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Old 07-29-2008, 03:41 PM
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Help with Pin-up Retro Look!

Heres the image:

http://i33.tinypic.com/2vxot29.jpg


How do i whiten the background so that it is even? And is there anything i should keep in mind when doing pinup style work? You guys can take a try at it.
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Old 07-29-2008, 03:57 PM
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Re: Help with Pin-up Retro Look!

Hello,

A few days ago I was contracted to photograph a catalogue of fashions that would have as inspiration pin ups. You can see the work in this link: http://www.zero3design.com/catalogos/occam_2009/. I liked your photo, is raw, will have one time I go to place my idea of treatment and deep, but most cool and the most classic one exactly is with color and one degrades radial. In my photos i blur a lot of the skin, wanted to leave almost as a painting. So thats it, cya
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Old 07-30-2008, 06:23 AM
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Re: Help with Pin-up Retro Look!

I would whiten the background and repaint the shadows.


The main issue is to get that retro look (I don't suppose you want the 'painted' look,).

In your example I removed the background and added a shadow.
2 color fills in diff blending modes, 1 luminosity mask + fill, a curve, added some rouge on the cheeks, made one layer of it all and usm.

But I don't know if that is the look you're after.
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Old 07-30-2008, 08:08 AM
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Re: Help with Pin-up Retro Look!

http://shrani.si/f/2s/sh/O7byTO1/pinup.jpg
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Old 07-30-2008, 10:23 AM
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Re: Help with Pin-up Retro Look!

Hi there

Here is my try...I used THIS

I thought it would be appropriate for the pin-up 1940-50's era to illustrate the photo somewhat

I did this fast and now and can see many problems but you get the idea.


Butch
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Old 07-30-2008, 11:15 AM
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Re: Help with Pin-up Retro Look!

Just a down and dirty quicky. Smoothed out her skin and emphasized the highlights and shadows. You asked how to whiten the background and all I would do is use an adjustment curve layer and get it to the desired shade of white then mask her out.
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Old 07-30-2008, 04:36 PM
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Re: Help with Pin-up Retro Look!

Just noticed mistake,if the pin is out then spring throws striker lever away.
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Old 08-02-2008, 01:35 PM
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Re: Help with Pin-up Retro Look!

and Liquify the legs a bit
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Old 08-11-2008, 03:52 PM
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Re: Help with Pin-up Retro Look!

Decided to go all the way. Changed the background and recreated the shadow, stretched the image vertically and rotated it. "Adjusted" the model using liquify. Adjusted contrast, desaturated the image, added grain and border. Oh, and fixed the grenade spoon.
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Old 08-12-2008, 02:52 AM
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Re: Help with Pin-up Retro Look!

I like jessibelle15s' idea of carving and painting highlights and she is right about an adjustment curve or levels or Hue/Saturation layer with mask for the background..

It would also probably be wise to remember when shooting, that you are not only lighting the subject you are also lighting the background and they should always be treated separately.. And check the clothing and pose to ensure they flatter the model..
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