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Old 07-15-2006, 01:03 AM
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Amy Dresser really does amazing work. It angers me to see photographers claiming the work as their own, without even creditting her. The 'before' photos are mediocre at best, they're flat, dull and she transforms them in to amazing pictures. She has to credit the photographer on her website - but on theirs, she is swept under the carpet. I really believe she should take up photography and make a name for herself because she really deserves taking notice of.

As you all know, it takes a lot to impress me But Amy Dresser really does. While I know and am capable of the techniques used to create her pictures, I lack the skill and experience to lay down those shadows and highlights as perfectly as she does - she adds real depth to flat portrait shots.
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Old 07-15-2006, 06:10 AM
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my meager attempt at emulating her style...
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Old 07-15-2006, 07:12 AM
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I just gave it a try.
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Old 07-15-2006, 07:22 AM
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Nancy can I ask you how you went about doing the eyes? I know how to change the colour but I am having trouble getting them like you and Amy have got them (with the green and blue) Thanks if you can help me.
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Old 07-15-2006, 07:26 AM
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Nancy can I ask you how you went about doing the eyes? I know how to change the colour but I am having trouble getting them like you and Amy have got them (with the green and blue) Thanks if you can help me.
Nothing spectular I'm afraid - just a color layer over the top and painted on the colours I wanted.
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Old 07-15-2006, 07:30 AM
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another question, how do you guys manage to get such realistic spectular highlights in the "after" pictures?through dodging? Could the gurus please answer this?thanks! The reason why i ask this is because the before pictures in amy's portfolio have virtually no highlights or glows-but the way you guys have done it and brought it out is mind blowing-i've tried dodging but it's not too realistic
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Old 07-15-2006, 07:37 AM
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Thanks Nancy I should have known that!
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Old 07-15-2006, 08:24 AM
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another question, how do you guys manage to get such realistic spectular highlights in the "after" pictures?through dodging? Could the gurus please answer this?thanks! The reason why i ask this is because the before pictures in amy's portfolio have virtually no highlights or glows-but the way you guys have done it and brought it out is mind blowing-i've tried dodging but it's not too realistic
How are you doing the dodging? With the dodge tool *shudder* trying duplicating the original and setting the blend mode to screen, then painting in the highlights where you want them. It still takes a lot of skill and experience to get the highlights in the right places and looking right.
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Old 07-15-2006, 08:45 AM
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Her works are really inspiring. I agree she should be a photographer herself. In her head, there are imaginery studio lights here and there.. She knows so well how to create natural fall-off, accentuating contours...and very creative.

Here is my anothor attempt (2nd photo) to reproduce her techniques (3rd photo) from the before photo. I think she got the reflection on glasses from anothor photo and wrap it around.
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Old 07-15-2006, 12:40 PM
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How are you doing the dodging? With the dodge tool *shudder* trying duplicating the original and setting the blend mode to screen, then painting in the highlights where you want them. It still takes a lot of skill and experience to get the highlights in the right places and looking right.

Oh i'm not using the dodge tool, but actually using the 50% grey method and then setting it to soft light mode(for the extra layer) and painting in with a low opacity at approx 3-5 percent is that correct? or should i be looking at something else? i still cant get the nice shiny glow though

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