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Old 09-22-2005, 01:06 PM
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How can this be done...

Hi,

I found an image from a photographer which deeply impressed me:

http://www.klucivespolek.cz/web/werwolf's%20night/lenka-u-WN-FA.jpg

an equal source for this can be found here:

http://www.klucivespolek.cz/web/Lenk...-u-2005-FA.jpg

Any ideas, tips, hints, plugins, filter or whatever to reach this effect?


Thanks, Carsten
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Old 09-22-2005, 02:44 PM
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my apporoach based on the histogram of your picture.

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Old 09-22-2005, 02:56 PM
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Plop a curve over the image and steepen the shadows and highlights...
Then, try a selective color layer..

REDS-> incrreas cyan; decrease magenta
YELLOWS-> increase cyan; decrease yellow
GREENS-> remove all the yellow
WHITES-> increase the cyan

That should get the mood you're looking for.. a very "cool" color.

Experiment.. you'll find it

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Old 09-22-2005, 11:24 PM
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much more moody, realaqu. i like it

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Old 09-23-2005, 12:23 AM
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Hi Realaqu,

this is cool....can you describe the way you did it?


Thanks, Carsten
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Old 09-23-2005, 09:15 AM
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Hi,
first I checked the histograms of RGB channels, the original picture was turned into a "low key" picture, so I use apply image command(multiply) on each channel(try different value on different channel) and watch the changes of histograms til it looks like the sample, then put a green photo filter on top of background copy layer,

the most important part is using a curve adjustment layer, lower the white point to 1/4 postition, then use 7% white soft brush paint the light back on its mask.

if the color doesn't match the sample style, try color adjustment layers.



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Old 09-23-2005, 10:49 AM
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I set the foreground color to the example's blouse at the shoulder highlight (r:211, g:239, b:224). I used it to create a solid color adjustment layer with color blending mode and 50% opacity.

I then brought the curve down at the middle (input 125, output 100).

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Old 09-23-2005, 10:54 AM
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Whilst I think the second photo was intended as another example, your adjustment when compared to the first example pretty well nails it I think especially with skin tones etc
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Old 10-31-2005, 06:36 PM
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My Version

For whatever it's worth, here's my version. I'm happy with the results.
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Old 11-01-2005, 12:26 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by realaqu
Hi,
first I checked the histograms of RGB channels, the original picture was turned into a "low key" picture, so I use apply image command(multiply) on each channel(try different value on different channel) and watch the changes of histograms til it looks like the sample, then put a green photo filter on top of background copy layer,

the most important part is using a curve adjustment layer, lower the white point to 1/4 postition, then use 7% white soft brush paint the light back on its mask.

if the color doesn't match the sample style, try color adjustment layers.



realaqu
hi...what do you mean when you turn it into a low key picture?meaning you lower the contrast?also what do you mean by watching the histogram>? could you explain your steps in more elaborate detail...?i really like the work you;v done!.

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