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Old 08-30-2006, 04:30 AM
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Tom Nagy Postprocessing Style...

Being new to the forum, I can predict the subject has been discussed but could not find any trace of it...

Actually love the Tom Nagy's style: www.tomnagy.com

I realise that actual photos do matter (light, etc.) but it is obvious to me that colour balance, contrast and especially "foggy" background are what is typical to his photos and what he presumably does in PS...

Does anyone know if there is a certain algorythm for getting similar result?

Will appreciate for advise!
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Old 08-30-2006, 05:00 AM
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Great stuff, thanks for the link.

It seems that there is part of PS work in there. Some images has a slight HDR Tonemapping quality to them, although I doubt that is the technique. Its probably more selective Dodging the backgrounds ( like a blend between Diffuse Glow and Dodging ).

Very nice images. Inspiring.
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Old 09-16-2006, 07:18 AM
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no ideas, anyone?
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Old 02-18-2010, 04:31 AM
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Re: Tom Nagy Postprocessing Style...

Coming back to the subject. I wonder if after discussing so many artists' pp techniques there is a hint to the Tom Nagy's one?
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Old 02-18-2010, 06:09 AM
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Re: Tom Nagy Postprocessing Style...

Do you really think people can explain this kind of work with some techniques?
The pictures are results of many photographys and many many photoshop techniques.
Sometimes also CGI

All the little boring photoshop techniques together create a picture were people thing thats a photoshop effect etc.

I wish i could helph you but there is no technique were you can create pictures like that.
I am sure he use all the boring stuff like curves, color corrections and much more.
But with much much experience and diffrent settings.

The goal here is to understand there is no special technique.
You have to understand that the "look" is the result of the hundrets of techniques inside the picture

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Old 02-18-2010, 06:26 AM
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Re: Tom Nagy Postprocessing Style...

i'm with Calvin, but most important is know to difference stuff like this with photography.
except the landscapes section, rest are totally commercials, professional digital art basically.

sometimes he takes the photos, and other times the agency provides him the stuff for worki. this is more computer graphics mixed with digital paint, illustration, matte painting and so much more than photography imo.
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Old 02-18-2010, 09:13 AM
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Re: Tom Nagy Postprocessing Style...

Thanks, Calvin

Fully agree with you on that it is not a do-it-great button in photoshop.
I however assume that there are some kind of typical moves the man does to have all his pics look like they do... A skilled retoucher would see some techniques used here, wouldn't he?
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Old 02-18-2010, 09:17 AM
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Re: Tom Nagy Postprocessing Style...

Yeah i see a lot of techniques like curves, adjustment layers for coller settings and much more.

I think the compositing is the reason why the picture looks like that.
If there is just one objekt or person on the picture you can see there is no special effect.

But if you take a look at the compositings you can see the effect.
All sharp and detailed in full quality.

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Old 02-20-2010, 01:22 PM
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Re: Tom Nagy Postprocessing Style...

great portfolio, the landscape stuff reminds me of erik almas although i think almas is the best at compositing, still some great shots in there.
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