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Old 09-28-2008, 06:54 AM
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simplify the tones :)

haï retouchpro
i was wondering how can i bleach/simplify the tones in a picture.
have a look here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/djp72/s...37771915/show/

(its a guy who took the pictures from an amazing french photographer : http://www.cedricdelsaux.com/ , much easily to have a look thru flickr btw)

you can see that bright/bleached/simplified look on almost all the ads about cars and anothers christian schmidt etc.

i'm still wondering how to get that look propertly.
not with AIM RGB for example.



i guess its done in CMYK but i did all my postprod in RGB 'til then.
i hope u understand what i'm wondering atm


thanks in advance
ez
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Old 09-28-2008, 06:58 AM
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Re: simplify the tones :)

sorry, i got few anothers examples:

jonathantay.com.
this is "the" example pic:
http://www.thefstopmag.com/wp-conten...s/vx4d7804.jpg

http://www.thefstopmag.com/wp-conten...s/tigerair.jpg


with unprocessed pics here:

http://www.thefstopmag.com/wp-conten...0031_small.jpg
http://www.thefstopmag.com/wp-conten...0148_small.jpg

and the final:
http://www.thefstopmag.com/wp-conten.../final_web.jpg
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Old 09-28-2008, 03:31 PM
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Re: simplify the tones :)

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.
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Old 09-28-2008, 05:29 PM
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Re: simplify the tones :)

Oh, cool photos and very interesting question! I'll hope to hear some tips from others soon
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Old 09-28-2008, 06:47 PM
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Re: simplify the tones :)

cheers vapour.

anyone got anothers tips?
could be interesting

actually i know the guy who do the postprod for cedric.
well, we're on the same random board, though and talked a lot few months back
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Old 09-28-2008, 08:40 PM
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Re: simplify the tones :)

Your welcome.

If you know the guy who does his post production why not ask him?

I wouldn't mind hearing what you find out.
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Old 09-28-2008, 09:52 PM
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Re: simplify the tones :)

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cheers vapour.

anyone got anothers tips?
could be interesting

actually i know the guy who do the postprod for cedric.
well, we're on the same random board, though and talked a lot few months back
Above the image, fill a Soft Light layer with white. Use blend if sliders to bring back whatever degree of shadow detail you wish.
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Old 09-28-2008, 10:02 PM
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Re: simplify the tones :)

My try not as crisp and detailed, but I guess if i didnt some dodge and burn it would have came closer.

http://i34.tinypic.com/20aqbyg.jpg
train0031_smalltry.jpg

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Old 09-29-2008, 03:07 AM
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Re: simplify the tones :)

Insensitive can you tell us what you exactly did on this picture?
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Old 09-29-2008, 10:25 AM
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Re: simplify the tones :)

cheers everyone for the tips.


the guy who did the postwork told me that... well...
it's basically MOSTLY curves layers. really close selections etc... A LOT.
and i believe him.

but 'til now i'm not able to do that..
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