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Old 10-16-2008, 11:40 PM
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Re: HELP: Fog & Fashion

I was trying to avoid the high key, classical soft focus effect that simple graduated white layers or even hand brushed white layers give, and make it look more like smoke or fog.

Two cloud layers, a graduated white layer with noise and gaussian blur, a duplicate of the base layer in multiply mode, two hand painted layers in white and grey for the backgroud and edges, and another duplicate of base layer slightly blurred and applied in soft light. Some hand painted adjustements of masks on each of the layers and a graduated black to white layer in overlay mode to control the lighting balance.
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Old 10-16-2008, 11:55 PM
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Re: HELP: Fog & Fashion

Here is my take on it, the lens flare looks good but there is no flare in the example picture.

Upon examination it seems to be black and color desiderated and also with a soft purple glow.

I normally use this technique for darkening the blacks but in this case it removes blacks. I used the exposure adjustment with a mask to reduce the blacks (+offest, -gama). I then did a gradient from very little removal to high removal using the mask.

The huh/sat was slightly reduced at this point.

Next, I used a solid color fill with mask set to soft light blending mode with a dark purple. I copied the same mask of the exposure into the solid color fill.

This took about 5 min, but it could be better with more precise masking.
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Old 10-19-2008, 12:31 AM
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Re: HELP: Fog & Fashion


great, thanks for all the tips...

(result soon

All the best
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