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Old 04-21-2006, 06:52 AM
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**Newbie** How would you get this effect

Hi,

Firstly, ive been reading many posts for the last few days and picked up many tips and tutorials which i will be using no doubt....excellent site and awesome posts.....thanks.

i want to recreate the effect in this picture on a picture for a friend.....the gems and sequences have been highlighted and have a sort of glow effect.....im not sure if this was done with lighting or if it has been retouched digitally.

any help would be really appreciated...the pic is here:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...alnuts/009.jpg
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Old 04-21-2006, 07:13 AM
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Take a crack at it, post the image and people around here will help you.

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Old 04-21-2006, 07:17 AM
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Give Filter/Distort/Diffuse Glow a try, I think this might be the trick

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Old 04-21-2006, 07:21 AM
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thanks....will take a shot at it tonight....at work at the mo.

the diffuse glow > wouldnt that diffuse the whole image?

its just the gems that need glowing
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Old 04-21-2006, 09:30 AM
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You could mask the effect to only affect the parts of the image that you want it on.
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Old 04-21-2006, 10:31 AM
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You can make just about anything look like it's glowing if you create a curve adjustment layer with the curve adjusted up to brighten things by two or three stops (in Photoshop, I guess you could also use the exposure adjuster.) Then apply a black mask to the curve. Then brush the things you want to glow.

Other ways to accenuate glowing would be to dodge glowing items and also paint using a starburst-shaped brush which you can download from Adobe exchange.

Bart
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Old 04-21-2006, 11:29 AM
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Xero has free filtres and that one looks just like the "Porcelain" filtre. I use it all the time. It gives off the glow and leaves a wee bit of bluish tinge to the image.

This one looks like it was given the Porcelain filtre with a deeper intensity.

Just type in "Xero Filtres" (or Filters depending on your location) and it should take you to their site.

Maureen
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Old 04-21-2006, 12:46 PM
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A simple and very effective way is to make a luminocity selection. Go into quick mask mode and apply levels to it until you have as much highlight as you would like. Duplicate it to a new layer and adjust the brightness to make it brighter. Add a little blur and voila.
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