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

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Old 03-19-2009, 08:22 AM
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Hi guyz, I work for some time on this techinque and still can't get the smooth results as Hill do.

This is my final result. What do you think about? It's more similar to Dragan than fiscus.. LOL
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Old 03-19-2009, 09:33 AM
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I think it looks to dirty... May be another kind of light, more photographic, would be nice for this effect.
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Old 03-19-2009, 11:32 AM
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Yes it's not smooth as Hill does...I'm reading all posts in this thread...eheh..can someone say if finally someone discovered some useful technique?
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Old 03-19-2009, 12:07 PM
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Yes it's not smooth as Hill does...I'm reading all posts in this thread...eheh..can someone say if finally someone discovered some useful technique?
Well... It doesn't need to be smoothed, but with another type of illumination, more a renaissance-like I think the same effect you achieved would look pretty interesting.
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Old 03-20-2009, 06:49 AM
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Well... It doesn't need to be smoothed, but with another type of illumination, more a renaissance-like I think the same effect you achieved would look pretty interesting.
My process is very simple, it's basicaly these steps:

1. High pass set to low numbers, about 0,6 and 2 than VividLight blanding mode
2. Copy all and play with Shadow / Highlight this gives some kind of HDR effect
3. Copy blue chanel and paste it into levels, make it overlay or softlight, play with masks toobtain the right effect you like
4. Make a 50%grey level, put it in overlay and than PWL
5. Make some tries with Unsharp Mask
6. Play with details: copy eyes and put them in screen mode to light them up and so on

Use allways layer masks and work using a selective way to work your images. This is how I do. I'm not a photographer so I don't know so much about lights but I'm sure the secret of Hill is his lights as many says before and Quantum to.

hi all,
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Old 03-20-2009, 06:54 AM
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Hi guyz, I work for some time on this techinque and still can't get the smooth results as Hill do.

This is my final result. What do you think about? It's more similar to Dragan than fiscus.. LOL
you're getting there. good work
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Old 03-20-2009, 09:18 AM
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Hi guyz, I work for some time on this techinque and still can't get the smooth results as Hill do.

This is my final result. What do you think about? It's more similar to Dragan than fiscus.. LOL

I like what you done myself on its own very cool.
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Old 03-21-2009, 08:03 AM
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3. Copy blue chanel and paste it into levels
How is this possible. Many times thought that it would be nice, but just dont found how?

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Old 03-21-2009, 12:12 PM
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How is this possible. Many times thought that it would be nice, but just dont found how?
You can do that by clicking on the channels tab, clicking on the blue channel, then, select all and copy. Go to your curves adjustment layer, select the mask by holding Alt + left click, you will see all goes white, and paste the channel, then deselect. That's all
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Old 03-21-2009, 01:22 PM
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You can do that by clicking on the channels tab, clicking on the blue channel, then, select all and copy. Go to your curves adjustment layer, select the mask by holding Alt + left click, you will see all goes white, and paste the channel, then deselect. That's all
Many thanks I'll try!
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