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Advanced color shading - how the hell did he do that?:-)

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Old 03-22-2006, 10:12 PM
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thanks giga, goose yours also looks quite good too. I did a bit more "glamour" type corrections to mine after the color/luminosity adjustments (fixing odd spots/wrinkles etc) but other than that it really just has to do with careful contrast and color adjustments to "cool off" the feel of the photo. Selective color tweaks or desaturation of warm skintones is important. Anyone care to post up another photo they are going for this effect on? That way we can all practice on it!

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Old 05-20-2006, 04:15 PM
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some new stuff from the same photographer (a guy nicknamed Schizza from Prague)

http://www.klucivespolek.cz/web/geis...a-gejsa-FP.jpg
http://www.klucivespolek.cz/web/wind...-gejsa-web.jpg
http://www.klucivespolek.cz/web/sabi...a-louka-01.jpg
http://www.klucivespolek.cz/web/The%...le-Mermaid.jpg
http://www.klucivespolek.cz/web/in%2...he-city-FA.jpg
http://www.klucivespolek.cz/web/castle/zuzka-castle.jpg

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Old 05-20-2006, 05:05 PM
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hi faust,

is this close to what you're looking for?
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Old 05-20-2006, 08:08 PM
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Angry

In the other thread focused on this style, many people tried to imitate it from a source image from the same photographer - http://www.klucivespolek.cz/web/Lenk...-u-2005-FA.jpg - which is pretty easy, as it´s a low-key picture which seemingly recieved some "treatment" already It´s easy to achieve this cold look on that one just by using selective color/photo filter.

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Old 05-20-2006, 08:53 PM
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is this any closer? if not, i give up
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Old 05-21-2006, 01:41 AM
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Hows this?
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Old 05-21-2006, 06:52 AM
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:-) thank you, it´s close, but not quite the same I guess:-) this is what I got: http://www.faustyle.com/id13121-1148054596.jpg using levels, photo filter, selective color and everything masked... and seemingly it´s STILL NOT IT, grr
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Old 05-21-2006, 08:26 AM
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Creating photos of the caliber you linked to requires time and effort, impossible to reduce to a few measly steps. My spin on this would be to play around with the blue channel and then adding on Hue/Saturation, Selective Color, and Color Fill - variating the opacity as well as blending option. Then on top of this, you would have to go in and paint with light and shadow. There are several methods for this, most of which have been discussed on RetouchPro previously. So sit down and let your creativity go...

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Old 05-21-2006, 09:04 AM
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Closer or already too much?
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Old 05-21-2006, 10:30 AM
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Faust,

I don't think you are going to get the results you envision with this type of of photo. Much of the effect of the photos you have linked to as examples depends upon the color of the background being distorted from reality as well as the subject.

The girl on the couch does not have the impact that you expect because there is no color visual clue for the background - the couch could be any color and we would accept it as natural. Thus the background does not appear color distored.

The effect is still present in the subject but the overall effect is lacking - the girl just seems to be abnormally colored in a normal background. If the girl were laying in the woods were the background has color clues, I think the effect would be much more dramatic.

I have attached two images in which I have varied the background color. Maybe it makes my point, maybe not. As for the skin tones, heaven knows what I did. Hue/Sat and Selective color adj. layers with saturation masks.

Larry
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