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Old 07-06-2009, 06:40 AM
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Re: Car Retouching??

I'll put my hat in the ring and vouch for Plantphoto's car retouching video - about two hours long if I remember rightly. I think it was of an Audi. Very thorough and well informed. I got a lot out of it
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Old 09-09-2009, 07:55 AM
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Re: Car Retouching??

Check out the automotive new section on the below link. Some of the best looking car retouch jobs with before shots too.

http://www.curvedigital.co.uk/
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Old 09-09-2009, 02:38 PM
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Re: Car Retouching??

Is it just me or do some of those car ones look like they are sharpened too much.
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Old 09-09-2009, 02:39 PM
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Re: Car Retouching??

It's not you. I'm drawn to the beauty shots and those also are oversharpened.
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Old 09-09-2009, 02:45 PM
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Re: Car Retouching??

I think your just seeing them appear that way due to the compression of the image
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Old 09-12-2009, 11:08 AM
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Re: Car Retouching??

Hello every body! My name is Dragos and I'm from Romania
Nice topic. I am a car photographer and i found some nice inspiration! This is my website
www.dragosborcanea.com

Can anybody tell me the sharpen technique to get this kind of look http://www.curvedigital.co.uk/ i know there is a lot of doge and burning the how the hell did they get such details.
I tried the high pass filter and others but i never get so sharp and such nice feeling
Thanks!
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Old 09-12-2009, 11:27 AM
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Re: Car Retouching??

I think for a couple of reasons. One, the images on their site are smaller, and the compression makes thenm look more deatialed, where on your site, they are much larger and scaled, so perhaps you lose soe deatil when you resize for your webite. another thing i noticed with your work was that your blacks are muddy, and that comes from im sure you know, when you are changing the way your layers blend as you work through your stack in photoshop. Its very easy to have that happen when lets ay you have an adjustment layer and blend it as soft light, or over lay, etc, the darks get all bunched up and loose and you get those muddy black areas in the darker regions. Also their work has very sharp highlights, and theyre bright, thats what makes the pop your seeing, and finally, they may be working with files form very expensive cameras i.e medium format for some of the work.
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Old 09-12-2009, 12:25 PM
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Re: Car Retouching??

Thanks for the comment! I need to learn because i don't like my photoshop level. I found some interesting sharpening techniques here which i have to test! Nice Thread which i hope will remain alive !
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Old 07-04-2010, 09:28 AM
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Re: Car Retouching??

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I made a workflow tutorial for car retouching a few years ago, just found it on a backup drive yesterday.
It goes over the rudimentary, nuts-and-bolts stuff like fit and finish and masking/light illustration to remove and simplify environmental reflections. I left off on how to do drop shadows though, so it's not fully complete.

Here is the link:

http://www.box.net/shared/uxej5onnft

It's a 9meg .pdf file, so everyone should be able to see it.
Could you please explain what did you do on the page 15? How did you smooth the reflection on the bumper? I tried it many times, but I still can't figure it out. Does anybody know?
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Old 07-04-2010, 10:02 AM
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Re: Car Retouching??

I think he's taking a colour sample from 2 areas from the bumper then adding as foreground background colours.You can then use these colours for a graduate to make new bumper.
I often do this to replace panels on cars with reflections I want to remove.
I released a video which covers this technique and others for car retouching on my training site called "Jaguar XK Photoshop Car Photography Tutorial" Compositing A New Environment.
Hope this helps.
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