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Old 05-19-2007, 12:51 PM
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Retouching Detective gets Toney

Yet another attempt to get people interested in posting their retouching mysteries for us to solve.

Here's a very nice street scene by Bart Groenhuizen. I've had my way with it, and your task is to figure out and replicate what I did.

Hint: I did not use any adjustments at all.

(oh, and mine is the second one)
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Old 05-19-2007, 01:09 PM
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Re: Retouching Detective gets Toney

I should add that you can dl the original here:
http://www.sxc.hu/photo/787339

And if you enjoyed trying to solve this retouching mystery, do an advanced search for "detective" in topic only to find the others.
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Old 05-19-2007, 01:12 PM
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Re: Retouching Detective gets Toney

any masks used?
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Old 05-19-2007, 01:22 PM
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Re: Retouching Detective gets Toney

You tell me, you're the detective
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Old 05-19-2007, 01:52 PM
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Re: Retouching Detective gets Toney

These are so fun, Doug. Not sure what you mean that you didn't make any adjustments. Hopefully you'll explain that statement some.

What I did was divi up the shot into 3: (1) the facade on the left, (2) the facade in back and (3) the facade on the right with the road. On (1) I used an overlay blend and kicked up the contrast. (2) was left alone. (3) got a xero radiance application followed by a diffuse glow.

Somehow, I doubt that's even close to what you did. But the result is, IMO, quite similar.
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Old 05-19-2007, 01:57 PM
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Re: Retouching Detective gets Toney

"adjustments" would be anything from the Adjustments menu or adjustment layers (for non Photoshop users, that would be contrast, curves, levels, hue/sat, color correction, etc.)
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Old 05-19-2007, 02:04 PM
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I don't have PhotoShop, but if that's what you meant then I've failed, as I did use (probably) all those adjustments to one degree or another. Oh well ;(
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Old 05-19-2007, 02:07 PM
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Oh, anyway, even though I blew it, I'm pretty convinced that you also cut up the image into 3, then probably applied plugin effects on each to get to your result.
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Old 05-19-2007, 02:12 PM
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Re: Retouching Detective gets Toney

I did use gaussian blur, but no other plugins.
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Old 05-19-2007, 04:52 PM
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Re: Retouching Detective gets Toney

hi Doug
I duplicated the layer 2 times one I set the blend mode to screen and the other to hard light, I hit one of the those layers with a Gaussian blur of 2.
then i tweaked the colors with an selective color adjustment layer. Used some dodge on the left hand side to brighten it up.
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