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Old 10-29-2008, 09:16 AM
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Strond B&W details

Hello. I'm having another question about photo retouching. Look at this photo, please:
http://i38.tinypic.com/29wmuqx.jpg
I don't know how to make similar effect. But i think it few High Pass layers on different radius or Shadow/Highlight effect.

I make few samples, but did not receive wanted effect.

Retouch Masters, please, give me some advice.

Thanks.

Oleg.
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Old 10-29-2008, 10:41 AM
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Re: Strond B&W details

Hi Oleg:

I think you can probably get that look with high pass layers and linear light blend mode. You will get that crispy look. And it allows to you to decrease the efect where you want painting in the high pass layer with neutral grey (50%).

Hope it helps....JavierT
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Old 10-29-2008, 11:08 AM
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Re: Strond B&W details

Try playing with Adjust layer B&W and the max black setting as well.
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Old 10-29-2008, 11:39 AM
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Re: Strond B&W details

Here is a link that explains the process http://retouchpro.com/tutorials/?m=show&id=325
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Old 10-29-2008, 12:46 PM
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Re: Strond B&W details

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Hi Oleg:

I think you can probably get that look with high pass layers and linear light blend mode. You will get that crispy look. And it allows to you to decrease the efect where you want painting in the high pass layer with neutral grey (50%).

Hope it helps....JavierT
Thanks, i will try it :-)

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Try playing with Adjust layer B&W and the max black setting as well.
No, its bad way.

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Here is a link that explains the process http://retouchpro.com/tutorials/?m=show&id=325
Yes, i know this technique, i have experience in this retouching process. But i can't get similar effect like in photo:-)

PS: Sorry for error in topic name, i mean Strong:-)
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Old 10-29-2008, 12:59 PM
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Re: Strond B&W details

Here is my last try. It looks very dirty :-(

I used 4 High Pass layers, Black & White adjustment Layer, and some curves. But this is not i want :-(

http://i34.tinypic.com/awyo9i.jpg
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Old 10-29-2008, 02:51 PM
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Re: Strond B&W details

Reduce contrast, high pass, and sharpen (a lot). Then increase contrast again.

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Old 10-29-2008, 02:56 PM
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Re: Strond B&W details

I guess some people can get great results using a bad way.


http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/pho...tml#post209906

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I decided to add little bit info to my workflow. May be I missed something

1. Choose the right photo. Because my photo is the worst for this kind of retouching))) It great works for old people or any pictures where you can get as much details as you can get.
2. Make all basic adjustments for picture like removing color casts, cloning out some unwanted details etc.
3. Image-Adjustment-Black and White-Maximum black
4.Copy the layer - High Pass to bring out details (the radius should be to an amount to bring out the most details) - blinding mode to overlay
5.Filter-Blur-Gaussian Blur to create soft glow. Blending Mode -still Overlay
6.New Adjustment Layer (in the bottom of layer palette)-Gradient Map. Select black-and-white gradient. Make adjustments to gradient if needed
7. Group the layers, copy background layer and place it on the top of the group.
8.Doing the same for the whites (on our copied layer from background). Image - Adjustments -Black and White-Maximum White
9. High Pass don't forget to put to Overlay (I put the same value as for blacks)
10. Blur (see step #5) the same value. Overlay blending mode
11. Gradient map. Adjustment layer- Gradient map. select black and white gradient. double click on gradient and make adjustment to bring out "light parts" of the photo meaning to make gradient more white then black. but of course everything depends on the photo
12. Group all "whites" layers, add black mask on the group and with white soft brush reveal which needs to be lightened up

Now I hope should be more clear.

julianmarsalis - you need to group layers not merge them, (Layers-Group Layers)
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Old 10-29-2008, 06:04 PM
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Re: Strond B&W details

You could also use the Manny Librodo Sharpening action, direct download link here -


http://www.photoshopcreativity.com/D...do_sharpen.atn

Try it on a copy of the blue channel, duplicate that layer and run the action again, then experiment with different blending modes for each layer and also layer opacities.
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Old 10-29-2008, 07:59 PM
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Re: Strond B&W details

My Play

Ctrl+J, Shft+Ctrl+U(Desaturate)
Ctrl+J
Redfield++ Bas Relief (adjust intensity to show detail) (Luminosity Mode)
Transparency filter>Eliminate White
Ctrl+L (levels)
Mask (eye work, background, extraneous black and white spots)
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