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Old 08-03-2008, 10:59 AM
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That layer, or its equivalent by whatever technique you want to use, is what separates good from average in high end fashion.
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Old 08-03-2008, 11:17 AM
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Just my humble opinion, but that is butt ugly. The retouched version looks like a mannequin or the start of a poster child for some disease. Gag.
I see these posts and about "please how do I get this effect" and half the time all I can think is---why would you want that effect??? I agree with Swampy--this is alien
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Old 08-03-2008, 11:26 AM
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I see these posts and about "please how do I get this effect" and half the time all I can think is---why would you want that effect??? I agree with Swampy--this is alien
I think it is a "generational thing" - hopefully just another short-termed fad. I can appreciate the skills it takes to make the "look", but the actual look makes a person look un-well or alien (from another planet). Perhaps making people look healthy and happy just got boring for photographers and retouchers?
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Old 08-03-2008, 11:34 AM
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CJ - I thought the grunge look and Dragan, Dave Hill etc. would fade away, but I think you are right about it being generational. Now it's shifting to the HDR look with ominous clouds, sharpness that hurts the eyes, and weird colors. It's almost like only having only Van Gogh to look at. Guess I'm just not "egdy" enough in my old age. LOL.
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Old 08-03-2008, 11:46 AM
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Re: Question on Carve Layer in this amy dresser fi

Somehow I get the feeling that some people think that the mask is the finished product.
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Old 08-03-2008, 11:54 AM
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Maybe she's SUPPOSED to look like an alien from another planet. There's well crafted aliens excusable because they are believable in a SCI FI kind of way. And then there's the more accidental, less well crafted aliens, that we all see on the pages of US Vogue increasingly.
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Old 08-03-2008, 04:34 PM
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Somehow I get the feeling that some people think that the mask is the finished product.
I agree its about the process of how the image was created the techniques being used but many don't get that. Still working on a way to create that detail carve layer thinking a edgemask on the 50% gray stroked with a darker gray then add a luminosity mask and fill with white g blur slightly and see what I get ....
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Old 08-04-2008, 08:56 PM
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Just my humble opinion, but that is butt ugly. The retouched version looks like a mannequin or the start of a poster child for some disease. Gag.
HeHe, interesting technique for what it presents, but it conveys a bit of tales from the Wax Museum. It's scarrrrryyyyyy, oh boy. I guess that is her vision.

See, we all want to know what magic Dave Hill, Jill Greenberg, Amy, Dragan and a few others are applying to their images. Then we want to apply the tricks to our own work using those techniques and then we all look alike for the most part, lost our individual vision. I think it's fine to know how a photographer is getting a certain look, but applying to our own style, I don't know. It's like in music, oh did you hear that singer the other night, she sounds just like Madonna. Unfortunately she doesn't have her money from all the CD's she sold and concerts she's put on. JM2$
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Old 08-04-2008, 10:48 PM
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HeHe, interesting technique for what it presents, but it conveys a bit of tales from the Wax Museum. It's scarrrrryyyyyy, oh boy. I guess that is her vision.

See, we all want to know what magic Dave Hill, Jill Greenberg, Amy, Dragan and a few others are applying to their images. Then we want to apply the tricks to our own work using those techniques and then we all look alike for the most part, lost our individual vision. I think it's fine to know how a photographer is getting a certain look, but applying to our own style, I don't know. It's like in music, oh did you hear that singer the other night, she sounds just like Madonna. Unfortunately she doesn't have her money from all the CD's she sold and concerts she's put on. JM2$

Nope to me its just learning another tool to put in the tool bag and see if the methods she uses can enhance my own work......
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Re: Question on Carve Layer in this amy dresser fi

I joined this board specifically because I was wondering the same thing. What's up with that layer! What's the process!
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