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Old 08-08-2008, 09:30 AM
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Re: D&B Video Tutorial

Nice to see someone do something positive and ad a tut !

it would be great if people got together in their city's to do some strobist type catch ups and nut out some good work flows and tips & tricks .
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Old 08-08-2008, 11:13 AM
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Re: D&B Video Tutorial

Yes, I have to agree, using PS D&B tools by themselves is destructive and if mistakes are made, it would be tough even using History to make repairs. Using the soft layer D&B blending modes is much safer and you can experiment and not worry about destroying all the work

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Old 08-08-2008, 11:28 AM
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Re: D&B Video Tutorial

your video is different but just goes to show more than one way to skin a cat, congrats
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Old 08-08-2008, 01:05 PM
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Re: D&B Video Tutorial

and in the spirit of sharing knowledge, here is one i whipped up with the soft-light approach instead.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-uVEi8vhC8

Enjoy
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Old 08-08-2008, 01:13 PM
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Re: D&B Video Tutorial

I made a new layer, filled it with 50% gray and set blending mode on soft light. Use soft brush and white and black to darken en lighten the spots.

Opacity and flow are the same and set between 5-15%.

This is correct?

You still need two helper layers: a desaturation layer to make it B&W and a contrast curve.

As I read from the above is that the ONLY difference compared to the two-curves-adjustment-layer method (and painting on a black mask) is: easier switch between darken/lighten with x and you lose one layer. Correct? Quality is the same, only the route to Rome.
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Old 08-08-2008, 03:03 PM
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Re: D&B Video Tutorial

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I made a new layer, filled it with 50% gray and set blending mode on soft light. Use soft brush and white and black to darken en lighten the spots.

Opacity and flow are the same and set between 5-15%.

This is correct?
Yes, that's correct. I use flow betwen 3-5 % to have more control.

When color shifts happen (and they happen in every DnB method) just use new empty layer above the dnbsoftlight layer and set it's blending mode to color. Paint on this layer(low opacity 10-20%) using skin color sampled from good skin region until the color is ok.
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Old 08-08-2008, 09:07 PM
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Re: D&B Video Tutorial

Thanks for sharing! Your videos are helpful
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Old 08-09-2008, 08:10 AM
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Re: D&B Video Tutorial

Cryspatus your method in that tutorial is incorrect, and you have obviously misunderstood the technique. Filling a mask with 50% grey is completely pointless, and you are basically using the old dodge and burn TOOLS on flat pixels

Its really not a good idea to post this stuff on YouTube either
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Old 08-10-2008, 03:41 AM
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Re: D&B Video Tutorial

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Cryspatus your method in that tutorial is incorrect, and you have obviously misunderstood the technique. Filling a mask with 50% grey is completely pointless, and you are basically using the old dodge and burn TOOLS on flat pixels

Its really not a good idea to post this stuff on YouTube either
I wouldn't say I misunderstood it, because that is the way I heard it was supposed to be done. At least before this thread started. I'll probably make a new video though with the technique that was talked about here. But the method I showed in the video isn't a complete waste because it has worked great for me.
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Old 08-10-2008, 08:31 AM
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Re: D&B Video Tutorial

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I wouldn't say I misunderstood it, because that is the way I heard it was supposed to be done. At least before this thread started. I'll probably make a new video though with the technique that was talked about here. But the method I showed in the video isn't a complete waste because it has worked great for me.
... and besides that, YOU took the time to make a video, some so called masters on this board are not willing to show their techniques, ... nor their portfolios.

So thank you for taking the time for showing the techniques.
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