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Old 11-19-2008, 09:43 AM
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TV glow on a white background

This is my first post so a big hello to all,

Im working on trying to put a glow on a tv to make it look like it's switched on, trouble is the TV is facing sideways and its on a white background.

If the background was anything other than white it would've been ok as the glow would show, but how am i going to do that on white?!

Any ideas anyone?

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Old 11-19-2008, 10:01 AM
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Re: TV glow on a white background

It's hard to say without seeing your image, but the glow could have a tint other than white, Also try darkening the whole seen a bit, and then create shadows and highlights on the surfaces.
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Old 11-19-2008, 10:22 AM
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Re: TV glow on a white background

I've attached an example, the scene has to stay white which is very annoying!
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Old 11-19-2008, 10:28 AM
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Re: TV glow on a white background

That set appears to be in a brightly lit area, with the light source coming from the front. (Look at the bottom front of the TV.) A TV that is in a bright light does not show up very well, and will not show a glow from the side. Also, when TV's are displayed in a showroom, they are usually put somewhere where the lighting is muted, so you can see the picture better. Therefore, the best solution is still to darken the scene. Trying to show a glow from this brightly lit TV on a solid white background just isn't realistic. Sorry.
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Old 11-19-2008, 10:49 AM
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Re: TV glow on a white background

I can't figure out how to make white whiter if it has to stay white!

not even a hint of color?
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Old 11-19-2008, 10:50 AM
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Re: TV glow on a white background

Your absolutely right and that's what I'll tell the clients, and if I try and do anything it'll just look obviously retouched

thanks anyway
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Old 11-19-2008, 10:52 AM
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Re: TV glow on a white background

Hi Baldy, not even a hint of colour!

thank you both!
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Old 11-20-2008, 11:39 PM
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Re: TV glow on a white background

Well not much could be done to it.
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Old 11-21-2008, 06:39 AM
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Re: TV glow on a white background

I like the idea of adding a slight illumination onto the tv, I think a combination of both of those ideas is the way to do it!

Thanks all!!
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Old 11-21-2008, 05:09 PM
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Re: TV glow on a white background

Maybe use a little noise to indicate the glow...or...add a low opacity scene and alter it with motion blur to look like it is coming from or projecting from the set...To this add some notes swerling away to indicate sound as well.

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