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Old 07-26-2007, 08:28 AM
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Re: Patrik Hoelcks Backgrounds

Dumb question, what is a "cutout scene"?
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Old 07-26-2007, 08:42 AM
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Re: Patrik Hoelcks Backgrounds

i have a picture someone put together. She put a bride inside what looked like a castle balcony, the groom was standing down below her. It looked like they were cut outs of some sort. As you can tell I am fairly new to this art. thanks
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Old 07-26-2007, 12:47 PM
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Re: Patrik Hoelcks Backgrounds

fisher, you can use any picture you take, or buy stock photos or even buy backdrops on ebay or backgrounds on renderosity. it depends and what you are really looking for.....
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Old 09-27-2007, 04:07 PM
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Re: Patrik Hoelcks Backgrounds

Hey orchid
my name is res
I WORK for patrick in fact I"m looking at him right now... lol
90% of Patricks work is ALL LIGHTING! very little photoshop... I see the poloriods and scanned PRE-touched photos. he is VERY!!!!!! ANAL ABOUT everything including his lighting. we send the photos to professional retouches and they just make it pop. that's it. no crazy filters or ps tricks. just really crazy lighting... he also shoots 80% film 4x5 but has a 5d canon (canon rules)
I've seen some stuff he has done with a regular point and shoot... it's really the understanding of light and how it works...
hope that was some what helpful

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Hey all,

I'm trying to work out how Hoelck gets his backgrounds to look like they do. Surely it's not just light/light falloff on a studio background.. It looks photoshopped but can't tell whether it's completely photoshopped or merely enhances the background that is already there in photoshop, and if so how?

Any tips for this kind of effect would be great, thanks a lot
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Old 09-27-2007, 05:59 PM
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Re: Patrik Hoelcks Backgrounds

I guess you can fake it by vignetting, and using blurred clouds with some noise in to get some texture. Heres a quick background example. Not to similar to Hoelck but you get the idea.
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