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Old 08-17-2006, 03:39 PM
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How to get this effect?

any ideas how to get this effect? are these dragans? and while shooting portrait for this kind of post processing is Raw a better solution?
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Old 08-19-2006, 04:04 AM
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Yip, the "dragon" effect

Do a search for "paint with light" or "PWL"

Play around with blend modes on your layers, dodge and burn in certain areas, sharpen up the image... use your paint brush and paint in colour over the skin... the usual "dragon" stuff
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Old 08-19-2006, 05:25 AM
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Raw is always the better solution

But to be more specific, you "need" the extra information Raw offers to process like Dragan (or at least it helps a lot) to avoid color artifacts etc.. Also be sure to convert in 16 bit.
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Old 08-19-2006, 06:49 AM
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I think it's "Dragan" - and not "Dragon" - like Andrzej Dragan the photographer :

Maybe I'm wrong but I never hear of "Dragon effect" before.

If you want Dragan effect you can download Draganizer script here :

"Sharon has developed an action version of the Dragan effect that has been the subject of much discussion on Experiment with this approach and with Kent Christiansen’s “Grundge Effect” on this site and use the one that gets the closest to the effect you’re trying to achieve. Other examples are available at this link ."
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Old 08-19-2006, 05:42 PM
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Thanks all for responding.
PWL seems to be a good solution.
Im not sure how this draganizer action is but I dont think that action scripts helps with this effect that much.
anyway Hope it will work
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