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

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Old 03-06-2009, 08:43 AM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

Quantum,

If he's such a newbie then i take it you have been able to master his technique? If so I would love to see some of your efforts.....the ball is in your court...

Incidentally, if you're going to insult people at least take the time to spell such insults correctly...
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Old 03-06-2009, 08:54 AM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

Haven't you guys heard of the "Quantum3Studio Effect"? tsk tsk.
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Old 03-06-2009, 09:35 AM
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JAjjajajJAj So manipulable...
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Old 03-06-2009, 09:36 AM
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JAjjajajJAj So manipulable...
As confirmed, you can't spell!
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Old 03-06-2009, 09:57 AM
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You guys should look at a plug in called SAFT for macintosh. On any given webpage you can do a control click and save the whole page as a PDF instantly..
I do it all the time and have a HUGE archive...:+}
That sounds good. I'm working on Linux, however, so that SAFT-thing won't work, will it? Is this a plugin? (Before somebody asks: Yes, Photoshop works amazingly well under Linux.)

Personally, I like to use a plugin called ScrapBook for Firefox: Lets me download single pages or whole sites (including all files) to my disk. Easy, simple, efficient. Recommended.

By the way: I second the request for that PDF. :-)
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Old 03-06-2009, 11:20 AM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

Give us some photos taken at f16-22 with complicated or grungy backgrounds with a condition that it should be all lighted good enough then we can try, otherwise we have first to learn how to take good photos before applying any technique.
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Old 03-06-2009, 11:25 AM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

Interesting, I had never heard of Dave Hill before today, but last December I was commissioned to make this portrait of a prominate welthy Atlanta business man at his home.

And this is what I created without as I said even knowing of Dave Hill.

First the shot as captured. Then the what I made after doing a bit of Photoshop work to it.

The method I used was to make 3 copy layers, the base layer I adjusted contrast up high. The next layer was not a copy layer but a filter layer, using >RENDER >FIBER and adjusting the fiber to what I wanted.

Then I adjusted the opacity of the fiber layer to reviel the high contrast layer below.

Then from the next to the top layer, I took and ereased away any area that I wanted to expose the fiber look, then added a drop shadow to that layer to give a deep shadow to the aread not ereased.

I then took the very top layer that was not adjusted at all, and kept any area that I wanted to stay as it was in the orig photo, ereasing away any area that I wanted to expose the effects that I had created.

I did use the sponge tool to saturate, and desaturate as I desired.

That is what I did.
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Old 03-06-2009, 11:44 AM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

I forgot that I actually modified that image even further, it was in the Order folder.

On this version I enlarged the PORSCH emblem, as well as rotated the fiber layer to give it an angled look.

Here is that image...
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Old 03-06-2009, 11:54 AM
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Interesting, I had never heard of Dave Hill before today, but last December I was commissioned to make this portrait of a prominate welthy Atlanta business man at his home.

And this is what I created without as I said even knowing of Dave Hill.

First the shot as captured. Then the what I made after doing a bit of Photoshop work to it.

The method I used was to make 3 copy layers, the base layer I adjusted contrast up high. The next layer was not a copy layer but a filter layer, using >RENDER >FIBER and adjusting the fiber to what I wanted.

Then I adjusted the opacity of the fiber layer to reviel the high contrast layer below.

Then from the next to the top layer, I took and ereased away any area that I wanted to expose the fiber look, then added a drop shadow to that layer to give a deep shadow to the aread not ereased.

I then took the very top layer that was not adjusted at all, and kept any area that I wanted to stay as it was in the orig photo, ereasing away any area that I wanted to expose the effects that I had created.

I did use the sponge tool to saturate, and desaturate as I desired.

That is what I did.
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I forgot that I actually modified that image even further, it was in the Order folder.

On this version I enlarged the PORSCH emblem, as well as rotated the fiber layer to give it an angled look.

Here is that image...
Sorry, even you did a great job but it doesn't look as Dave Hill not even close
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Old 03-06-2009, 12:05 PM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

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Sorry, even you did a great job but it doesn't look as Dave Hill not even close

I won't take that as rude, because I don't claim it to be the same, I think what I saw if his work is great, but this I did without even knowing of Dave Hill, and have been doing such portraits for those who want it for over two years now.

In fact the first time I did a portrait like this was for this same client but for a family session, and for that one he bought a 60 inch wall canvas.

It's not for everyone, it's a nitch market, one that if I had it down as well as Dave Hill, I would be very popular, but you have to admit, it's not the same ol same ol portrait that everyone produces.
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