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Old 06-30-2008, 05:36 PM
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Re: Need Some Advice On Achieving A Specific Look

A couple of quick versions, decided to desaturate and soften one, then manage the tones and add a sepia tone to the other,

http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/7...aittestxd6.jpg

Great shot.
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Old 07-01-2008, 12:15 AM
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Re: Need Some Advice On Achieving A Specific Look

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A couple of quick versions, decided to desaturate and soften one, then manage the tones and add a sepia tone to the other,

http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/7...aittestxd6.jpg

Great shot.
Like it....!

And Thanks.... For The Compliment
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Old 07-01-2008, 12:17 AM
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Re: Need Some Advice On Achieving A Specific Look

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heres my try, it doesnt look exactly like it because of the shadow difference, but at added a texture in there just for kicks ^_^

http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/3273/retouchiu4.jpg


i also did another similar coloring example with some instructions in this thread:
http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/pho...ting-post.html

Im really liking your take on the image!

What type of texture do you put over the image... (this is what Im liking the most).

If you can kind of give a quick over view of what you did... that be awesome!
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Old 07-01-2008, 08:59 AM
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Re: Need Some Advice On Achieving A Specific Look

my try !

I know is far away from the look you're looking after. But I just wanted to play around with the picture and give it a diferent treatment.

Last edited by Diego81; 05-06-2013 at 06:55 PM.
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Old 07-01-2008, 11:54 AM
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Re: Need Some Advice On Achieving A Specific Look

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Im really liking your take on the image!

What type of texture do you put over the image... (this is what Im liking the most).

If you can kind of give a quick over view of what you did... that be awesome!
for the texture i just used a stock photo of concrete set: softlight 10ish %
but you can use pretty much any image thats unrelated

i didnt save the .psd but from what i can remember:
-duplicate layer, desaturate lower opacity between 40-70% ish
-cmd+option+shift+e to create a merged duplicate, invert, opacity 90%
-dark dusty blue layer, exclusion 100&
-dark dusty purple layer, lighten, adjust opacity to liking
-curves adjustment layer to bring back a little contrast
-duplicate the exclusion layer, bring to top, lower opacity around 25%
-concrete layer soft light 10%, i adjusted the contrast on the pic of concrete i used
-soft edge brush on 25% slowly erase/reduce distracting markings from face/rest of the subject
-merged duplicate, added vignetting, lowered opacity to taste

you could also add scan lines like the example to add to the vintagey effects
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Old 07-01-2008, 08:47 PM
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Re: Need Some Advice On Achieving A Specific Look

Hi Tommy,

Welcome to RetouchPro, you'll find like I have that the members are good people and only to willing to help you if they can.

I like your sample shots, I know that my effort is not what your looking for,
but to me when I saw this photo I thought what a great photo to add a little depth and mood to.

Barry.
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Old 07-01-2008, 11:05 PM
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Re: Need Some Advice On Achieving A Specific Look

It isn’t easy to highlight a part of this photo without making it look fake.

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I would start by taking a look at your lighting of the original photo. Your 3 out of the camera originals all have a very flat lighting, (one shows the shadow of your on camera flash) while the example has very directional lighting.

One can always enhance something that is already there, thats easer than trying to add something to nothing.
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Here is my try ..
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