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Old 02-05-2009, 01:02 PM
Emuneck Emuneck is offline
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How do you do this?

Hi All,

Can anyone tell me how to get this green/brown effect that is in these images I have attached. I've had a tinker in Photoshop and I can't suss it out.

Thanks.
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Old 02-05-2009, 03:40 PM
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Re: How do you do this?

I am not an expert or pro in retouching, and i try to learn always, but it seems those photos are in between of desaturated and cross processing retouch, sometimes there are some filters that can add some kind of effects like 2 or 3 colors or tones for overall photos, do you have any shot that you would like to try with it?
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Old 02-05-2009, 03:43 PM
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Re: How do you do this?

Oh, the Leibovitz images...this look drives me crazy.

As you possibly might have checked there are lots of threads in the net and nobody really can tell something about it.

I tried it with different layers an colors - I even painted the objects by hand and nothing worked. The retoucher of Leibovitz is Pascal Dangin [...]

You can find many theories between "only retouching" and ´kind of "HDR". Leibovitz said, she loves to mix the ambient light and some "well" putted flashed.

Btw. look for the Keath Richard shooting on youtube. There you can catch some seconds where the Laptop is shown...and they look nearly the same like the post processed K.R. - pics...so it might be kind of great mix of flash and ambient light...I´M guessing here.

Maybe somebody could help with a few thoughts
OR work examples?
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Old 02-05-2009, 03:51 PM
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Re: How do you do this?

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Oh, the Leibovitz images...this look drives me crazy.

As you possibly might have checked there are lots of threads in the net and nobody really can tell something about it.

I tried it with different layers an colors - I even painted the objects by hand and nothing worked. The retoucher of Leibovitz is Pascal Dangin [...]

You can find many theories between "only retouching" and ´kind of "HDR". Leibovitz said, she loves to mix the ambient light and some "well" putted flashed.

Btw. look for the Keath Richard shooting on youtube. There you can catch some seconds where the Laptop is shown...and they look nearly the same like the post processed K.R. - pics...so it might be kind of great mix of flash and ambient light...I´M guessing here.

Maybe somebody could help with a few thoughts
OR work examples?
What i found with my little short experience is with lights you can do everything, all my HDR are really nice [from people telling me] is because i always get the exposure and light correct or good and proper enough, so if the shot is not good in lights then we shouldn't try to work with them, just send it to trash, my 2 cents [or fils of my currency, lol ;-)]
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Old 02-05-2009, 08:14 PM
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Re: How do you do this?

LIKE OLD MASTER PIECES...
I am looking for this style along 2 years.
Enjoy with this links

MARTIKSON
http://www.flickr.com/photos/9382058@N07/3147432562/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/9382058@N07/2862731020/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/9382058@N07/3188805186/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/9382058...n/photostream/

EL SILENCIO
http://www.flickr.com/photos/elsilencio/2049751497/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/elsilencio/2366157147/
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Old 02-06-2009, 05:08 AM
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Re: How do you do this?

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Can anyone tell me how to get this green/brown effect that is in these images I have attached. I've had a tinker in Photoshop and I can't suss it out.
The first ones color is manipulated in curves, and is desaturated.

The second ones color is manipulated in color balance, and is also desaturated.

The last one is not really color manipulated, but it does have a slightly warmer white balance, and desaturated.

ALL images were desaturated with a -40 hue/sat reduction.

I also agree with the others, it all starts with the lighting. Without it, changing the color of any picture won’t make any difference.

Hope it helps,
-Keven
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Old 02-06-2009, 05:45 AM
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Re: How do you do this?

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LIKE OLD MASTER PIECES...
I am looking for this style along 2 years.
Enjoy with this links
Much enjoyed... I am inspired by both.

MARTIKSON is very good at long exposures and a very good ability to extract very soft sharpness.

EL SILENCIO is amazing at coloring and sharpening.

Thanks for sharing,
-Keven
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Old 02-06-2009, 09:53 AM
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The first ones color is manipulated in curves, and is desaturated.

The second ones color is manipulated in color balance, and is also desaturated.

The last one is not really color manipulated, but it does have a slightly warmer white balance, and desaturated.

ALL images were desaturated with a -40 hue/sat reduction.

I also agree with the others, it all starts with the lighting. Without it, changing the color of any picture won’t make any difference.

Hope it helps,
-Keven
Thanks everyone for your input, it has helped a lot.

And thanks Keven, I like the way you worked backwards correcting those images to see how it was done. Very clever, I'll try that in future.

Mark
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Old 02-06-2009, 02:15 PM
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Re: How do you do this?

Once you have made it back into the original, you just take the opposite of the number.

Like if you have to +50 to correct, you must -50 to apply.

If you need more help figuring out the right numbers, just ask. But I suggest you learn to do these things, as they can become a useful tool. If you want to, post what you came up with and I will compare to what I got.

Good luck...
Keven
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