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How to get this hi-key look

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Old 03-19-2009, 03:22 PM
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How to get this hi-key look

Hi guy's. I've loved this shot for a while now, but can't work out how it is done. So I thought I'd through it out to you guys and see what you come up with.

A word of warning though. It's not safe for work.

http://photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=3983750
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Old 03-19-2009, 04:08 PM
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Re: How to get this hi-key look

what is it that you want to do? Do you have an example where you have tried to recreate a high key photo but couldn't do it?
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Old 03-19-2009, 04:53 PM
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Re: How to get this hi-key look

Well if you follow the link, you'll see a high key image that is not just shot with a high tonal value. The image is desaturated and it look like the curve have been tweeked. It is almost duetone in look.
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Old 03-19-2009, 05:09 PM
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Re: How to get this hi-key look

I have just done a short video about this type of photography go to the video section on this sight and look for ProPhotoInsights Simple Supplementary Lighting
I cover photographing with a reflector and how this helps with poducing high key image within photoshop.
Hope this helps
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Old 03-19-2009, 05:33 PM
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Re: How to get this hi-key look

With all due respect Planetphoto. This shot isn't a standard hi key image. Shooting an image in hi key isn't a hard thing to do. But in this shot it's the post processing that has interested me. There is only detail in the edges and as I said before it's almost like a due tone image.
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Old 03-19-2009, 05:52 PM
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Re: How to get this hi-key look

Apologies,I misread the post (a little).
I would imagine some of the work in this image uses one of the channels to help bleach back the image.From there I would look at selectively painting back in some of the detail where required using a layer mask.Another option might be using a duplicate layer in screen mode and applying a layer mask on this.
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Old 03-19-2009, 06:33 PM
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Re: How to get this hi-key look

Dear Tommac, I asked if you've tried it because when I saw the image I didn't see anything out of the ordinary, mostly I would use the channel mixer to convert to black and white, and let the red channel predominate over the whole to get the skin looking lighter. Part of the upper left corner of the image is completely burned out so I would think an addition of a curves layer and masking the highlights even more. I asked if you've done it to a photo of yours already to see what you could do in order to mimic the look on the photo. You culd later add a bit of tint via a curves layer so the B&W looks warmer without looking like a sepia.

What makes you say its not just a normal high key image converted to B&W?

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Old 03-19-2009, 11:43 PM
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Re: How to get this hi-key look

Just a quick try.. does this look right to you?
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Old 03-20-2009, 04:35 AM
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Re: How to get this hi-key look

Here is tut for you of one way and there are many

Granny will give your way a go I havent tried that one

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Old 03-20-2009, 05:20 AM
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Re: How to get this hi-key look

Thanks palms1, for the tut.. - Interesting and informatve..

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