RetouchPRO

Go Back   RetouchPRO > Technique > Photo Retouching
Register Blogs FAQ Site Nav Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Photo Retouching "Improving" photos, post-production, correction, etc.

The demystification of dave hill! let's all help!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #91  
Old 09-06-2007, 02:34 AM
Calvinhollywood's Avatar
Calvinhollywood Calvinhollywood is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Germany
Posts: 274
Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all help!

I used 2 flashes in photography to get every detail.
The most important thing is the photography.
Rest i did with dodge and burn and unsharp mask

lg Calvin
Reply With Quote top
  #92  
Old 09-09-2007, 11:13 AM
funkyboy4's Avatar
funkyboy4 funkyboy4 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Guisborough, England
Posts: 14
Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all help!

My try


http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/d...rtcopycopy.jpg
Reply With Quote top
  #93  
Old 09-09-2007, 11:15 AM
Ich.Mario Ich.Mario is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Posts: 71
Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all help!

i like the style very much. what did you do, funkyboy?
Reply With Quote top
  #94  
Old 09-09-2007, 11:45 AM
funkyboy4's Avatar
funkyboy4 funkyboy4 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Guisborough, England
Posts: 14
Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all help!

Eyes
I burned the pupils to make them darker and then i went round the iris wih dodge making them lighter.

Background
For the background i used some channels to make a mask then inverted it, using a gradient fill to make the red darker. I also lowered the opacity to blend it in but you can choose which background you want. Heres a link to the channel masking if it helps, give it time to load it takes ages its very tempromental- http://av.adobe.com/russellbrown/AdvancedMasking.mov

Skin
The skin is quite easy once you get the hang of it read this - http://www.photoshoptutorials.ws/pho...ooth-skin.html

Its a big read but its worth it in the end, i also lowered the saturation to make the skin slightly desaturated

Teeth
All i did for the teeth was cut it from another tooth and placed it in the gaps lowering the opacity and making a new layer painting the teeth white and putting the layer in soft light and lowering the opacity

Hair
I used hue and saturation and went into the yellow channel and lowering the saturation, using the clone tool i alo got rid of stray hairs

Lips
I dodged the lip highlights and made a new layer painted the lips pink put the layer in soft light and lowered the opacity

Hope this all helps if you want to know anything else just message me
Reply With Quote top
  #95  
Old 09-09-2007, 12:08 PM
edgework edgework is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Brooklyn
Posts: 494
Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all help!

Variations of this smoothing technique are all over the place. I'm not fond of the version you referenced, for a number of reasons. However the most important is that the best decription of how it works is right here in the RetouchPro tutorials section. Two articles byRo go into far greater depth, offer a much more useful set of parameters and provide a workflow flexible enough to fit any image, accomplish the purpose and minimize evidence that it was used at all. Check out These links:

http://retouchpro.com/tutorials/?m=show&id=147

http://retouchpro.com/tutorials/?m=show&id=149

A shortcut version, by the same author, known around here as the Degrunge Technique has been mentioned and described recently on some of the beauty retouching threads that are still current. I personally prefer the long version, as it is customizable to a far greater extent. Read 'em all. It's worth it.
Reply With Quote top
  #96  
Old 09-10-2007, 12:45 AM
EdwinM EdwinM is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 1
Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all help!

reading from this thread and other sites...i try to emulate dave hill's effect on both fashion and other type of photography.

Here is my take...

this photo was taken using a off cam external flash, used an ultra wide lens. My friend wanted a different portrait...

used the tips given in this thread...

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1412/...d0fef34d_o.jpg


this one on a pool of fishes...


http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1237/...dc3340b8_o.jpg


One thing i notice is that it does not apply to every image, an image with good quality light and sharpness is needed.
Reply With Quote top
  #97  
Old 09-13-2007, 05:48 PM
SteveB2005's Avatar
SteveB2005 SteveB2005 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 281
Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all help!

Dave Hill has a photo illustration style similar to Jill Greenberg, known as "The Manipulator." They have a formula that works. You mean that's not the original image that comes directly out of the camera? no, just kiddin', but, to me some of the images almost look like slick comic book line drawings that are colored in, same technique. Of course the image quality, lighting and composition are first rate.

steve

I have often wondered myself how they are achieving these techniques in PS
Reply With Quote top
  #98  
Old 09-14-2007, 03:36 AM
cli cli is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 54
Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all help!

in the photo side:

for sure there's an underexposure of the ambient light maybe 1 entire stop or more and a wel lit subject by the use of flash for the base shot do you agree with me??
he close a lot the may be f16, f22

Last edited by cli; 09-14-2007 at 03:51 AM.
Reply With Quote top
  #99  
Old 09-14-2007, 04:30 AM
superkoax's Avatar
superkoax superkoax is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 773
Blog Entries: 1
Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all help!

steveB: Jill Greenbergs pictures are often retouched by Amy Dresser...so....her pictures isn't really hers since everyone loves the effect of the pictures...


gerry
Reply With Quote top
  #100  
Old 09-14-2007, 08:51 AM
KR1156 KR1156 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: outside of the box.
Posts: 628
Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all help!

Quote:
Originally Posted by superkoax View Post
steveB: Jill Greenbergs pictures are often retouched by Amy Dresser...so....her pictures isn't really hers since everyone loves the effect of the pictures...


gerry

Jill has a lot more control over her retouching than you think.

Last edited by KR1156; 09-14-2007 at 09:02 AM.
Reply With Quote top
Reply

  RetouchPRO > Technique > Photo Retouching


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My 1st attemp at dave hill look tha king Photo Retouching 13 04-17-2010 12:44 PM
Looking for help in recreating Dave Hill look. Caesium Photo Retouching 15 04-27-2009 11:52 AM
Creative interpretations: Flowers - Tulips on a hill DannyRaphael Photo-Based Art 11 09-09-2004 01:51 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:40 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright © 2016 Doug Nelson. All Rights Reserved