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Old 08-13-2008, 11:52 AM
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coloring shadows

Any one have an idea on how to create this look.
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Old 08-13-2008, 05:56 PM
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Re: coloring shadows

chrisskennedy, welcome to RetouchPRO Poke around, ask questions, have fun!

The following links may help you post a larger picture next time:
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~How to attach Files/Images to your Posts or Threads here~

After you post your less than 100K version, you could link to a site that is hosting a larger version.(like imagevenue.com or pixentral.com or photobucket.com)

Now for your how to..:

Turn photo upside down
New layer.... color of shadow like thingy..
New layer... color of other shadow like thingy..
select subject
Hold Alt key make mask on one of the new layers
ctrl key select newly created mask
select other new layer
Hold Alt key make mask on this new layers
top menu.. Select>Transform selection
Move it where you want it and using Black.. erase what is in the way and white to put back layer color (in other words use black and white to make corrections)
Repeat for other layer
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Old 08-14-2008, 04:44 AM
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Re: coloring shadows

Thanks for that Baldy. I should have explained myself a bit better. I am doing a fashion shoot next week so am trying to work out the best way to shoot it. I dont think in the image I posted that the shadow has been created by creating a selection and transforming it. The shadow in the image I posted is created by lighting I have no doubt of that. I just cannot work out how it has been colored
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Old 08-14-2008, 09:20 AM
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Re: coloring shadows

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Originally Posted by chrisskennedy View Post
The shadow in the image I posted is created by lighting I have no doubt of that. I just cannot work out how it has been colored
It would really help to be able to see the picture. I don't think it is lighting, but can't say for sure... It could have been done with differently colored drop shadows.

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Old 08-14-2008, 09:21 AM
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Re: coloring shadows

filters in front of the flashs.. softbox from the front and the colored flashes from both sides..
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Old 08-14-2008, 09:38 AM
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Re: coloring shadows

Here is a link to the file on photobucket. I have more examples I am going to put up there.

http://s537.photobucket.com/albums/f...t=Picture2.png
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Old 08-14-2008, 10:08 AM
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Re: coloring shadows

okay, then its two colored light sources beaming straight, or slightly diagonal.. and two flashs pointing towards the guy.. very short exposure, as
1. breakdancers move fast
2. otherwise the walls would be colored to much

no colored flashs.. i was wrong there..
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Old 08-14-2008, 10:26 AM
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Re: coloring shadows

Sorry about my poor attempt at humor (Upside down).. Looks like it might have been shot with two spots and colored later, except the highlights on the subject do not support that idea.. either way there is some post work being done and I think the transforming a selection (which I did not do because the pic was to small to see correctly) would be much easier.. Gels would only make the background and subject look funky not make a colored shadow.
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Old 08-14-2008, 10:28 AM
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Re: coloring shadows

Have you tried selecting the shadows, then putting them on seperate layers? Then add a H/S adj. layer to each shadow layer,adj the hue-sat-lightness, blur,op etc.
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Old 08-14-2008, 10:43 AM
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Re: coloring shadows

I have not actually done the shoot yet. What I was thinking of doing was shooting the shadows seperate and then comping. But getting a good selection of a shadow is hard. Any tips? Baldy you mentioned coloring the shadows after. Would you just mask that through with a soft brush and paint the color in bit by bit. I tried this on a test image but could not get that seemless look that the image has.
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