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Old 09-29-2008, 10:37 AM
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Re: simplify the tones :)

Gee

Do you know how he made those close selections? Was it manually or via luminosity masks or some other method?
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Old 09-29-2008, 10:51 AM
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Re: simplify the tones :)

i guess its everything.
lum mask/channels/paint on mask with brush etc etc

http://lequere.loic.free.fr/
.. have a look on everysingle picture.
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Old 09-29-2008, 11:50 AM
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Re: simplify the tones :)

Vapour, thanks for show us your technique. It´s a diferent way but looks nice.
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Old 09-29-2008, 12:55 PM
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Re: simplify the tones :)

Thanks - I picked it up from Ronald N. Tan - http://www.ronaldntan.com/
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Old 10-01-2008, 02:46 AM
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One way of doing a "bleach bypass" without using the AIM profile is as follows.... (must be in this order)
1.
Make adjustment layer type > Channel Mixer > Select "Monochromatic > Set Red = 0%, Green = 0%, Blue = 100% - OK
Set that layer's mode to Luminosity.
2.
Make adjustment layer type > Channel Mixer > Select "Monochromatic > Set Red = 0%, Green = 100%, Blue = 0% - OK
Set that layer's mode to Screen at 80% opacity.
3.
Make adjustment layer type > Channel Mixer > Select "Monochromatic > Set Red = 100%, Green = 0%, Blue = 0% - OK
Set that layer's mode to Multiply at 50% opacity.
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How he gets the rest of his look is beyond me, that will just give you a bleach look.
Thnx alot for the explaination... was really helpful !
I did a 2 min try and heres the result
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Old 10-01-2008, 12:19 PM
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Re: simplify the tones :)

That is brilliant Vapour. I will try and remember that, because it rocks.
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Old 10-01-2008, 12:40 PM
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Re: simplify the tones :)

Looks like plenty of soft masks. I'd lighten and darken areas with curves and then looks like there is a bit of desat overall. Nothing major, just masks.
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Old 10-05-2008, 10:26 AM
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Here is my try! Took my like 12 minutes. But it's a small image to work with. I'm posting a rapidshare link to the PSD file.
http://rapidshare.com/files/15115884...0031_small.zip

Anyways, here is a quick info on the technique:

- Obviously you need to separate the subject from the background layer.
- make a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer and pull all the color out.
- make Curves adjustment layer and lighten the midtones, then set it to screen blend mode.
- then make solid color adjustment layer and fill it with violet color and lower the opacity till it feels right, I used 20% and the color is R180 G170 B255
- now the women. Separate her from the background with any technique you feel comfortable, I used quick select tool and made a mask.
- than comes the bleach effect for the subject only.
- my method is as good as any.
- make two adjustment layers (one is curves and the other is Black & White)
- Set the first one (curves) to screen and brighten the midtones if needed.
- Set the second one (B&W) to multiply
- play around with those two layers till you get desired effect, and set them as clipping masks, so that they only effect the women.

That is basically it. I may have used a few more layers for fine refinement, but this is the core effect. Use PSD for further analysis

Cheers!
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