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Old 08-21-2008, 12:00 PM
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Re: How to: "Christian Schmidt" Look

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Do you rename one file before copying the results over the original? Because when I try to open the original only the converted image shows and I had to rename the original, open it and then drag the original over the final image. Is this correct or anyone wants to share more light on this? Also, do you flatten the converted image before pasting it on the original?

Sorry if this questions sound dumb...........

Thanks again
I use the history palette to merge my results:

-Take a snapshot of the converted image, just in case you need to go back to it

-Select all, Copy Merged (essentially copying a flattened version)

-go back to the original state above your snapshot in the history palette

-Paste results, set to screen blending mode

Voila!

I try to avoid editing destructively at all costs and this method allows you to maintain the original below all the converted layers. I also take snapshots periodically to compare my results and go back to a certain state at any time.

*Edit* In the process above, you're only working within a single file- no need to open duplicates.

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Old 08-21-2008, 12:02 PM
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Re: How to: "Christian Schmidt" Look

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I use the history palete to merge my results:

-Take a snapshot of the converted image, just in case you need to go back to it

-Select all, Copy Merged (essentially copying a flattened version)

-go back to the original state above your snapshot in the history palette

-Paste results, set to screen blending mode

Voila!

I try to avoid editing destructively at all costs and this method allows you to maintain the original below all the converted layers. I also take snapshots periodically to compare my results and go back to a certain state at any time.

Perfect!! Thank you!
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Old 08-21-2008, 01:02 PM
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Re: How to: "Christian Schmidt" Look

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For all the lazy peeps, a recap of post #42:
I am way too helpful with this

- Download this www.aim-dtp.net/aim/download/aim_profiles.zip
- Unzip
- Right click the profiles, and choose "Install". This makes them avail. in PS.
(it's the AIM RGB we're looking for)

- Open a picture
- Edit - Convert to profile -> Adobe RGB (1998)
- Edit - Assign profile - AIM RGB
and again
- Edit - Convert to profile -> Adobe RGB (1998)
- Edit - Assign profile - AIM RGB
- Duplicate Background layer
- Set copy to Multiply
- Still on copy -> Blending Options - Alt-click "Underlying Layer" and drag the white(on the right) slider to about 112.
- Add a Curves layer, and drag the black slider to about "Input 25".
- Take a bow.

Well i will thank you pixelhunter hopefully this will make it a bit easier for those to find everything in one go mind you any bets on when the next how do i appears


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Old 08-21-2008, 01:37 PM
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Well i will thank you pixelhunter hopefully this will make it a bit easier for those to find everything in one go mind you any bets on when the next how do i appears


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Old 08-21-2008, 03:06 PM
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Re: How to: "Christian Schmidt" Look

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Originally Posted by pixelhunter View Post
For all the lazy peeps, a recap of post #42:
I am way too helpful with this

- Download this www.aim-dtp.net/aim/download/aim_profiles.zip
- Unzip
- Right click the profiles, and choose "Install". This makes them avail. in PS.
(it's the AIM RGB we're looking for)

- Open a picture
- Edit - Convert to profile -> Adobe RGB (1998)
- Edit - Assign profile - AIM RGB
and again
- Edit - Convert to profile -> Adobe RGB (1998)
- Edit - Assign profile - AIM RGB
- Duplicate Background layer
- Set copy to Multiply
- Still on copy -> Blending Options - Alt-click "Underlying Layer" and drag the white(on the right) slider to about 112.
- Add a Curves layer, and drag the black slider to about "Input 25".
- Take a bow.
Thank you for spending your time explaining it again to me...
not that I want to be a lazy person but I try and I totally get a different result =(
here are my 2 attempts :
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Old 08-21-2008, 05:19 PM
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Re: How to: "Christian Schmidt" Look

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Thank you for spending your time explaining it again to me...
not that I want to be a lazy person but I try and I totally get a different result =(
here are my 2 attempts :
Post your PS "history" from those images.
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Old 08-21-2008, 07:46 PM
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Re: How to: "Christian Schmidt" Look

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Post your PS "history" from those images.
I do exactly as you explained
I open up the file
Edit - Convert to profile -> Adobe RGB (1998) but its already on Adobe RGB (1998) so I just click ok then Edit - Assign profile - AIM RGB pro which makes the photo look much brighter and again Edit - Convert to profile -> Adobe RGB (1998) and Edit - Assign profile - AIM RGB which again makes it more white, I duplicate the bg layer set the blending mode to multiply this makes the photo gets some of its original colors back... problem starts when I change the blending options:custome - Underlying Layer to 112... thats what make my photo looks all wired and then a curve layer which 25 black input...
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Old 08-21-2008, 08:02 PM
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Re: How to: "Christian Schmidt" Look

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I do exactly as you explained
I open up the file
Edit - Convert to profile -> Adobe RGB (1998) but its already on Adobe RGB (1998) so I just click ok then Edit - Assign profile - AIM RGB pro which makes the photo look much brighter and again Edit - Convert to profile -> Adobe RGB (1998) and Edit - Assign profile - AIM RGB which again makes it more white, I duplicate the bg layer set the blending mode to multiply this makes the photo gets some of its original colors back... problem starts when I change the blending options:custome - Underlying Layer to 112... thats what make my photo looks all wired and then a curve layer which 25 black input...
Try holding down the Option/Alt key when you change the underlaying layer slider to 112. You should only be moving the left half of the slider.
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Old 08-21-2008, 08:15 PM
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Re: How to: "Christian Schmidt" Look

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Try holding down the Option/Alt key when you change the underlaying layer slider to 112. You should only be moving the left half of the slider.
OMG yes !
Thank you Michael
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Old 08-25-2008, 12:25 AM
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Re: How to: "Christian Schmidt" Look

ok Im not putting anything or anyone down in this thread but I think that most of this stuff here is not in the ballpark, maybe your pulling into the parking lot of the ballpark, but you arent in it yet. That Shmidt guys work is really somethin. First, I am impressed with how slean a lot of the images are. second, I think he is shotting large or MF. Second alot of those shots are composites, and prob some cgi mixed in. alot of those really neautral, and pleasing scenes are practically impossible to get in camera. Study the shadows, highlights etc, not the post stuff, the actual composition in the picture, look at how everything is sharp. Any photogs reading this will be nodding their heads. So i think there is much much much more going on here than convert a profile and dupe it. But keep up the thread, its great reading. BTW Id love for someone that realy knows or actually does those shots to come here and just lay it out, get rid of all the speculation once and for all. Same goes for the dave hill thread, man is that long in the tooth!!!!!
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