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Old 09-05-2009, 07:25 PM
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demistify this killer.

hello. i am still looking to handle my tones in the most subtle way.
i know one guy, he's an amateur photographer but works as a retoucher since a long time now, and well, let's face it, he's mindblowing.

basically i just checked his two latest pics and opened them in photoshop.
i love the way the tones are really subtile. not too much. not "not enough"... just what it needs.

well, when i opened the files in photoshop i tweaked the files with a hue/sat layer and crank up from 0 to +100 to see where the tones are.
so i start moving the reds, yellows, cyans, blues etc from 0 to 100.
and basically the reds are ONLY on some SMALLS parts on the pics.
if i crank the reds at +100 it ONLY moves at some REALLY precise/sharp areas.

same thing with the blues tones, it doesnt effect the subject but more the overal scene etc. well its just some examples cuz the two pics looks totally different.

on the first one u can see the coach, the hallway and the chair are on the same "tonal range" the walll/floor etc etc got the same aswell.
it's really clean and i'm really wondering how to contain thoses tones.

proper masking of course, but still. any clues?
cuz it's really, really, really CLEAN.



check it out!

http://users.skynet.be/fa971161/show1.jpg
http://users.skynet.be/fa971161/show2.jpg



his webz



oh yeah, i don't even talk about the overal lightning/ambiance/contrast etc. its just mindblowing
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Old 09-05-2009, 07:57 PM
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Re: demistify this killer.

Looks to me like he is colorizing. For example image show2.jpg

Open a new color fill layer with color #778087. Set this new layer to color blending mode.

Turn it off and on and you will see that the wall does not change at all. You will need to mask and colorize everything.

Hope it helps,
-Keven

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Old 09-05-2009, 08:11 PM
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Re: demistify this killer.

yay i do that sometimes, but like at really low opacity.
its really intersting to see that 778087 is fillin the whole wall on the show2.jpg

... hint.

okay, looks the same thing here from jeanyves lemoigne
http://users.skynet.be/fa971161/show3.jpg

starting with a desaturated image could be helpful for that.
maybe not greyscale, but slighty desaturated...
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Old 09-05-2009, 08:17 PM
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Re: demistify this killer.

try this, i hope it close to what you looking for..
- Hue/Sat layer adjustment...
decrease the master saturation about -40 to -80, in the Red output boost the saturation to +70 to +85 & the Lightness to -10 , and the Yellow output boost to +50 to +60.
- Add Color Balance layer adjustment...
tweak the shadow & midtones input to more Cyan & Blue, in the Cyan-Red about -40, and the Yellow-Blue about +10.
Off course all parameters above are conditional, depends on your picture.

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Old 09-05-2009, 08:19 PM
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Re: demistify this killer.

for the show3.jpg sample, the hue/sat red's saturation is less than the yellow, and you can play the Color Balance to Red&Yellow. A little Red, and much of Yellow.
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Old 09-05-2009, 08:28 PM
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Re: demistify this killer.

ow yeah, nice tip actually, thanks already
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Old 09-06-2009, 09:38 AM
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Re: demistify this killer.

on show3.jpg same thing;

if u pick #83a692 and fill in a new layer well. it doenst change anything if u mask ONLY the bag... on the pic itself and / or on the histogram.
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Old 09-06-2009, 11:32 AM
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Re: demistify this killer.

his photos are really cool, the type of photography that makes you wanna go out and shoot immediately. although thats no help, thanks for the find Gee
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Old 09-09-2009, 11:35 AM
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Re: demistify this killer.

nice topic for following!!
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