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Old 02-13-2008, 09:17 AM
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Re: How to: "Christian Schmidt" Look

OK i got i here is the link :http://www.aim-dtp.net/aim/photoshop...b_blending.htm
-click on download material
-extract it to (in windows) C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\color
then you will be able to see it in photoshop CS3
-edit-assign profile

and for the picture effect .... i still work on it but the results are not what i expected
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Old 02-13-2008, 09:57 AM
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Re: How to: "Christian Schmidt" Look

Ok.
To summarize:

- 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".
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Old 02-13-2008, 11:59 AM
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Re: How to: "Christian Schmidt" Look

Thanks to summarize!!!

minor correction:
profiles download:
www.aim-dtp.net/aim/download/aim_profiles.zip

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Old 02-13-2008, 02:09 PM
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Re: How to: "Christian Schmidt" Look

Okay so I accidentaly came across this thread about making an image look like a Christian Schmidt photo .... quite a challenge to make it all work out.

I worked on this photo for about 20 -30 min and once I found the correct technique it came across nicely.

I first opened my image Escalator 1, I thought this shot would closely resemble Christian Schmidts eye in his photography. As you can see the photo comes off very dark and dreary, but after working on the applied steps it becomes a replica of his work.

First make a copy of your "Original" picture and hide the layer by clicking on the "Eye con", sorry could not resist a pun there.

On your first picture layer you will want to play with Brightness/Contrast of you photo, now with every photo this will vary as to how high or low you will want in your picture. In mine I adjusted my Brightness to : +94 and my contrast to : +39, this may not work in every picture.

Now on your second layer of the original photo you will change the layer option from Normal to Screen, all this is doing is keeping the original shadows and shape to the picture. Once you finish all the steps you will want to come back to this layer, go to Image and click on Color Balance ; You will want to mess around with the colors according to your image, in mine I had alot of red tones and yellow tones so I ended up playing around with Red, Blue and Green.

Now create a New Layer, change your paitbrush to Solid White, and paint over the areas that you want to be the most vivid, in my picture I chose to make the wall and the floor much whiter, keeping in mind that Christian Schmidts work has such a crisp look with his White Out effects.

In my photo I ended up using two seperate layer for the floor and the wall to make it look ver vivid and white. On my second layer which was on the floor section, I added a granite stone texture to the white and Diffused a Glow on it as well to make it shine. On my second Layer I turned the Opacity to : 76% and the Fill to : 71%, this allows me to see the original layers reflection on the floor.

I hope that this has been helpful. If you have any questions about the steps that I did for my picture email me or comment back.
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Old 02-13-2008, 03:14 PM
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Re: How to: "Christian Schmidt" Look

Thank you
Pixelhunter for your summary I finally got it

StudioC Hello and welcome I have had a very quick go with your technique and i got a result from that also ( but do need to spend more time than i have at the moment )

Thank you all again for your help and advice ( including Saby )

What's next ( only joking need to practice this some more )

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Old 02-13-2008, 03:20 PM
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Re: How to: "Christian Schmidt" Look

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Not sure of this but cant you unzip to the desktop and do it that way ?

Palms
wasnt sure either, but i followed your intructions and it worked - unzipped it to the desktop and then right click and it offers to intstall it via the dropdown menu! still not sure of what all the other files were for, but the aim is now in my photoshop cs2 - yoh! chuffed, thankyou - now for a little practice on some piccies.. :O)
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Old 02-13-2008, 09:25 PM
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Re: How to: "Christian Schmidt" Look

What started out as something that seemed simple...became more complicated than expected...thanks pixelhunter...I haven't done what you recommended yet, but it seems to have worked for others. I really like your pic...even the original...that one needs to be put on canvas....
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Old 02-14-2008, 02:14 PM
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Re: How to: "Christian Schmidt" Look

Another way:

duplicate your layer, mode screen.
duplicate the "screen" layer

Add a curve layer and adjust to your taste
Add a hue/saturation layer and lower saturation

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Old 02-25-2008, 10:11 PM
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Re: How to: "Christian Schmidt" Look

- Add a Curves layer, and drag the black slider to about "Input 25".

???

When I do it, the picture come all dark. What is wrong with my step ?

Thank you,

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Old 02-25-2008, 10:13 PM
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Re: How to: "Christian Schmidt" Look

- 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".[/QUOTE]

When I add a curve, the picture come all dark. What is wrong with my step ?

Thank you,

BigBlaze
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