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Old 05-24-2008, 07:14 AM
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Another "how do i do this" :)

I love this kind of effect, its sooo high key and just looks amazing, the question is:

How do I achieve this? I dont expect anyone to give up their guarded secrets, but if you guys could give me some ideas, that would be great place for me to start

I saw this image done in a training video and sooo much was missed out on how to get it the to final image, hence the post.

Thanks

Craig
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Old 05-24-2008, 08:44 AM
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Re: Another "how do i do this" :)

To me this looks like a "Bleach Bypass". You can achieve this a couple of ways, one is if you have Lightroom you can download a Bleach Bypass preset to your Develop module. Another way is to adjust the contrast with curves, adjust the lightness & saturation, and use the burn tool on her hair to bring out some of the detail. Here's my quick version using the second method in Photoshop...
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Old 05-24-2008, 11:58 AM
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Re: Another "how do i do this" :)

cool, thanks I will give it a try, although I prefer to use Aperture instead of lightroom.

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Old 06-22-2008, 11:14 AM
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Re: Another "how do i do this" :)

This particular effect on this particular image was covered in detail by Chris Orwig in his Photoshop CS3 Portrait Retouching Techniques for Lynda.com - Online training Library!

http://movielibrary.lynda.com/html/modPage.asp?ID=566

Chapter 1. Creative Portrait Retouch

You should check it out!
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Old 06-28-2008, 07:59 AM
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Re: Another "how do i do this" :)

Here's my go. I took the original, corrected color cast with levels. Instead of dodge and burn layers on top of everything I mixed it up a little. You can see my screenshots of my layers palette.
The "burn" layer was just plain overlay.

I didn't watch the video, so forgive me if this was the same.
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Old 06-28-2008, 10:56 AM
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Re: Another "how do i do this" :)

you can't achieve this look only with the 3-4 steps. It has a lot of work to do.

MilanS provided link has detailed one chapter for this single image.
you can watch it. If you try to find there are 7 days free pass for the lynda.com

Hope it helps you.

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