
2. Gausian blur duped layer until it's very fuzzy (the more blur, the less rim around objects/people)
3. Set blending mode to overlay
4. Adjust opacity of blurred layer, as well as saturation (cmd. u on a mac)

VOILA!
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