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Old 10-21-2007, 05:50 PM
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Love these colors!! Help me try??

Hi. Pretty new to the forum. Love it.

Found this guy's work:
http://jin.zemotion.net/fashion.html


How do you get those skin tones and colors??
I can figure out how most of the lighting was done, but what about the photo retouching??


Especially this one:
http://jin.zemotion.net/fashion/beauty3.jpg
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Old 10-22-2007, 08:11 AM
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Re: Love these colors!! Help me try??

Since this guy's work appears pretty consistant, I would say that 90% of his "effect" is done with the camera, lightling and lens filters.

Personally, I don't like this look. Subjects are washed out, and fake looking.
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Old 10-22-2007, 03:29 PM
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Re: Love these colors!! Help me try??

Personal opinions about the look is not what I'm asking for. I'm trying to figure out if the specific photo I pointed out is done with Color Balance? Curves adjustments? Masking effects?



I know how to control my lighting similarly. What I need help on is improving my retouching skills.
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Old 10-22-2007, 04:53 PM
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Re: Love these colors!! Help me try??

post one of your shots with similar lighting and let us have a go at it...i personally start out with curves for such a correction...
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Old 10-22-2007, 06:10 PM
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Re: Love these colors!! Help me try??

Transoptic, My point was, that the effect this photographer gets is not done as much with Photoshop post processing as it was in the studio, and with the camera. The photo you singled out looks like the model was heavily made up rather than heavily worked in Photoshop.
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Old 10-23-2007, 03:11 PM
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Re: Love these colors!! Help me try??

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Hi. Pretty new to the forum. Love it.

Found this guy's work:
http://jin.zemotion.net/fashion.html


How do you get those skin tones and colors??
I can figure out how most of the lighting was done, but what about the photo retouching??


Especially this one:
http://jin.zemotion.net/fashion/beauty3.jpg

If you would like to attempt something like this, I think using multiple curves layers would help you achieve something similar.
I do agree, in order to get that much contrast in a photo you really need the proper lighting on set.
But, give this a whirl.

First, obviously change the image to black & white. I would probably use the channel mixer, reduce reds & increase blues and then check off monochrome.
Curve up, fill with black and paint with white on the highlights.
curve down, fill with black and paint with white on the shadows.
Also add a neutral gray layer and continue with the "dodging & burning"
Experiment with the black & white filter effects, brightness & contrast, etc..
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Old 10-23-2007, 03:28 PM
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Re: Love these colors!! Help me try??

I gotta go along with Campy, here. The effect is possible in post, but a lot depends on what you get to start with.On the image you linked to most of that is makeup. You can see the difference in color and texture between her face and the rest of her skin.
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