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Old 07-31-2008, 08:13 AM
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Question on Carve Layer in this amy dresser file

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All you had to do is ask.

To prove thats its no conspiracy, no secret tricks that cant be shared, just hard graft and a hell of a lot of talent... here is a tutorial by Amy Dresser herself, included is a PSD of one of her images.
As well as being immensely talented, she's a very nice lady, very friendly and approachable.

http://www.fearofbodd.com/ADresserSample_RET.psd
Ok after looking at this carve layer in the highlight section I am blown away by the detail trying to figure out if it is truly all done by hand it almost appears to be the image reprocessed around 50% gray. Then some additional dodge and burn added those strokes are easily seen as they clearly are distinct from the fine detail. Anyone have a way of recreating this layer?????? If its done completely by hand thats some crazy time and effort.
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Old 07-31-2008, 08:24 AM
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Re: Question on Carve Layer in this amy dresser fi

very easy..
Fill a softlight layer with 50% grey and then burn and dodge with either white o black paint brush..
She is using a wacom tablet.. that is why the fine detail..
Nothing new...
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Old 07-31-2008, 10:46 AM
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Re: Question on Carve Layer in this amy dresser fi

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.
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Old 07-31-2008, 11:04 AM
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Re: Question on Carve Layer in this amy dresser fi

I guess to me it looks more like she did something with apply image and or calculations and adjusted the levels til the blacks hit 50% gray. I am gonna have to experiment with it.
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Old 07-31-2008, 12:29 PM
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Re: Question on Carve Layer in this amy dresser fi

I have to agree with Swampy. That picture creeps me out.
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Old 07-31-2008, 01:15 PM
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Re: Question on Carve Layer in this amy dresser fi

I'd be willing to bet it's all just d/b on a 50% gray layer. If you know enough about how to draw human faces, such results are fairly easy to achieve. It's just a matter of artistry. Lots of people do it. It just takes practice. I'd be highly surprised if it turned out to be anything other than that.
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Old 07-31-2008, 01:21 PM
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Re: Question on Carve Layer in this amy dresser fi

One thing I have learned is that there is more than one way to skin a cat especially in photoshop.......
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Old 07-31-2008, 01:53 PM
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Re: Question on Carve Layer in this amy dresser fi

Julian, I have seen some masks similar to the one you mentioned and their creators state that it is d/B on 50% grey layer....
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Old 07-31-2008, 02:29 PM
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Re: Question on Carve Layer in this amy dresser fi

I still believe I can come up with a way to start this process with a 50% gray remapped toned image ftw......
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Old 07-31-2008, 02:33 PM
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Re: Question on Carve Layer in this amy dresser fi

Julian, if you do, let me know :-)
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