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Old 07-05-2008, 05:01 PM
secretagents secretagents is offline
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Re: Desaturated/Metallic Look?

I have enjoyed working a bit on that pic albeit the result is probably not what you are after. I have used a gradient map adjustment layer for the first time thinking I could get to that metalic look with it (It's probably possible) but finally ended up with that.
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Old 07-05-2008, 08:18 PM
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Re: Desaturated/Metallic Look?

im lost, why are you looking for how to's, on a look you already made?
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Old 07-06-2008, 11:08 AM
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Re: Desaturated/Metallic Look?

Hi Bubbabriones,

This is a basic technique that I learnt a while ago to apply a particular look to certain types of photo's. it wont work on all photo's. I won't type in short cuts as I don't know if you use a PC or a Mac. This is done in Photoshop CS3,
it should work in previous versions.
I suggest you do all cloneing, patching, healing etc. before you start.

1: Duplicate your background layer and set the blending mode to soft light.
2: Go to the channels palette.
3: left click on the blue channell.
4: Goto Select->all
5:Edit-> copy
6:Left click on rgb layer in channels palette.(make sure all layers are highlighted)
7:Go back to layers palette then goto Edit->paste.
8:Set the blending mode of this new layer to multiply.
9:Make sure the new layer is highlighted, Filter->Other->High pass set to approx 50 (to saturate colours)
10: Create a levels adjustment layer.
10: Adjust center slider to the left approx 2.00
11: Create a hue and saturation adjustment layer, select Edit->yellows, slide saturation to -36,
Edit->reds, slide saturation -57.

At this point you should be pretty close to the colour you want, this is the very basic adjustment, try different settings other than the ones i've suggested, then you can play around with curves, channel mixer etc., the possibilities are endless. Normally when I use this technique I use a lot of D&B.

With a bit of practice you'll get the basic setup done under 60 seconds.

I hope this helps.
Barry.
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Old 07-07-2008, 07:59 AM
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Re: Desaturated/Metallic Look?

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Hi Bubbabriones,

This is a basic technique that I learnt a while ago to apply a particular look to certain types of photo's. it wont work on all photo's. I won't type in short cuts as I don't know if you use a PC or a Mac. This is done in Photoshop CS3,
it should work in previous versions.
I suggest you do all cloneing, patching, healing etc. before you start.

1: Duplicate your background layer and set the blending mode to soft light.
2: Go to the channels palette.
3: left click on the blue channell.
4: Goto Select->all
5:Edit-> copy
6:Left click on rgb layer in channels palette.(make sure all layers are highlighted)
7:Go back to layers palette then goto Edit->paste.
8:Set the blending mode of this new layer to multiply.
9:Make sure the new layer is highlighted, Filter->Other->High pass set to approx 50 (to saturate colours)
10: Create a levels adjustment layer.
10: Adjust center slider to the left approx 2.00
11: Create a hue and saturation adjustment layer, select Edit->yellows, slide saturation to -36,
Edit->reds, slide saturation -57.

At this point you should be pretty close to the colour you want, this is the very basic adjustment, try different settings other than the ones i've suggested, then you can play around with curves, channel mixer etc., the possibilities are endless. Normally when I use this technique I use a lot of D&B.

With a bit of practice you'll get the basic setup done under 60 seconds.

I hope this helps.
Barry.
I tried this out and got some interesting results any chance you could show the layer stack? Could you use the apply image command to just add the blue channel on a layer as well. Maybe I am missing something or had to much to drink this weekend lol.
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Old 07-07-2008, 11:22 PM
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Re: Desaturated/Metallic Look?

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im lost, why are you looking for how to's, on a look you already made?

The images are not mine... and there not retouched by me.

Sorry for not making that clear.
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Old 07-08-2008, 10:46 AM
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Re: Desaturated/Metallic Look?

Hi Julian,

I just happen to be working on a photo at that time useing that method and I thought it might help Bubbabriones.

Yes you can use 'apply image' to the background copy if you want to, it just gives a slightly different effect than i described before.
Background copy, soft light
Apply image, Layer-background copy, channel-blue, multiply
High pass filter
Levels
Hue/saturation

There are so many ways to do things with Photoshop it can drive you crazy, (they let me out of my padded room every couple of days to do some more work)(LOL).
Barry.
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Old 07-08-2008, 10:49 AM
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Re: Desaturated/Metallic Look?

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Hi Julian,

I just happen to be working on a photo at that time useing that method and I thought it might help Bubbabriones.

Yes you can use 'apply image' to the background copy if you want to, it just gives a slightly different effect than i described before.
Background copy, soft light
Apply image, Layer-background copy, channel-blue, multiply
High pass filter
Levels
Hue/saturation

There are so many ways to do things with Photoshop it can drive you crazy, (they let me out of my padded room every couple of days to do some more work)(LOL).
Barry.
Thanks I will let u know when they finally let me out lol......
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Old 07-08-2008, 12:05 PM
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Re: Desaturated/Metallic Look?

she worked hard on that tan too.
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Old 07-10-2008, 02:28 PM
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Re: Desaturated/Metallic Look?

well i think a more easy way is to desaturate the picture and then use dodge & burn, i did this in one of my friend pictures and the result is in the attachments..
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Old 07-16-2008, 02:26 PM
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Re: Desaturated/Metallic Look?

raw file converter.

turn temperature down a bit, blacks to 40ish, adjust fill light, exposure and brightness to your liking, clairty 50-60, viberance way down and take a bit of saturation out.
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