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D&B Actual techniques which professional uses.

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Old 09-23-2008, 06:14 PM
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Re: D&B Actual techniques which professional uses.

what the heck.... might as well put in a nice digital back and a hassel on the "need" category!!!!
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Old 09-23-2008, 07:37 PM
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Re: D&B Actual techniques which professional uses.

Yes, that would help too! lol
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Old 09-24-2008, 12:23 AM
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Don't forget the lights. A 33inch Mola beauty light and a bunch of celing track mounted strobes would be nice.
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Old 09-24-2008, 12:50 AM
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oooops.... forgot about lights....

mmmm I would love to shoot with those massive profoto octagon!!!!

cant have good photoshop without good photo to start with!
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Old 09-24-2008, 12:52 AM
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Re: D&B Actual techniques which professional uses.

Tony Kuyper has another good tutorial "The Burn/Dodge Layer Luminosity Painting" http://www.goodlight.us/writing/lumi...ainting-1.html

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Old 09-24-2008, 01:27 AM
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Re: D&B Actual techniques which professional uses.

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Tony Kuyper has another good tutorial "The Burn/Dodge Layer Luminosity Painting" http://www.goodlight.us/writing/lumi...ainting-1.html

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amazing tutorial... very technical! thanks....
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Old 09-24-2008, 02:23 AM
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Re: D&B Actual techniques which professional uses.

I think that something people fail to mention when promoting D&B for serious retouch (not just a pimple) is that unlike degrunge, filters, actions, plugins, layer masks etc, D&B is really the digital equivalent of pencil sketching. And D&B retouch is like taking a completed pencil sketch, erasing a section and trying to redraw it to new specifications. If your pencil sketch ability is limited to matchstick men, then you are definitely going to have a lot of difficulty with extensive D&B. I'm not saying it can't be done, but just bear in mind what you are attempting.
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Old 09-24-2008, 04:04 AM
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Re: D&B Actual techniques which professional uses.

I agree Verywierd.

I am no very good with sketch, a probably need to spend more time to get good results with D&B but, with practices, you can get it and improve your skills.
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Old 09-24-2008, 04:39 AM
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Re: D&B Actual techniques which professional uses.

The professional techniques for D&B have been discussed and explained in many threads here,
its a matter of practice.

You can master D&B with enough practice. But having good aesthetics to use D&B well is a harder skill to gain. Some people have it and can develop it more. Others will never have it. It's like taste!
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Old 09-24-2008, 05:20 AM
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The professional techniques for D&B have been discussed and explained in many threads here,
its a matter of practice.

You can master D&B with enough practice. But having good aesthetics to use D&B well is a harder skill to gain. Some people have it and can develop it more. Others will never have it. It's like taste!
Exactly my point. D&B is discussed so often, yet newcomers are still confused and disappointed by their results, which is why you get threads like this one. More emphasis needs to be put on the fact that D&B involves a degree of artistic skill and is not a series of mechanical steps 1, 2, 3, and you get a definite result, like colour replacement using curves. Otherwise, people will keep searching for the "secret technique" that will magically make their D&B efforts a success.
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