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Old 05-26-2007, 10:55 PM
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How to achieve these dramatic colors??

Hey I recently checked out this photo on flickr and was wondering what steps you think it took to create the post processed look of this picture.
The original image is posted if you scroll down to comment number 2

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ndybisz/503614627/

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Old 05-27-2007, 08:27 AM
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Re: How to achieve these dramatic colors??

The owner states that it was from digital painting and that is indeed as it appears. More contrast has been added which could have been levels or curves. Then the clouds look like they have been brushed in place.
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Old 05-27-2007, 12:40 PM
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Re: How to achieve these dramatic colors??

the bad thing with this picture is the halo around the threes...
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Old 05-27-2007, 01:28 PM
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Re: How to achieve these dramatic colors??

Ahhh.. Superkoax.. you caught that too. :-)
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Old 05-27-2007, 01:33 PM
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Re: How to achieve these dramatic colors??

She does say that the strange effect of the trees was from using shadow/highlight, then on her web page she mentions multiplicity, failing that maybe pwl

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Old 05-27-2007, 05:06 PM
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Re: How to achieve these dramatic colors??

You can use my PWL actions at www.atncentral.com. Try painting in color.
Here is an old post from 2004
http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/pho...tion-i-ii.html

My trick I've always used to avoid halos...
Use Color Range shadows and highlights.

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...ssage=23345725
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Old 05-27-2007, 05:44 PM
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Re: How to achieve these dramatic colors??

thanks for all the responses.. I ended up using multiple layers consisting of shadow/highlight adjustment layers.. a crossprocess curves preset and a bunch of other layers.. and painted where I wanted certain effects.. came out pretty well =)
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Old 05-28-2007, 02:58 AM
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Re: How to achieve these dramatic colors??

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thanks for all the responses.. I ended up using multiple layers consisting of shadow/highlight adjustment layers.. a crossprocess curves preset and a bunch of other layers.. and painted where I wanted certain effects.. came out pretty well =)
Can we see it ?

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Old 05-28-2007, 11:35 AM
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Re: How to achieve these dramatic colors??

sure, but I didnt do exactly what she did.. it was more of learning how to use layers to burn and dodge and using multiple layer effects to create a more dramatic effect like what she did.. I also did a bleach bypass to give it more of a mood.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/chado82/516972721/

and here http://www.flickr.com/photos/chado82...n/photostream/

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Old 05-28-2007, 01:57 PM
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Re: How to achieve these dramatic colors??

Well i like them think i maybe asking you a few questions in the future

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