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Old 04-16-2009, 06:49 AM
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Magic retouching

Hello @ll,
I just wondered if anybody could give any tips on how to achieve retouching efects like those in the following gallery http://art.anhro.com/index.php?optio...125&Itemid=201
would appreciate your help
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Old 04-16-2009, 10:07 PM
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Re: Magic retouching

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What gallery specifically? Which photo in particular? all the galleries have different photo effects done to them.
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Old 04-17-2009, 04:01 AM
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Re: Magic retouching

I have chosen four of his Picture. Wonder if you can help me guess how he retouched them:
http://www.digart.pl/zoom/3437595/go_to_war.html
http://www.digart.pl/zoom/1513296/modlitwa.html
http://www.digart.pl/zoom/1072488/AQUARIUS.html
http://www.digart.pl/zoom/1077507/Sen_GWellsa_2.html
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Old 04-17-2009, 07:38 AM
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The only one I can see is this one http://www.digart.pl/zoom/1077507/Sen_GWellsa_2.html since the others are +18 and I'm not a member.

To start, there is no one way to get the results from the image, nor do I think there is an easy fast way to do the same to a new image. Most of the good retouch takes work and time. You also have to understand how to use different tools in photoshop (or your photo retouch program of choice) together in order to get those kinds of results. Do you know what the basic tools on your program?

Secondly you have to start with a photo that's taken with the final image in mind, there is only so much you can do to a photo. It helps your retouch work when the image has the foundations so you can work on and polish to become something good.

Now regarding the image I mentioned.
what comes to mid at first is that the background tone has been changed, there has been some cold tones added to it while the child is masked away. I'm also seeing something added to the background with a very low opacity at the upper left corner. To mimic the background tone you could try any of the following adjustment layers (in photoshop CS and up) of curves, color balance, selective color, hue/saturation.

For the child, the eyes have the same tone as the background as well as a bumped up contrast, I'm also thinking that there is another layer set to soft light (maybe a solid color layer set to black) with a gradient on the mask so the head of the child is lighter than the body. The child's tones have also been cooled down and the reds exaggerated a bit.

At the moment that's all that comes to mind
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Old 04-18-2009, 03:31 AM
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Thanx fot your tips.
I do use PS CS3 and have medium advanced knowledge about tools it offers. Will try to use the ones you cecomend. Is there any way I could post other pics here for your judgement? Would it be OK from legal poin of view?
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Old 04-18-2009, 05:36 AM
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The only one I can see is this one http://www.digart.pl/zoom/1077507/Sen_GWellsa_2.html since the others are +18 and I'm not a member.
Indeed.
Perhaps you had better post those photos here – with attribution of course, and not just links, so that we may know what you refer to, RaffDigital.

Have fun!
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Old 04-18-2009, 06:13 AM
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OK, so here they are. Please keep in mind that they are all (C)anhro.
Hope you can all see them now
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File Type: jpg rosser_s.jpg (43.6 KB, 105 views)
File Type: jpg frame_s.jpg (98.4 KB, 87 views)
File Type: jpg prayer_s.jpg (26.4 KB, 88 views)
File Type: jpg child_s.jpg (88.1 KB, 73 views)
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Old 04-18-2009, 10:45 PM
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Thanx fot your tips.
I do use PS CS3 and have medium advanced knowledge about tools it offers. Will try to use the ones you cecomend. Is there any way I could post other pics here for your judgement? Would it be OK from legal poin of view?
What do you mean legal point of view?

Sure you can try to emulate the photo I can gladly help with what I know
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OK, so here they are. Please keep in mind that they are all (C)anhro.
Hope you can all see them now
D&B A LOT
Shadow Highlight
Replace BG
Give everything a blue-cyan tint (except the subject - usually warm)
SHARP as hell

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