Its quite easy, 2 layers, original/retouched colour version and a desaturated layer, overlay the colour with soft light and adjust the opacity to your tastes.
Nancy That must the Basics to begin, But check out some others. They are much more "Satiny" looking and the colors POP hard.
I just posted in another forum, That I do not understand that almost all RAP and Hip Hop Promos and albums are using this technique. Plus A LOT of movie labels use this technique, HOWEVER no one seems to pick up on the threads on it or "Know" how to do it. Is it that "BIG" of a secret.
For example DRAGAN style. That has Popped up on every forum from here to timbuktoo... And No one has really gotten that close in my mind
Well me must just be patient I guess and it will come out.
Andre Dragan mentions tweaking around with the blue channel etc.. And there are several actions, But none really come that close at all.
Ofcourse Composition wardrobe, lighting etc.. Are a big Factor.
But how are those skin tones accomplished... That is the Million dollar question I guess.
Looks Good Nancy, But it is missing a lot at the same time. They are not just simply desaturated.
They are desaturated, replacing and modifying several color channels.
Plus adding a "gleem" to the skin!!
Thanks and let's keep trying!
Plus Nothing is QUITE EASY in the world of PS in my mind and I have been using it for about 10 years now.. And Lately all the time due to digital advance.
It is quite easy to add a layer and desaturated. That is easy, It is the next steps that are the KEY.
Thanks again Nancy
Nancy Check this site out..
Any of the photographers but check the first one out. Sacha.
If you d not know the look then I'll find some more
That ought to keep you busy for a while...
Are you seriuos?
What your not seeing is one of the Hottest retouching going on. You cannot see the Skin tones and Semi Cartoony effect to the pictures..
Are you wearing your glasses today..
Well try this site also.
There "nothing" to see there also..
Sorry, still not seeing what you're getting at. Certainlky not seeing any cartoonyness - and for the record, I have perfect vision :P
I've been to Ragan's site before, not a fan personally, to me all I see is strong lighting and a sharp focus, probably a macro lense which can be from the camera or added in photoshop later, probably a bit of both. Theres a tutorial floating around somewhere about painting with light.
Perhaps if you explained what you feel is so special about them that might help. A before and after shot would help too Without before shots its nigh on impossible to tell whats retouching and whats just good photography.
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