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School house pics rocked but didn't pop

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Old 08-10-2006, 02:58 PM
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Nice job on the shadow--it's hard to make a good shadow on a subject with significant depth. Did you paint the shadow or do it in parts or what?

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Old 08-10-2006, 03:07 PM
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Part of shadow is the extracted girl, distorted and turned black and some parts that did not fit I painted in. Could be a lot better but works for a quickie.
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Old 08-10-2006, 03:26 PM
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An attempt to add a bit of "drama"

I like what you did to the background. What actually did you do? Is there a way to seperate the model from the background changes?
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Old 08-10-2006, 03:29 PM
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Maybe this has some "pop" ?

lol I love it tell me more.
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Old 08-10-2006, 03:43 PM
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I separated ( Extracted ) the model from the background by painting a layer mask. Normally I would use the Extract Tool but I did not get the quick results I wanted.

Then I put the desert image behind the model and then merged them. To get them to go better together I did some adjustments on the combined layer and desaturated it.

When I shoot models I always use a bluescreen so I can extract somewhat easier. I find it very good to be able to change backgrounds afterwards, but this was a nice experience doing it with a "normal" image.

If you want to see some more extractions, all my images at http://www.modelmayhem.com/pics.php?id=92920 use backgrounds that were added later.
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Old 08-11-2006, 12:51 AM
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THanks for your help Pelle I appreciate it. The model was exstatic when she saw her pic.
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Old 08-11-2006, 06:32 AM
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Pelle I have to echo Bart's sentiments and say very good job on the shadow it came out looking great and adds real depth to the image.
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Old 08-11-2006, 01:14 PM
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Another try

This thread has definitely set the creative juices in motion. Since Pelle knocked the ball out of the park with his version, I thought I'd try one of the others.

-- color balance
-- warming filter
-- desaturated background
-- lighting effect
-- vignette with Lens Correction

A.
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Old 08-11-2006, 02:30 PM
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Heres another one. More like a drawing maybe.
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Old 08-11-2006, 06:59 PM
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i took my inspiration from pellepiano - hope you don't mind, your extractions are really good. here's mine just for fun.

Last edited by miguel; 11-02-2006 at 03:13 PM.
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