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Old 10-02-2008, 05:47 AM
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How was this effect achieved?

Hi there, I'm new to this forum and thought it might be a helpful forum to learn a few things I've been wondering for a while.

I've often come across images with a similar effect to the one in this image as an example:
http://modelmayhm-7.vo.llnwd.net/d1/...c357c26d89.jpg

Where the dress/background almost has this "cartoon/drawing" like effect.

Was wondering if anyone knew what sort of technique(s) might have been used?
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Old 10-02-2008, 06:04 AM
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Re: How was this effect achieved?

Hi cecilieharris!!!!

Welcome to RP!!!!

I'm moving your Thread to the Photo Retouching Forum.

I'm sure you'll get plenty of help there ....
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Old 10-02-2008, 06:09 AM
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Re: How was this effect achieved?

Thanks for the warm welcome . Great thanks, just trying to figure out how to navigate around here and look forward to learning and getting inspired.

Cecilie
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Old 10-02-2008, 08:01 AM
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Re: How was this effect achieved?

Cecilie,
Often, it is hard to tell their exact workflow... if unique, it is also not shared as they want to sell the effect.

However, the look is similar to many creations using Adobe's Camera Raw, or similar third-party plug-ins. One that comes to mind is Topaz Adjust. It has many preset adjustments that will do this with no tweaking required. To see examples, click the link in their name above. Just remember, you can do these without buying anything; the plug-in just makes it faster and easier.
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Old 10-02-2008, 10:17 AM
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Re: How was this effect achieved?

Well as i happen to know the photographer i could ask. But my guess is no plugins and just a curve layer with a upwards-bulging (lightening) curve in a luminosity layer, start with a black layermask (ie. no effect) and then carefully painted in.

I must shout a little at him though because of the distinct halo effect to the umbrella

(oh, and btw. dont forget that its also very good lighting to begin with. Most likely a beautydish or a magnum reflector.)

*Edit* and after talking with him, the answer is Beautydish as lighting (on a Profoto AcuteB), then the background is very subtle HDR applied and masked in. And curve to lighten up the model.

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Old 10-02-2008, 11:16 AM
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Re: How was this effect achieved?

Wow, I didn't realise just how useful and friendly this place would be. Thank you both for your responses!

And what a small world. Hubba, feel free to tell the photographer of the photo that I thought he did a great job with it and the photo inspired me . Thanks so much for the very helpful information. I'll look into the above and get practicing!

Thanks again
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Old 10-02-2008, 10:45 PM
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Re: How was this effect achieved?

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Well as i happen to know the photographer i could ask. But my guess is no plugins and just a curve layer with a upwards-bulging (lightening) curve in a luminosity layer, start with a black layermask (ie. no effect) and then carefully painted in.

I must shout a little at him though because of the distinct halo effect to the umbrella

(oh, and btw. dont forget that its also very good lighting to begin with. Most likely a beautydish or a magnum reflector.)

*Edit* and after talking with him, the answer is Beautydish as lighting (on a Profoto AcuteB), then the background is very subtle HDR applied and masked in. And curve to lighten up the model.
thnx alot for the info =)
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