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Old 10-26-2005, 08:26 AM
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Nancy Here is a picture for another thread if you want to try it out..?
Sn@@k
http://stathol.home.comcast.net/phot...anJuergens.jpg
Or this one which is even better
http://www.optiknurv.com/hold/try003original.jpg
Give it a whirl Girl
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Old 10-26-2005, 08:45 AM
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...again no after shot - so anything that I product will not satisfy you, as you have proven with everyone who as tried to help you. unless you can provide both the before and after to match, you will not be satisfied with anything I or anyone else does. It would be a waste of time.
His style is 'organic' and different for each picture, without something to aim for you can always so it isnt right.
As you have done every time in the past you will say it is close but it is not right.

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Old 10-26-2005, 09:01 AM
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Hey Gang...

Alright.. Let's try and solve this little dilema.. First, thanks to all for your wonderful words. I try to get here to help out whenever I can. There are so many talented retouchers that I know out there, if only they came by to help out, too.... let's see if I can persuade some of them along

Anyway, someone send me a link to an image the like off of Dragan's site and I'll collect my crew together to see how we can achieve it... deal?

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Old 10-26-2005, 09:02 AM
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I am not quite sure what you mean. What after shot? And what Before shot?
There is no-one (pro) doing this work that is going to give me a before shot.. So I am not quite sure where you are going with this.
I am not that bad of a guy...
So I might Love it! Do not be Negative.
What exactly do you want. An after shot from one of the sites..There is no way I can get the Before shot for Obviuos reasons.
If you want I can send you a small picture of mine before and after. Which ever one you want. Just tell me where to send it and what size.
I am Honest. So I said Pixel's shot was way to green. But that does not mean he is Bad...
Just let me know,
I do however have another request for you. Will post it soon, I lost the page soem where...
Did you check out the Loretta luxe page.?
What do you think of her stuff?
Better yet, you have any examples of stuff you like I can check out.
Or Any stuff you do. Could not find you webpage anywhere.
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Old 10-26-2005, 09:07 AM
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You liked pixels first attempt until he told you how he did it :p
vaguely looked at that girls site on the way out to work this morning, didnt get a chance to look at it properly.
Just in the process of putting together a gallery from 1 of those images you provided - but as I said, without knowing exactly where you want it to end up its impossible to provide the perfect reproduction that you're looking for.
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Old 10-26-2005, 09:07 AM
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Cool Conrad, That would be great.
I understand that Nancy might want a Before but for obviuos reason these guys do not post there before. I do know on Dragan site
He does have a before of an Old man (looks like SantaClaus) Smoking a pipe.
But I think it is way to small.

I have notced another thing and not sure if you may agree. He is definetly tricking the backgrounds also. Replacing them or shooting on a tripod then focusing on background and mering them in photoshop. I know he used a 10 or 20d now and there is no way you are going to get that DOF from that camera...;-)
His lighting is also not that special (nice) but not special. Probably one softbox slightly above his subject. Could even be an on camera flash with diffuser.
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Old 10-26-2005, 09:14 AM
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Nancy--> Here it is
Straight from Dragan's site
The old B&W version:
http://andrzejdragan.com/foto/foto21.jpg
And the Retouched:
http://andrzejdragan.com/foto/foto23.jpg

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Now you have the older from him and his retouch. So you can compare it to his directly.
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PS. This is even less exxaggerated than others work but is on the same track.
Other Rap sites are putting a little more sheeen and more saturated color to the color parts, But that I can figure out....
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Old 10-26-2005, 09:24 AM
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Thats not an original - its just an older version.

http://hazelryan.co.uk/Site2/forsnook/index.html

Just some roughs that are close to his style - but every single one of his images is slightly different, as will any image that tries to emulate him.
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Old 10-26-2005, 09:32 AM
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NICE Nancy. I like the link you did..
See I am not that Bad!!!
You have a psd of those.. I like them all, Especially the yellowy one. Like the skin tones!
Great.
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Old 10-26-2005, 09:49 AM
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http://hazelryan.co.uk/Site2/forsnook/forsnook.psd - warning its 8mb

As I said, they're roughs, if I was the photographer or had a specific mood in mind I would spend much longer on a single image. If there is something you think could be improved to be more like how you want then let me know the number and what you want and I could refine it.
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Old 10-26-2005, 10:01 AM
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Hey Nancy, THANKS.
I am downloading now and will let you know.
Thanks for your effort and No hard Feelings
Did you see Loretta Luxe's site? You have any ideas How I can get similar skin tones?
I am going off to work in a little bit and will try and post an example for you.
I want to try and get those skin tones that are when you take the red/yellow out of the skin tones. I have tried but they get a little patchy the skin.
Hard to describe with out an example, So I'll search.
Thanks a lot for your time. I DO appreciate it!
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You have a site of your stuff you do I can check out.
Thanks again,
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Also 8mb is nothing, I downloaded it in less than a minute
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Old 10-26-2005, 10:12 AM
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Nancy, A couple of questions..
The Blue (s curve) was that an s curve run on the blue channel through the channels layer?
Also can you sharpen while in the Blue channel in the Channels palette, The copy and past that into a new layer?
I thought of 2 things also.
I think he (as his example) is making the images B&W and then painting in the color after wards. Could this be. Also if you notice on the old man with the pipe picture. The skin of the old man becomes more blotchy ( showing more of his defects in the skin) Which probably won't be attractive for models But I like the Pinkish magenta skin tone he applied.
Also Someone in another forum said that by using the Eye dropper they discovered he has all kinds of "slight" colors even in his shadows. Ever so slight cyan's etc.. How would that be acheived.
If you have time to maybe figure that out.

But if not I appreciate your help and would rather pick your brain for the Loretta luxe skintones.
I am trying to get skin tones to look "white" if that makes sense. Not black and white but white.
I saw a couple of advertisements (cannot find the dang picture) that the girls was wearing a blue jeans top and bottom and she had Like Platinum colored hair (white) and her skintones were the same, Kind of White. Not grey like B&W would produce, But white!!
Sorry I am rambling maybe, And will post you a picture.
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Old 10-26-2005, 10:12 AM
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I looked at her site quickly but I'm supposed to be busy right now quite a few of the pictures look to have been desaturated and recoloured. Particularly the ones that look like 1940s/1950s clothes. TBH a fair few of them look like they're head transplants but on such small images its hard to be sure.
i will try to find a picture of a child work on
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Old 10-26-2005, 10:29 AM
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Great, Yeh get back to work before you get in trouble!!
I'll post later some references...
Thanks again, and sorry for conflicts before!

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Old 10-26-2005, 10:37 AM
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Nancy, A couple of questions..
The Blue (s curve) was that an s curve run on the blue channel through the channels layer?
Also can you sharpen while in the Blue channel in the Channels palette, The copy and past that into a new layer?
I thought of 2 things also.
I think he (as his example) is making the images B&W and then painting in the color after wards. Could this be. Also if you notice on the old man with the pipe picture. The skin of the old man becomes more blotchy ( showing more of his defects in the skin) Which probably won't be attractive for models But I like the Pinkish magenta skin tone he applied.
Also Someone in another forum said that by using the Eye dropper they discovered he has all kinds of "slight" colors even in his shadows. Ever so slight cyan's etc.. How would that be acheived.
If you have time to maybe figure that out.

But if not I appreciate your help and would rather pick your brain for the Loretta luxe skintones.
I am trying to get skin tones to look "white" if that makes sense. Not black and white but white.
I saw a couple of advertisements (cannot find the dang picture) that the girls was wearing a blue jeans top and bottom and she had Like Platinum colored hair (white) and her skintones were the same, Kind of White. Not grey like B&W would produce, But white!!
Sorry I am rambling maybe, And will post you a picture.
THANK YOU
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the s curve blue layer is a copy of the blue channel pasted into a new layer and then modified with an s curve. I use the blue channel rather than a desat because its more 'gritty' and empasises imperfections more strongly - which is the style.
One of the reasons for the skin becoming more blotchy on the b&w to colour is that the b&w is not the original, its an older version of the same photograph, the b&w is more retouched, the skin has been smoothed and the wrinkles softened in places - either deliberately or incidentally due to the choice of lighting.
Colour balancing in photoshop allows you to alter the tonality of shadows/midtones and highlights seperately. You can also use selective masking to 'paint' in tones where you want them.

I'll have a go at the pale girl thing when i get home from work (in a couple of hours)
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Old 10-26-2005, 10:49 AM
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OK thanks, Have a great day.
Here is another example of skintones and over all tonality of a picture. Not quite the pale gal and I know she had whiteish make-up here but this too is interesting.
http://www.jedroot.com/makeup/ag/full/art/ag-05-01.jpg
Thanks again and we'll chat later!
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Old 10-26-2005, 03:31 PM
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Is this the sort of thing you're looking for? shes a little rough around the edges (literally) but its just a quicky. The pose is wrong for the style - not quite surreal enough
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Old 10-26-2005, 06:06 PM
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Yes very Nice.. Is there a way to take a little more blue out of the skin.
I like it alot, Just has a kind of blue tone. But I guess I could mask out where I do not want that .. Just leave the skin tones that color.
How did you do it?
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Old 10-27-2005, 05:11 AM
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Ran USM
Converted the image to CYMK
Floored the Y & M Curves and adjusted to taste
Duplicated layer and ran similar adjustments on the hair colour - then masked the two together.

The for the second image ran a replace colour on the red shirt - masked out any alterations to the skin and lips.
stuck in a random clouds background

its really all jsut about playing with the curves to get the desired tonality.
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Sorry to bump an old and possibly redundant thread:

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As for the trade secrets... I'm sure Chris(being Italian like myself) will agree that we COULD share more, but then we'd have to kill you....
-Don Corrado(conrad)
I guess that's why people have so many questions regarding skin retouching. Where exactly does one learn to retouch by proper 'industry standards' (ie. not blurring the skin, or destroying pixels by utilising heal/patch tools, etc) ?? if no-one wants to share techniques because they feel that their work may become redundant due to shared knowledge? Having said that, I do understand the trepidation with sharing detailed knowledge, and it is a breath of fresh air that you have already shared a small amount of your knowledge/technique... much more than most would bother sharing

You say that if one was to use blurring in their retouching, they have little or no hope of being employed by a retouching agency. That I can understand, but since there seems to be little in the way of readily available books, tutorials, teachers or courses for 'proper' skin retouching, learning "on the job" or from someone already employed as a hi-end retoucher seems to be the only way to train one's self!
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Old 06-28-2006, 06:04 AM
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... and since everyone was talking about Dragan, instead of trying to duplicate what he and many others have done I decided to take the obvious techniques, combine them with my own techniques and workflow and produce my own finish:

http://members.iinet.net.au/~craighilton/author1.jpg
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Old 07-08-2006, 09:19 PM
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On a side note, I must say that I'm beginning to feel like the bastard step child of the photography world.. I constantly see credits going out to stylists, hair, makeup and often times their assistants, but NEVER do you see credits to the retoucher. The retoucher NEVER gets the credit with the image rocks and is the first person to get shot when the image looks like crap(even when the original looked even worse). There are awards given out for exceptional design, for exceptional photography and the likes... However, we find ourselves sittingin dark rooms... making everyone from the model, to the photographer to the product itself look amazing and noone seems to know we exist...It's like we're little elves hiding in trees... Maybe I should start an association to address this issue. It seems to me that a photographer can take a really average picture, give it to me and have look like a totally different picture. YET.. He/She gets usage rights on an image that he/she only contributed 50% to. It's not right and we should really consider this issue.

Just some thinking out loud... Hope this either inspired some or angered a few enough to think.... Or try harder..

Out...

-conrad

Well, Conrad, I Know that you posted this a long time ago, and have since moved west, I presume, but I must respond to this concern of yours, because it is something I have observed in my career for many, many moons. Maybe I can start a debate anew.

I've thought about this a lot, and the ultimate solution is to just become a photographer. Rise up, photoshop slaves, this ain't too hard. Buy a camera, buy some lights, and just shoot. Mahurin does it, doesn't even have his own site, and is in control of his imagery. Loretta Lux may not be a commercial photog., but this is her "job", (unless her trust fund is ripe), and she does it all, I think, and does it well. How is it that we are so consumed by the buffunery of "working" photogs at the mediocre level who think the Porsche and trophy wife is given, (or maybe just a Miata and hot girlfiend), and we are at the controls of a fine image. We make it work. Not getting any respect? Stop whining. Or, if you feel you don't have the proper social skills to shoot and deal with creative directors, get tight with a photographer or two or three who does. Or find an employer who will work with you ( making you almost a salesman ) to do your best.

That's my plan.
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Old 07-09-2006, 04:25 AM
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Benny,

I couldn't agree with you more.

In fact, I just took delivery of my first pro studio lighting kit.

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Old 07-09-2006, 07:44 PM
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Well kids.. I wish ya luck. I spent 12yrs gettign to where I am in the retouching industry and it's pretty niave to think that by picking up a camera one can immediately become Patrick Demarchelier and change the world. But what do I know.. knock yourselves out. It was just a thought.... a rant. I wasn't expecting anyone to solve my problems for me..

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Old 07-09-2006, 08:24 PM
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Hey, don't go away. Think of what's happening here with two maturing technologies - Photoshop on affordable small computers, and the internet. Kinda nullifys the last 12 years. Think of the next 12 years. We have people popping in here saying "Hi, I'm Zagbar from Iran, or India. I can do that for cheap and good!" Don't laugh at that stuff. That, like it or not, is the future. Even for the high end. Coffee table books and calenders and annual reports and catlogs are being produced 100% in India and China. And they look real good.
Mr. Denarchelier is pretty much old school, and has to adapt like everyone else, if his restaraunt business doesn't get in the way. Or maybe not, if the money keeps flowing into his bucket. But that isn't here or there for us little people. Too much time at stupid parties, too little time doing photography. Can't think about it. Just do it. Life is too short to be a chump.
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Old 07-10-2006, 10:19 AM
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Y'know Heyrad, you’re quite right: I'm not suggesting for one minute that as soon as I pick up the camera I'll be producing staggering images of heartbreaking genius; and neither am I predicting instant commercial success and the critical adulation of a glittering, high-brow, worldwide audience. But that’s not really what I’m looking for.

In my 'real-world' job as an artistic director, I work very closely with photographers, lighting technicians, models, hair & makeup artists, etc. I know exactly what they do, how they work (geez - I'm the one who's creative vision constitutes our joint objective), and I'm the one who needs to know and understand the terminology and paradigm of their world in order to achieve the desired results in time, under budget and with everyone still remaining friends at the end of the day.

Ultimately - even without 'official' training - my knowledge of photography is sufficient to afford me the confidence to at least try it myself, and that's exactly what I intend to do.

In addition, in my other 'not-so-real-world' job as founder & creative director of an online magazine, my inbox is bombarded with submissions from artists all over the world, many of them photographers, many of them working in commercial fashion and beauty. Mostly their work is very good, sometimes exceptional, but sometimes it is truly awful. And when I look at a dodgy photographer’s dodgy portfolio (and then look at the list of his/her clients) it does two things:

1) Freaks me out that such a bad photographer could make such a good living.

2) Strengthens my resolve.

Anyway, I know that by picking up a camera I’m not going to suddenly metamorphose into the next Demarchelier, Lachapelle, Newton or Aldridge, or any of those artists right at the very pinnacle of the industry. BUT… I do know that I can compete with the bulk of the industry AND, perhaps more importantly, achieve that final and total level of control over my images (plus a full credit and usage rights).

Incidentally, it is becoming more common for retouchers (or retouching studios) to get a credit. Often though, it will be listed as “printing” or “post production” (because we all know that ‘retouching’ is a dirty word in the world of fashion publishing). Even more relevant to your previous post, Rankin (famous British bad-boy photographer & publisher) actually created a retouching studio and called it (wait-for-it) “The Shoemakers Elves”.

Anyway, I guess when you get to the level of Pascal Dangin, the credit pales into insignificance next to the obscene amounts of money he gets paid to work his ‘magic’.
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Old 07-10-2006, 04:18 PM
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I hear ya Steve... My only problem with the "if you don't like it, do it yourself" concept is that I'm very close friends with come amazing photographers who are having troulbe finding the great jobs. Their books are filled with editorial pages that they lost money on in hopes of getting that much covetted ad job. Hundreds of hours shooting for pennies, making their call cards, building their books and begging reps to manage their careers. Sometimes I think it would be easier to get in Cameron's next film than to be a successful advertising photographer these days. Hell, getting those same ad jobs for retouching can be just as difficult with all the amateurs out there with an iMac and an old version of Photoshop who think that slamming a woman's skin with the Gaussian blur filter is retouching and charging a tenth of what they should charge... My dear friend who shoots for a big hair care company charges a tenth of what he should charge because he, as a photographer, doesn't know the retouching business. He DOES, however, know how to retouch, so he does all the retouching himself and thinks he's making money when he's losing about $8000/image. It's just crazy out there is where I'm going with this... Pascal's got his wonderful little universe in his square, black building over on 14th street and he turns away work because it's "beneath" him... Good for him. I also know that he's in the process of trying to change the industry standards for usage by demanding rights on all of his images. And rightly so, too. In all fairness, the laws of copyright should extend to anyone manipulating an image beyond that images regular scope. But this board is not for that topic. That topic was brought up months ago on a silly rant and it managed to get about 150 threads here... Quite funny, actually.

I usually come here to discuss work and I've been fortunate enough to meet a few really great photographers and art directors who have used my services.. So all is well in the world. I moved out to LA recently and I'm enjoying the fact that I can drive my BMW down to the beach in February... That I can see the sky without the obstruction of so many high rises and have someone at the local convenience store greet me with a smile instead of a "tude". 40yrs in NYC is enough for me for a little while I'm sure I'll be back before too long(lol)

Now go, and work and be great at what you do and thank those who work for you and pay them well for their efforts... If that's what everyone did in this industry, the past 100 threads would not have even materialized...

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Old 07-10-2006, 05:12 PM
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hello conrad, i would like to see your before/after pictures but your website seems to forbid that. why is that? showing the result, but not the startingpoint is only half that interesting

see you
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Old 07-10-2006, 05:33 PM
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Yes, it is... but the content on my site consists of very high profile celebs and models shot by very high profile photographers who don't want me displaying their raw images to the world. Cappiche? I only provide those images to my clients as I have milliions of wanna be retouchers pilferring my work and displaying it on a mulititude of websites... very NOT cool! Gotta take my precautions...

Sorry

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Old 07-14-2006, 03:41 PM
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OK, here's a clear cut example of what Conrad is complaining about. Well maybe not too clear, because I'm not aware of how this retouching is done - by the photographer himself, a staff retoucher, or a freelance retoucher hired by him, or a retoucher working with the agency.

This link : http://www.calumetphoto.com/grubman

No where in this promo like interview is retouching or manipulation mentioned, when it's obvious that some cute stuff has been done. And I suspect he din't do it, because, if he did, he would have at least nodded toward the many hours he spends staring at a screen. There's even talk of personal work shot on film, his work/family balance problems, but the word photoshop isn't uttered. And that cute Viper portrait wouldn't exist without it. So this guy is getting all this free publicity off the back of the retouching.
It's like the cinematographer getting all the credit for The Godfather or Raging Bull.
I'm not sure how this can be fixed, but market forces will determine the outcome. This isn't anything new, and, hell, some "serious" artists these days pride themselves in slapping their name on a craftman's work, like Jeff Koons. But they at least came up with the concept. I doubt Mr. Grubman thought up those images all on his own.
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Old 07-14-2006, 07:55 PM
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dragan actions.

Hey!

I've seen some people referring to Dragan on this thread.

I came across some actions trying to replicate his style, I don't remember where though so I credit the guy who did them.

I've tried them to see how they worked but never really used them.

Maybe this will help someone.

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I have no experience or interest, at the moment, for high end retouching, but the comments within this thread I found very interesting. It made me wonder: how many photographers are retouchers and how many retouchers are photographers. My girl friend had the August 2006 issue of Glamour and there is a spead of photo's by Robert Erdmann. I wonder what required more time/work: the shooting of the pics or the retouching of the photos. I noticed the skin texture in the shots as often discussed in RetouchPro. I also thought the lights in the eyes had a nice touch and wondered if "retouchers" have their own signature for certain effects? Based on what I see in this spread, I would think the retoucher significantly contributed to the quality of the photo...but then again, maybe Mr. Erdmann did it all.

Lastly, no one really helped Snook on the how's of the "Dragan". I too cannot believe that there are those who "can't see what Snook is referring to. This effect, used by many mentioned in this thread, is often discussed in many photography forums, but I have only seen one thread that provides a method of achieving this look. Any additional guidance would be appreciated by myself and I'm certain Snook.
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One point...the method provided really didn't provide the look!
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what "method" are you referring to? Maybe you haven't found the new "make awesome pic instantly"-button in the draganizer actions?
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Patrick...not looking for an "instant button"...I want to understand the method taken (steps) to get the "look". From there one can expand one's understanding in other directions.
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My girl friend had the August 2006 issue of Glamour and there is a spead of photo's by Robert Erdmann. I wonder what required more time/work: the shooting of the pics or the retouching of the photos. I noticed the skin texture in the shots as often discussed in RetouchPro. I also thought the lights in the eyes had a nice touch and wondered if "retouchers" have their own signature for certain effects? Based on what I see in this spread, I would think the retoucher significantly contributed to the quality of the photo...but then again, maybe Mr. Erdmann did it all.
Actually, I've had the pleasure of working with Robert Erdmann on many stories in the past. The last story I did for him was shot in Spain at the fancy new modern hotel. He has also been known to so elaborate shoots in far off places like Fiji. So the shooting did take a great deal of time to produce, but the retouching/finishing is where the shots were probably made. He's a dedicated shooter and never retouches his own work. Sometimes the photos need very little, but often times, they need a great deal... depends on the images, the art director, the weather and the alignment of the moon and stars

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Patrick...not looking for an "instant button"...I want to understand the method taken (steps) to get the "look". From there one can expand one's understanding in other directions.
Don't consider my words as a rant, neither am I laughing about you or something. It was more of a little hint where to go

Another example: There are hundreds of tutorials out there asking for a technique to get smooth skin. Gaussian Blur, Surface Blur, Median, High-Pass Filters, Diffuse Glow and so on and so on. And because this skin might look too flat because it just blows away every detail people add adjustment layers, overlays, noise, bevel and emboss and so on and so on and so on.

Does the result look like a magazine cover? No.

You want to know the pro's technique to get smooth skin? I tell you: Patience. Grab your pen and painstakely remove every little tiny blemish manually, edit each and every pixel. There is no "woomp there it is"-adjustment layer, no "make it perfect"-filter, just manual work. Sounds too cumbersome for a million pixels to edit? Well do this with a 12-million hi-res file and we can talk...

And that's what's the deal: It's not some default filter or something to make it look as it looks, it's painstakely doing everything yourself, finding the right settings, painting shadows manually, etc. Unless someone find's that filter or button you can't say "this technique don't work" because it doesn't matter what kind of tool you use, the artwork is all up to you!



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Heyrad,

Based on your last note and all the previous ones, I agree, the Retoucher should be recognized, since they do much of the work and creating. One of the comments in this thread was that why worry about the credit..you get a pay check...well so does the photographer...he doesn't do it free and on top of that he/she gets all the credit. As Patrick mentioned, you may have worked thousands of hours to get to where you are!

Patrick...thanks for the guidance ...I think. You've made it quite clear in many of your previous posts that once one is worthy you are willing to talk. Trust me...I do practice. Thanks again...sky
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Re: High-end digital retoucher in NYC

@Snook
Nancy cant see it cause she isent a fan of this style.
I know what you mean and i read 100 discussions about that... and nobody know how does it work.
Just a few know a part of this style.
I hope one day a pro retoucher will beat this secret:-)))))))))))

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Re: High-end digital retoucher in NYC

how come i cant see the before images
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