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Old 09-28-2007, 12:58 PM
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Is this possible?

Who knows how to turn a black pair of leather gloves into white gloves, believably?
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Old 09-28-2007, 01:41 PM
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Re: Is this possible?

i would probably start by selecting the gloves and inverting it. then use channel mixer to lighten it a bit and to add little color so it doesn't look like a grayscale. easier said than done of course. especially with super high res files.
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Old 09-28-2007, 01:41 PM
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Re: Is this possible?

I know I don't, at least not with the quality you'd be looking for. The problem is that, unless the shot is overexposed, the shadow detail would be insufficient to become believable midtone detail once shifted up the curve.
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Old 09-28-2007, 01:45 PM
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Yeah Doug. I figure you are right. The shot has detail, even in the blackest blacks, but it is still truly black. I did some quick tries to no avail. Jack, yeah, it will be 2' tall in the end so it's got to be perfect. I tried inverting it first and had no luck. I believe we will just get some gloves and shoot them in the same pose and compose.
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Old 09-28-2007, 01:47 PM
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yes it is possible, especially if it's in RGB.....desaturate the gloves, then use curves to make a move to your desired tone and cast....this could also be possible to do using a gradient map after seeing the advice from cricket regarding huge color moves...
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Old 09-28-2007, 02:14 PM
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Re: Is this possible?

only problem i keep running into is, with all the mthods mentioned, is basically getting those natural looking highlights back in. it looks very flat and fake if you don't have those. They don't look so great trying to brush them in, you really need a natural selection to get a believable mask.

but separating and somehow inverting the shadow highlight detail of the leather doesn't seem too bad.

anyone else having any luck with this?
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Old 09-28-2007, 02:15 PM
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yes it is possible, especially if it's in RGB.....desaturate the gloves, then use curves to make a move to your desired tone and cast....this could also be possible to do using a gradient map after seeing the advice from cricket regarding huge color moves...
talk is cheap. Show me. Remember, this will be 2' x 4' at least. (not these gloves, just an example)

http://www.johnhelmer.com/products/full/277.jpg
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Old 09-28-2007, 02:18 PM
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ant, i've been practicing on that same example, you cruising google images for that?!?
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Old 09-28-2007, 02:21 PM
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yup. the same.
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Old 09-28-2007, 02:21 PM
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Re: Is this possible?

Ant

Is that meant for me?

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