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Old 07-07-2009, 04:44 PM
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Improving clothes details in Fashion photography

Hello all I'm learning some of Photoshop tricks, reading books, tutorials e.t.c. But there is a thing that i can't find anywhere: How to improve details on clothes in fashion photography. I'm shooting some fashion in studio, and outside, checking out many lighting settings, but clothes never look so good, like in many of photographers, i.e. here : www.qstra.pl clothes look full detail and tone. Do You know any tricks, and where to begin in this stuff ? Greets and Thank for Your reply.
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Old 07-07-2009, 09:30 PM
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Re: Improving clothes details in Fashion photograp

selective masks and adjustment layers... and patience...
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Old 07-08-2009, 12:29 AM
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Re: Improving clothes details in Fashion photograp

You want a lot of light on the clothes. Some fabrics swallow the light. For one thing, expose to the right side of the histogram, which is to say, make your exposures as bright as possible WITHOUT blowing out highlights. This keeps your dark tones above the noise region giving you clean tones to work with. Sometimes you also want to kick extra light into clothes with bounce cards.
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Old 07-09-2009, 02:03 AM
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Re: Improving clothes details in Fashion photograp

I saw 1 picture... quite posterized... To increase detail in whatever area you want just add a contrast adjustment layer, add the desired contrast and mask out all that you don't like how it looks. Simple and best technique you will ever found
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Re: Improving clothes details in Fashion photograp

thats one of the slowest loading sites ive been to
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Old 07-10-2009, 08:58 PM
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Re: Improving clothes details in Fashion photograp

Make sure you are shooting in camera RAW so that you capture the most detail, and shoot using different settings. If you can't get good hi-lights and shadows from one curves setting when opening the image make two sets of adjustments and combine them. The same goes for the out takes.

I know that I have done some images where we took the photo with slightly different lighting and no model so that we could light one part of the image that needed to be lit but could not with the model in place.

As for sharpening detail, there are a number of different ways to do this from straight filters to using a combined layer set to soft light and applying a high pass filter, play with the setting to get the desired sharpening.
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