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Old 04-16-2007, 07:48 PM
SchlinkyMalinky SchlinkyMalinky is offline
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Ok so I'm experimenting with lighting and came up with this.......

http://www.upload3r.com/serve/170407/1176774493.jpg

I'm going for a more stylized look so here are my tweaks

http://img140.imagevenue.com/img.php..._122_460lo.jpg

http://img16.imagevenue.com/img.php?..._122_745lo.jpg

any ideas or comments? Do you have a preference? What would you do?

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Old 04-16-2007, 09:23 PM
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Re: More stylized

Somewhere in the middle......

http://img24.imagevenue.com/img.php?..._122_824lo.jpg
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Old 04-17-2007, 01:21 AM
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Re: More stylized

the skin on his forehead particularly, is very blotchy. If you were to take care of that but leave some good gritty texture, then I think they would look great
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Old 04-17-2007, 07:21 AM
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Re: More stylized

I agree with Nancy.
I hope you don't mind me trying this one.
You seem to be going for the desaturated look, not really to my taste but if thats what ou want thats Okay.

Peter

Larger version if your interested

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Old 04-17-2007, 09:40 AM
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Re: More stylized

Thanks for the feedback, Nancy I was trying to even the skin tone a bit by creating a new layer, adding gaussian blur to taste and setting the blend mode to colour but it didn't work as I expected, is there a technique for achieving this?
Peter, I like it that's the trouble with that whole 'look' I'm going for it makes people look really harsh and emphasises imperfections. I don't know if this is a little bit too far down the harsh road for me (be aware I'm biased as it's actually a self portrait!) I'm aiming for the middle ground and just trying to make something a bit more interesting than your bog standard image. It's interesting to see your take on it tho and thanks for the time and input.

This is what I did with it originally before I got on a mission to mess it up!

http://img124.imagevenue.com/img.php..._122_423lo.jpg

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Old 04-17-2007, 11:23 AM
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Re: More stylized

Boy am I glad I didn't slam the subject.

Peter
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Old 04-17-2007, 02:55 PM
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Re: More stylized

Well like I said I wanted to mess around with lighting and the only person around was me. Don't worry I can take it, I know I'm no model!
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Old 04-19-2007, 12:03 AM
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Re: More stylized

I've been trying this effect without much luck.. even with the local contrast enhacement plug-in.
Not sure what I'm missing out.

Care to share some tips?
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Old 04-19-2007, 02:10 AM
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Re: More stylized

Here's my try at it,

Fairly simple process really. Color corrected the image initially, dodged and burned to emphasize highlights and shadow detail. Did a little contrast adjustment then did a saturation adjustment around -30 to -40.

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a3...76774493-1.jpg
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Old 04-19-2007, 03:09 PM
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Re: More stylized

lxgalang, that's really good. Like it alot. Sounds like a relatively simple process but I guess it's how you do it that counts!

Good stuff

S

(ps, hints for bigger version )

Oh yeah, when you say colour corrected are you talking about cuvres? I haven't found a tutorial that tells you the 'technically' correct way of doing this, I'm doing it by eye at the moment (with varied results!!! )

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