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Old 11-11-2006, 05:24 PM
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Parc Cruz PP

Hi all,

I've been trying to mimic Parc's work, but I just cant seem to get it.

The color and skin tones and the eyes (which I'm pretty sure have had PP too) mostly, I've been trying to recreate.

His work can be viewed here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/parc/se...7594281153428/

Can any of you brilliant guys (or gals ) recreate his workflow and post a walkthrough?

Thanks guys!
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Old 11-12-2006, 02:22 AM
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Re: Parc Cruz PP

looks to me like HDR (high dynamic range) --

google the above, and you'll see examples and technique... most used for landscapes, but now used on people with some funky effects...

you can also check out these pages for some examples (not as extreme as Parc's, but easily taken there...

http://www.flickr.com/groups/hdr/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/robintremblay/

cheers
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Old 11-12-2006, 03:07 AM
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Re: Parc Cruz PP

Actually I'm very familiar with HDR, I've done it many times before, but I dont think this is HDR.

though I may be wrong...

Thanks
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Old 11-12-2006, 03:41 AM
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Re: Parc Cruz PP

i've looked on some of the faces and they tend to have a sligh halo effect around their heads....this gives me some ideas that HDR has been used...


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Old 11-12-2006, 07:36 AM
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Re: Parc Cruz PP

Something like this?
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Old 11-12-2006, 07:45 AM
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Re: Parc Cruz PP

Pretty gorgeous I must say!

Here's how he do it..
From the man's own words in one of his comments there


Parc Cruz Pro User says:

Hi Shiela,

The photo above is not HDR, but I created 3 different exposure using 1 JPG using a level layer. Then created a mask on each layer so I can blend them in, base on my requirements. Finally Dodge & Burn.

PARC
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Old 11-12-2006, 07:55 AM
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Re: Parc Cruz PP

Thank you rad.homme
What I tried was a bit simpler..
1. High pass layer in Hard Light mode above the original
2. Then copy High Pass layer again and put it in Multiply Mode.
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Old 05-15-2015, 09:27 AM
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Re: Parc Cruz PP

Hi everyone, I have studied Parc's work for some time now. I contacted him and Glen Mendoza from the Philippines and learned a little bit on how he does this type work.

It is not HDR, Some is high pass, but basically using the blending modes like multiply on the layers, then bring the opacity down. (20-30 layers to get his texture) He does all his lighting in Photoshop as well and does this in many layers.
Glen said one photo can have more than 50 plus layers. Glen has been able to replicate his work to some degree and does it in small increments of using blending modes in layers, then also each light technique which is quite easy, is also done using layers, with painting in lightness in the area, using gaussian blur to smooth it in, and works it in meticulously layer by layer with small adjustments to each layer.
The eyes you can find his workflow on YouTube.
I still can't get his full technique down the guy is a master at photoshop, but I am getting some awesome results when I spend time on one photo.
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Old 05-15-2015, 09:34 AM
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Re: Parc Cruz PP

I see the comments from Rad.Homme, this is correct about his blending, and doge and burn, but it is done in small increments. To create that look takes 50 + layers. Glen says they work every change in small increments until it becomes the final photo.
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