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

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Old 04-02-2012, 03:56 AM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

My try.
I can make it much better if the original was a high resolution.
If I seperate the background from the subject I can make it much better.
I think that is the first rule, subject's and background on seperate layers.

http://imageshack.us/f/850/trym.jpg
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Old 04-02-2012, 04:45 AM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

Oh believe me, they were on separate layers, check the background is an HDR, I used it to get some detail in the snow. Here is the original shot of Danny: https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-L...0074_smlll.jpg
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Old 04-02-2012, 04:52 AM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

I didn't know.
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Old 04-02-2012, 04:45 PM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

It is simply about pushing it until it looks almost comic book like all the while paying attention to the shapes.

Amy Dresser does the exact same thing just more moderately.
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Old 04-10-2012, 01:57 PM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

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My try.
I can make it much better if the original was a high resolution.
If I seperate the background from the subject I can make it much better.
I think that is the first rule, subject's and background on seperate layers.

http://imageshack.us/f/850/trym.jpg
i like that look, what sort or workflow did you use on that image?
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:04 PM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

falem nice workflow
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Old 06-22-2012, 12:35 PM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

Hello all...

Just wanted to ask if anyone can recommend a good book on compositing such as the way Dave Hill's images look? There are three I am looking at on Amazon:

1. Photoshop Masking & Composi​ting by Katrin Eismann
2. Photoshop Compositing Secrets: Unlocking the Key to Perfect Selections and Amazing Photoshop Effects for Totally Realistic Composites by Matt Kloskowski
3. Layers: The Complete Guide to Photoshop's Most Powerful Feature (2nd Edition) by Matt Kloskowski

The last one I know is not "compositing" per se but having watched how Dave Hill does everything like so in layers...I thought why not add that? Maybe there is something we miss?

Feedback is immensely appreciated.
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Old 06-24-2012, 03:52 PM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

You can't find a book with images like Daves.
The book of Matt is a good start but if you like to do images like Dave you have to be ready to work on one images for days.
And you need a goooood feeling for light. The techniques he use is not so special.
I can't create new tools in photoshop.
Maybe thats interesting for you

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSGY_...ure=plpp_video

lg Calvin
http://www.photoshopfreaks.com
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Old 06-24-2012, 05:14 PM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

Sorry I didn't make myself clear...

I didn't mean in terms of the way Dave's images look. I meant in the Compositing sense. I have a good feel for light and angles. Just not the main workings of compositing and rules of it (if any).

Thanks for the link. I greatly appreciate it.

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Old 07-02-2012, 05:59 PM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

I've been using a 50% d&b layer on overlay and noticed that if you burn too much it changes the colour too much. Does soft light help this or do people use soft light on their d&b layer for a different reason?
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