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Old 12-08-2005, 08:29 AM
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How to get those colors?

Hi,

I stumbled across this picture http://foto.luzik.pl/galeria.php?akc...e&foto=228.jpg from a polish
photographer. As he didn't answer my email I thought I ask here in this forum. How can I create these kinds of colors in pictures? There's another one with David Beckham in an Adidas ad where the same type of coloring was used.
It would be great if you could help me.

Thanks
Michael
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Old 12-08-2005, 12:22 PM
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The image attached (Ms SchulzE btw is just the result of a good camera and an extremely sensible lens, making it possible to shoot under very low light without using flash or spotlight. That makes it possible to catch the smallest touch of light and hence bring out this many details. I haven't found a way to copy this result to Photoshop unfortunately

It seems to contain an overlay layer or burn layer though since the girls face and chest have very heavy shadows. And it's not very saturated.

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Old 12-08-2005, 02:04 PM
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mshulz,

were you wanting to know with a camera or in a paint program or both?

the lighting in your linked example seems to be the key to that one. there is apparently an overhead light source that we dont see in the pic. it's primarily lighting the model and her dress, leaving the background mainly dark.

if you wanted to do this in a paint program it would be pretty easy and could be done several different ways. in psp you could do it with the lighten/darken brush, or with layers and masks/selections, or possibly with curves and levels. add in some color correction and balance and it would probably work just fine.

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Old 12-08-2005, 02:32 PM
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Kraellin, could you possibly post an example? That would probably be great!

TIA Patrick
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Old 12-08-2005, 03:37 PM
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Thanks a lot for your answers. I'll try to take the PS route and work with
some layers.

Thanks
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Old 12-08-2005, 11:45 PM
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Exclamation What I found!

It's this the FX that are You looking for???

Vibrant Overlay FX
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Old 12-08-2005, 11:58 PM
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It's this the FX that are You looking for???

Vibrant Overlay FX
I think yes .. Thank you very much. There's so much more stuff I have to learn in PS .. just taking good pictures doesn't seem to be enough .

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Old 12-09-2005, 02:07 AM
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Am I the only one who sees a strong magenta cast in the dark reds? I would not try to reproduce that; I would try to correct it!

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Old 12-09-2005, 12:49 PM
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Feels good to help
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Old 12-09-2005, 10:55 PM
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patrick,

actually, i cant right now. i've been making a lot of weekend trips of late and i'm yet again on another. so, i'm not on my computer right now. also, the computer i'm on is displaying this a bit differently from mine, so it may be time to recalibrate my monitor at home. mine is darker at home than this one. but, i will take a look at this again when i'm home.

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