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How to get this briliant look?

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Old 03-21-2009, 09:09 AM
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How to get this briliant look?

Hey guys and girls,

i am curious If anybody has a clue how to achieve this look on a photo. Go to www.jessylee.de and you'll see heaps of impressing pictures. I wonder how it is possible to get these skin tones look so realistically.Whilst checking out the pictures I found that the blue channels of all her pictures have some strange noise- which is not due to the compression. Does this have anything to do whith the look? I have already tried loads of things to get these results (Overlay, multiply etc.), but it always looks kinda just coloured.
It would be great if anybody could give some input because I am about to drive crazy;-)

Greetings from Germany,

Martin

I have attached two examples of the style I would like to achieve. The third image show the blue channels that I found somehow remarkable.
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Old 03-21-2009, 09:24 AM
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Re: How to get this briliant look?

Hey Martin,

(suche auch schon ganz lange nach Entsprechungen:-( für diese Technik)

this style drives me crazy too!
But i´m sure the solution isn´t that hard to find, if you look @the work of some guys in this forum.

could you give me a pm if you should know more about the style?

(beste grüße aus dem verregneten Norddeutschland!)

greez from Germany^^
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Old 03-21-2009, 09:55 AM
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Re: How to get this briliant look?

I don't know how he did that, but i try to get closer

http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/8093/a00004043.jpg
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Old 03-21-2009, 10:00 AM
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Re: How to get this briliant look?

has any one a image they can post ? for a try ? may get more ideas that way

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Old 03-21-2009, 10:11 AM
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Re: How to get this briliant look?

Another attempt, i think the results on the website are done by using gold reflector to give that golden look, then maybe some retouches by photoshop.

http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/6630/a00004044.jpg
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Old 03-21-2009, 10:23 AM
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Re: How to get this briliant look?

Feel free to photoshop with this ugly guy below and give him that brilliant look:-)

2nd Version is my attempt.
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Old 03-21-2009, 01:17 PM
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Re: How to get this briliant look?

This is about as close as i could get it.

-Keven
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Old 03-21-2009, 01:17 PM
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Re: How to get this briliant look?

A bug hint seems to be in the catchlights...it always is. There are some pretty big rectangular soft boxes behind the camera (you can see either the camera or the photographer's head or both in the catch light and mostly near the center of the light). The rest is working the existing contrast, which can be done in a multitude of different ways. The attempts I see here are lighting from the side or decidedly off-center, which is not what is going on in any of the three examples I see here that you want to copy.

Copy the lighting angle first as that will get the character. The glow/contrast was likely done with something similar to:

1. select highlights
2. copy-paste
3. Blur
4. screen (or perhaps overlay/softlight) mode
5. reduce opacity

I hope that helps!
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Old 03-21-2009, 01:24 PM
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Re: How to get this briliant look?

Just to prove concept...I reverted to what I am guessing the original looked like (multiplying the highlight and lightening to flatten response)

Then I did the overlay option and desaturated...simple really.

the orignal is a little flat.
the overlay is glowey but also too saturated.
the final is with a glow but not over saturated.
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Old 03-21-2009, 01:40 PM
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Re: How to get this briliant look?

Also, the test image...
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