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How to: "Christian Schmidt" Look

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Old 08-31-2009, 05:56 PM
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Re: How to: "Christian Schmidt" Look

Very good work.
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Old 09-01-2009, 02:16 AM
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Re: How to: "Christian Schmidt" Look

http://alexretoucher.com/portfolio/land.html
my CS try
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Old 09-01-2009, 11:04 AM
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Re: How to: "Christian Schmidt" Look

better start with a proper picture...
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Old 09-06-2009, 09:19 AM
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Smile Re: How to: "Christian Schmidt" Look

i am probably the only one :o) but to me it seems like pretty regular, well-done advertising work, where the result is composed of, say, a changed sky, overexposed streets shot in the right sunlight, separately lit cropped subjects and CGI cars, all neatness is usually achieved by compositing several correctly exposed and clean object together, once you have this a couple of masks and selective colors will get you there, i think the biggest mistake here is that mostly people believe everything was captured in one shot and that there must be some kind of hack to correct things without any selective work, if the usual tools dont. like this you end up with switching gamut and icc profiles 4 times instead of a simple curve, calculating substractions of surface blur layers instead of simple sharpening etc, people were getting such results twenty years ago in Paintbox or Barco without any such alchemistic workflows in mind, probably because they didnt enjoy playing around that much and just have stuff done overnight using their tablets :o)
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Old 10-16-2009, 03:22 PM
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Re: How to: "Christian Schmidt" Look

Hey all!

I've been reading this thread for a long time... just trying to get my head round the Shmidt Look at the moment. I have seen some really great attempts and very surprised at the willingness to share and edit each others photos in here.

I gave it a go with some pics already on here but couldnt achieve the same look even with the tutorial/walk-through posts.

This is an attempt that, now having looked at it... really isnt what I was going for. It was made using the aim batch from this thread (Thanks). I used the curves layer to deepen the shadows with a reasonably steep curve. Gradient maps were used for both sky and bottom half (masked from each other).

I have the original as a link below if anyone cares to make something of it

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamesan...95879/sizes/o/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamesan...n/photostream/
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Old 10-17-2009, 04:36 AM
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Re: How to: "Christian Schmidt" Look

One more that is a little closer:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamesan...44798/sizes/o/

Original:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamesan...n/photostream/

It seems that there are, like a lot of you say 'images suited for the AIM conversion'. The best images have a high key exposure and no black point clipping to begin with. Still not happy with the technique but maybe one step closer to something exciting
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Old 10-17-2009, 08:58 AM
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Re: How to: "Christian Schmidt" Look

Anyone know where to get the AIM RGB profile the previous links are dead.
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Old 10-17-2009, 09:21 AM
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Re: How to: "Christian Schmidt" Look

a few of the links are still alive (used one of them yesterday)
and it even has the file as attachment to one of the posts, so it's here
(somewhere)
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Old 10-17-2009, 10:03 AM
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Re: How to: "Christian Schmidt" Look

Glad that sparked some awesome coversation Any thoughts on the above post from myself?
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Old 10-17-2009, 10:48 AM
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jamesbateman looks good.

I haven't attempted that style before, here's my go at it
(using your image, hope you don't mind)

1) the AIM conversion
2) make image 32bit, then Local adaptation to 16 bit with steep S curve with additional steep highlights
3) some additional contrast
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