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Old 03-28-2006, 07:34 AM
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what do you think about his technique?
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Old 03-28-2006, 08:21 AM
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"Dragon"

If you read that post they discuss the DRAGON method once again. Just don't go as far with it. Go over the dragon technique then apply those painting and dodge and burn techniques to your images. You don't have to go as far as he does. Also the start image makes all the difference.

The hip hop music scene seem to like this look.

These magazines: http://www.xxlmag.com/

and: http://www.vibe.com/
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Old 03-28-2006, 08:31 AM
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thats true.
in my opinion, dragans images look still like photography.
if you apply slightly too much of the effect it looks like a painting.

also dragans images live from the fact that he gets "scaring" and emotionally "rich" human faces from the streets and places of eastern europe countries.

nice.
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Old 03-28-2006, 11:57 AM
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Retouchers

Take a look at http://www.taylorjames.com/

They use these satuarated colours in a lot of the car adverts
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Old 03-28-2006, 12:17 PM
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do you think they simply add saturation by increasing the saturation in "colours/saturation" panel or other difficult ways?
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Old 03-28-2006, 02:29 PM
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Is this sort of close?

This has that shiny skin look. Don't know if it captures what you were after. I also started with a not-so-great, underexposed, P&S flash photo.

This is large radius USM, some color balancing, and shadow/highlight adjustments.

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Old 03-29-2006, 06:52 AM
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S Curve

For adding contrast in an image the good ol' S Curve works best.

The picture of the boy is getting there. You can acutally also paint colour onto his face using a 5% paint brush. Then use dodge and burn to bring out features. Try placing him onto another background for the surreal look.
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Old 03-30-2006, 10:46 PM
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Leonardo Vilela

Leonardo Vilela - Photographer:

Click here to see his work
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Old 04-06-2006, 06:08 AM
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do you know – when duplicating an imagelayer and set it to blend "soft light" – what happens physically or digitally in the picture as merged result? i mean, sometimes it looks nice, like boosted colors and more contrast, i am only interested in the detail of this effect, like "what means "soft light" speaking technically" and so on?

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Old 04-06-2006, 09:34 AM
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There are not just one style in the portfolio. A few photos are the classic illustrated look which can be produced by PWL with aggressive USM, Shadow Highlight, diffuse glow and/or high pass filters. This is really nothing new at all. Some effects on the photos are more to do with good lighting, make-up, models than retouching etc...In many cases, the spectacular highlights are popped applying a S-curve to one of the color channels with burn and dodge..there are several threads on this technique in this forum....

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