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Old 08-09-2008, 04:48 AM
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Erik Almas

Did a search on here for him, and was surprised to find that noone's mentioned his work yet.. Website's at http://www.erikalmas.com/

Article/interview with him here http://www.thefstopmag.com/?p=81

He states there that his images are usually comprised of at least three elements, the sky, landscape and subject, although the image featured there was constructed from many elements.

I have a couple of questions regarding his work:

Firstly, has anyone got any links to resources or tutorials that cover at least the fundamentals of creating such a realistic composite? I understand masking and extracting, but it's just making everything seemless where I was wondering if there were any tricks I was missing.

Secondly, he has awesome colour tones, and was wondering if anyone could guide me as to how to achieve this. I've read the various threads about Christian Schmidt and advanced colour shading, but still can't fully understand how he achieves such striking yet realistic colour tones throughout the image, especially as it's a composite. This is particularly prominent in his sunset images.

Thanks for looking!
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Old 08-09-2008, 09:09 AM
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Re: Erik Almas

I have many Videotutorials of my website from German Uli Staiger. But all in German :-/

But he shows detailled how his work is created.

Take a Look at his pictures
http://www.dielichtgestalten.de


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Old 08-10-2008, 09:51 AM
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Re: Erik Almas

Cheers for the link.. He's got some damn good stuff there, shame it's in German. Is it easy to pick up what he's doing even if you don't speak the language, or is it not worth it?
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Old 08-10-2008, 11:59 AM
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Re: Erik Almas

amazing work, love it

Looks like a mixture of HDR (not over done) and paint with light / dodge and burn

and gorgeous light
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Old 08-10-2008, 12:40 PM
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Re: Erik Almas

@ Calvin: Where are these tutorials you were talking talking about? I can't find them...
Thx!

Ciao ciao Sebastian

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Old 08-10-2008, 10:54 PM
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Re: Erik Almas

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@ Calvin: Where are these tutorials you were talking talking about? I can't find them...
Thx!

Ciao ciao Sebastian
Hi Sebastian, you got to navigate to Calvin's site at http://www.calvinhollywood.de/ and click on 'online training' (set your browser to allow pop-ups)

He's got some very interesting stuff! Thanks, svald
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Old 08-11-2008, 02:04 AM
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Re: Erik Almas

Oh, ok! thx!
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Old 08-11-2008, 02:38 AM
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Re: Erik Almas

If you know the basics in Photoshop like layers, masks and and and you can follow easy the steps of uli staiger.

Its so easy when you will see how he create his pictures:-)

Its all photography...no cgi or painting.

Yo can also work with his pictures... all pictures from the final work is in the training.

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Old 08-11-2008, 02:41 AM
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Re: Erik Almas

Hi calving! Thank you for the hint. Now I remember that a few months ago i read his book (Photoshop composings).

Grüße nach Deutschland

Sebastian
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Old 08-13-2008, 08:18 AM
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Re: Erik Almas

these 2 guys are awesome especially erik, i'm gobsmacked by his images, they are so clean and crisp
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