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Old 12-04-2006, 05:46 AM
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Re: What kind of technique is this?

i just discovered this a minute ago:

Amy Dressers PSD file is very nice and i appreciate her for sharing this file with us (how come??). i think you see how "human" and natural she is (right words?), as no other professional would do that sharing his/her own superprivate files with other people perhaps...

i will study the file now. i think thats big fun, besides, from reading the according text, i presumed some steps, she did what she did, but i didnt think its so much steps and its that complicate like it is.

i love that.


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another difficult question please, maybe OT:

how is that done? i think its a blending method/diff. blendings and also painting with light, right? (pic taken from new movie "the fountain"
http://www.apple.com/trailers/wb/thefountain/)

http://i16.tinypic.com/34gt3s8.jpg

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Old 12-12-2006, 11:22 AM
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Re: What kind of technique is this?

You guys are all right in a way.
I do this type of work and it is a two part job. There is an extremely intimate communication between the photograher and retoucher.
It begins with concept, allot of thought to lighting and makup and plates.
Most of this is shot and composed. Bkg, fig1, fig2, element1, 2, etc.
The lighting and makeup are chosen not by how the photograph looks but often how it will react to ps. Like in the case where Amy's original photographs are flat. That is on purpose and looks more so against her unrealistic painting. Not so much that she makes a crappy photographer look good, but that they know how to work together to achieve a united end result.
Most fo this is done on action layers and channels. The original aside from cleanup is never touched. It is most important to watch color breaks and total ink coverage. Other than that it's mostly hand work like the old days, just with a wacom pen tablet not a brush.
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Old 06-25-2007, 04:55 PM
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Re: What kind of technique is this?

Wow.... thats a nice move... great Amy*g*

lg Calvin
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Old 05-27-2008, 08:37 AM
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Re: What kind of technique is this?

ok this is a REALLY old topic but I thought I'd mention..(not sure if others will agree) but as a retoucher it's a bit rude taking our before images and trying to mimick our style. The photographers give us permission to manipulate the image/s not for us to do work on them and the public to take a shot at it. I just think it's a bit rude and against permission/rights of the photographer. (more rude to the photographer then retoucher, actually)
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Old 01-13-2009, 10:00 PM
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Re: What kind of technique is this?

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megl,

1. Pump up the highlights with a copy of blue channel on top of the original set to luminosity mode. Apply a S-curve adjustment layer to pump the highlights and contrast further. Merge down.
This may seem like an odd question, as it seems obvious to all of you, but I/m a beginner... Could someone explain the copy blue channel on top of original?? What exactly does that entail? Thanks!
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Old 01-13-2009, 10:02 PM
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Re: What kind of technique is this?

wow, I just realized how old that is
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Old 01-13-2009, 11:00 PM
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This may seem like an odd question, as it seems obvious to all of you, but I/m a beginner... Could someone explain the copy blue channel on top of original?? What exactly does that entail? Thanks!
jtd, welcome to RetouchPRO! Nice to have you aboard and hope you enjoy the experience. Most of the time it is a good thing to explore the old threads..

Copy the Blue Channel entails:
go to channels menu
click on the blue channel keep button pressed and drag the blue channel down to the bottom of the channel menu to "create New Channel" (the square in a square icon next to the trashcan)
Select all (Ctrl+A),
Copy (Ctrl+C)
Click on RGB channel to get back into RGB color mode
Click "Layers" to get back to the layers menu
select the layer you want to "Pump Up"
Make a new layer (Shft+Ctrl+N) name it "Blue Channel"
Paste copy of blue channel (Ctrl+V)

Apply "S" Curve (Ctrl+M) (do "S" Curve to taste..)

Hope this helps
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Old 01-14-2009, 07:02 AM
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Re: What kind of technique is this?

If you want to do it "the analog way" you take the photos on transperancy (E6 slide) film but process it in regular C41. Was popular for a while in the late 80's and again in the mid 90's I think.
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Old 01-14-2009, 07:21 AM
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Re: What kind of technique is this?

Here's a flexible action that can do similar stuff:
http://www.thelightsright.com/TLRCrossProcessing
With traditional film the results where always a bit unpredictable
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Old 01-14-2009, 08:53 PM
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Re: What kind of technique is this?

Wow, thanks for all the information. Thanks Baldy, I will definitely try and delve more into archives to learn stuff. So, that duplicating of the blue channel is similar to cross processing? That action is pretty cool ChrBau, thanks. What is the basic theoretical diff. between converting E6 to C4 (and vise versa)?
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