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Old 03-10-2009, 09:16 AM
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Re: Bringin' in the Darkness

I suppose this could be a start

http://www.photoshopassist.com/?p=68
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Old 03-11-2009, 05:31 AM
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Re: Bringin' in the Darkness

Painting with black will darken selectively as opposed to a global darkener like B&C or curves. Lots of masking is also involved.

Decided to try and mimic the Amy Dresser image.

-Keven
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Old 03-11-2009, 05:48 AM
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Re: Bringin' in the Darkness

So how did you do that. Ive decided today to try and have a go to.

Whats B&C?

D
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Old 03-11-2009, 06:00 AM
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Re: Bringin' in the Darkness

Brightness and contrast= B&C

Added screen shoot to the above. Ask questions if you need to.

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Old 03-11-2009, 06:07 AM
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Re: Bringin' in the Darkness

Superb. Thanks very much...
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Old 03-11-2009, 08:17 AM
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Re: Bringin' in the Darkness

Well. Gave it a go. 1st attempt at trying to recreate anything. Very quickly done. Levels, Selective Colour, Paint Over With Black, Blur. Probably could do with more colour correcting and other touches...

But thanks. The workflow helped me...

D

p.s Actually displays brighter on site than on my work pc...
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Old 03-11-2009, 08:58 AM
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Re: Bringin' in the Darkness

Hello, this is my first post on this forum.

Here is my try, on my photos which I took some time ago

Original:

1

2

Retouched:

1

2

The retouch is based on curves adjustments and d&b(not the beauty technique).
It's about 50 layers to achieve this look.
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Please don't use my photos for your tries.

Dominik

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Old 03-11-2009, 10:06 AM
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Re: Bringin' in the Darkness

That looks like 'Draganizing' to me, Domididom.

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/735941...shop_tutorial/

But the email address across kills the image good.
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Old 03-11-2009, 10:15 AM
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Re: Bringin' in the Darkness

I posted the eMail adress because I didn't want to see 100 remakes of this photos (I know it sucks)

And no, It's not "Draganizing" in my opinion.
I see many people now saying "Draganizing" just because it's sharp and detailed. It's easy to see that those images are not in Andrzej Dragan style. You just have to check out Dragans page and you will see that the only thing which these images have in comon is sharpness and details...

Seeing it this way people should stop using high amount of high-pass filter and/or shadows and highlights because it means "Draganizing"

Ah and after watching the tutorial, I have to say that I achieved the look of my images in totally different way.

and reffering to "But the email address across kills the image good"... it's the part of the forum in which you ask/show techniques not exhibit your works

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Old 03-11-2009, 11:24 AM
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Re: Bringin' in the Darkness

I don't think it's draganizing either for my 2cents...
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